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Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............2:20 p.m...................................................2:40 a.m.

Monday.............3:00 p.m.........................................Read more

State park campsites explore affordable ways to add comfort

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EISENHOWER STATE PARK, Kan. -- Steady or improving attendance at Kansas state parks proves people still like camping in the great outdoors.

They're just not quite ready to totally leave easy living -- and technology -- behind.

In some states Wi-Fi is being added to the parks. In Kansas, electricity is being run to campsites that are little ...Read more

The benefits of catching blackfin tunas and bonitos

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Catching blackfin tunas is always popular with South Florida offshore anglers, as the fish fight hard and taste great.

But to some people, the downside of targeting tunas is they almost always have to also contend with catching bonitos, which fight just as hard as tunas, but don't taste anywhere near as good.

To those anglers, if you can't eat...Read more

In the age of technology, evaluating new products for legal hunting use is no easy task

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Welcome to the era of the impossible. For the first time, hunters have options that were previously not possible, enabling them to go to more places, see and hide from wildlife more effectively and make previously impossible shots with a greater variety of sporting arms than ever before. Some of those technologies are legal. Others, not so much....Read more

Hunting's future rests with recruiting from new audiences

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Matt Dunfee recognized that the young woman he was mentoring in a learn-to-hunt program wasn't a typical recruit.

She didn't believe in posing for pictures with slain animals. Pink camouflage clothing was sexist to her. She didn't care if she shot a buck, and she deplored trophy hunting. But she shared the desire to harvest a wild deer for the ...Read more

Bass still biting in spite of the heat

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Despite the hot weather, bass continue to bite in South Florida's urban lakes and canals.

Tim Celesti and Wesley Gall caught 21.44 pounds of largemouth and peacock bass Sunday to win the Glades Masters club tournament on the Lake Ida chain of lakes. They used hard jerkbaits to catch their fish in the south lobe of Lake Osborne.

Tim Rose and ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............8:45 a.m..................................................9:15 p.m.

Monday.............9:40 a.m..........................................Read more

Cecil the lion's death has triggered changes in the safari hunt industry

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In the summer of 2015, social media turned an obscure series of hunting violations into a global cause celebre. The frenzied reporting last August about the killing of a lion was the catalyst behind changes in international laws and trophy transport, African hunting regulations, corporate policies and social awareness that have advanced the ...Read more

It's been a bad year for dolphin fishing in South Florida

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For many local anglers, this has been the worst year for catching dolphin that they can remember.

And fisheries scientist Don Hammond has the data to back up their claims.

Hammond is the founder and director of Cooperative Science Services, LLC, in Charleston, S.C., which runs the Dolphinfish Research Program (dolphintagging.com). The program ...Read more

Minnesota scrambles to rekindle hunting, fishing, outdoors participation

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The writing is on the wall, and it's not pretty.

Unless Minnesota reverses well-established declines in hunting and fishing participation among young people, license sales will crash and endanger the state's priceless outdoors identity.

The worst-case scenario -- at the forefront of the statewide Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............2:20 a.m...................................................2:45 p.m.

Monday.............3:10 a.m.........................................Read more

Hot weather, hot trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo

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BRANSON, Mo. -- It wasn't even mid-morning and Carolyn Parker was already sweating from simply loading gear into a boat. The forecast said worse was on the way by afternoon.

Thankfully, the water coming off 50-degree Lake Taneycomo made it feel like stepping into air conditioning as she climbed aboard her boat last week. Still, she knew the ...Read more

Tiger muskie record holder lending expertise to others

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Not many years ago, tiger muskies were in the news more than they are now. Half northern pike and half muskie, this fast-growing, toothy, large predator had something akin to a cult following, mostly in the metro, the primary region where they were stocked by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Perhaps no one was more ...Read more

Recent report shows early fishing appreciation can last a lifetime

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A raucous yell signaled that someone had a fish on.

About 25 beginner anglers, mostly kids, craned their necks to see whose rod was bowed on a stretch of Moraine State Park's South Shore during last week's Regatta at Lake Arthur,

Pulling back on a tight line, James Hanna, 7, of Crafton, Pa., whooped and hollered as he landed a small bass, the ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............9:05 p.m..................................................9:30 a.m.

Monday.............9:55 p.m..........................................Read more

Fishing in paradise: Outpost camp in northern Ontario offers wilderness fishing luxury

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MALETTE LAKE, Ontario -- Jason Laumb knew he had a big fish at the end of his line, but he didn't know quite how big until the form rose up from the depths about a foot below the surface of the water next to the boat.

Picture a log with fins, a massive head and razor-sharp teeth, and you'll get the idea.

This was a northern pike. No, make that...Read more

The night is always right for bow fishing at Big Hill Reservoir

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BIG HILL RESERVOIR -- It's date night for the Whiteheads. The nearly full moon, soft lights and sounds are all as they crave at the end of a blistering mid-July day.

As any good husband should, Doug Whitehead defers when the first fun arrives.

"Nice spot heading your way, Trish, take it," he said, staring into glowing water.

His wife of 16 ...Read more

Outdoors gear: The device that makes mooring simple

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How many times have you struggled to attach your boat to a dock after a day on the water?

Clyde Holscher, a longtime guide from Topeka, Kan., had seen it happen many times.

That's what got him to brainstorming about a device that would make the process easier. That's how he came up with Boatstix, a new product that eases the docking problems. ...Read more

Whistler-Blackcomb details its $345-million improvement plan

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Winter is still months away, but Whistler-Blackcomb Resort -- the largest destination resort in North America -- has a mega-vision plan that would boost its year-round appeal.

The more than $345 million project dubbed the "Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance" is the largest undertaking by the resort in British Colombia, Canada, which hosted the 2010...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............3:40 p.m...................................................4:05 a.m.

Monday.............4:25 p.m.........................................Read more