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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...............2:50 p.m.......................................................3:20 a.m.

Monday.............3:45 p.m.....................................Read more

Always in season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named

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Ahem, dear reader: The subject this week is bird breasts.

To be sure, the breast is not the first part to examine when trying to identify a bird. The general impression of the bird is the first thing to notice: its size, shape, length, the size of its bill, the length of its tail, its way of sitting, its pattern of flight.

Then check the ...Read more

Former Kansas basketball player helps bring the outdoors to service heroes

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Legend has it former Kansas basketball player Luke Axtell once was tardy for a Roy Williams-led workout because he'd lost track of time while duck hunting.

"I showed up 29 minutes late to a 30-minute practice in my waders. I ran every day for the rest of the year after practice for it," Axtell said.

"Adam LaRoche (buddy and then a future big-...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...............8:05 a.m.......................................................8:30 p.m.

Monday.............8:55 a.m.....................................Read more

Post-spawn walleye mass for late-running steelhead smolt

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David McDermott has a camp that steelheaders would envy, on Lake Erie at the mouth of Crooked Creek.

When the silver bullets aren't running he wades offshore, casting crankbaits for whatever bites.

"The last couple of years about this time, after the walleye spawn, I was catching walleye in 10 to 15 feet of water," said McDermott. "It was like...Read more

Fishing for cichlids provides fun and good eating

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In South Florida's tropical climate, many exotic fish species are right at home in local ponds, lakes and canals.

Mayan cichlids and Oscars are two of the more abundant non-native species. Both are from South America, although Mayans are also native to Central America.

Anglers who fish bass tournaments in the Everglades dislike catching them ...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...............2:25 a.m......................................................2:50 p.m.

Monday.............3:15 a.m......................................Read more

Mother's Day gifts for moms who love the outdoors

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Shopping for Mother's Day gifts can be quick, but sometimes, a mother's enjoyment of those gifts are short-lived, too.

A lot of mothers like to receive flowers, but they don't last long. Neither do chocolates, at least not with most people.

I prefer gifts that, when mom opens them on May 14, she will not only love them, but use them over and ...Read more

Find the right habitat and water temperature for pre-spawn smallmouth

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A dense morning fog hugged the river, limiting visibility to within its banks. The lower Allegheny in Armstrong County, Pa., was slightly high and stained when fishing guide and outdoors writer Jeff Knapp cut the power to his 18-foot jet boat and started drifting in the shallows within an easy cast of a low island.

"The water is 58-59 degrees, ...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...............9:55 p.m.....................................................10:20 a.m.

Monday.............10:40 p.m.....................................Read more

Fishing with veterans is great therapy

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Capt. Neal Stark wanted to do something for veterans, and he thought they might enjoy a bass fishing trip in the Everglades.

More than a pleasant day on the water, those free fishing trips have had a powerful, positive effect on the military men and women Stark has taken out in his bass boat.

"Fishing is the best," said Stark, of Davie, Fla. "...Read more

San Diego embraces love affair with Eastern Sierra trout opener

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BISHOP, Calif. -- There's an impossible-to-bottle magic in the lakes and fingers of water that dot and dart along the Eastern Sierra.

They scrub the air operating-room clean. They render phones and work email accounts almost unusable. They shake the dirt off the most stubborn city roots, causing mid-week road ragers to bend to the weekend zen ...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...............4:00 p.m.....................................................4:30 a.m.

Monday.............5:00 p.m.......................................Read more

Influx of water keeps tourism dollars flowing on North Dakota lake

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Devils Lake is projected to be about 2 feet higher this summer than last year, but the lake won't rise 4 feet like forecasters had predicted in January.

That has resort owners and fishing guides gearing up with optimism for the open water tourism season that's about to hit full swing and water managers breathing a sigh of ...Read more

When talking turkey, say the right thing

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American Indians sucked on turkey wing bones to imitate the calls of turkey hens. Modern hunters have more options. Friction calls, including the common box call, rely on the sound made by rubbing wood on wood, glass or slate. Tube calls force air through a narrow opening, and mouth diaphragm calls are self-explanatory. Savvy spring gobbler ...Read more

Turns out, the turkey hunters were stalking each other; then one of them fired

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Soon after his shotgun's blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he'd been calling to and watching.

But Kenneth Dienst found he actually had shot his brother and a friend.

"Right after he shot, he thought he saw a turkey flopping on the ground, but when he hurried up there, he saw two guys...Read more

Teacher shares lessons of the outdoors to grant kids' wishes

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Tim Davis went to a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital for treatment on his injured knee, it changed his life in ways he never could have imagined.

That visit led to the future teacher sharing the lessons of the outdoors with youngsters who would otherwise might never have an opportunity to catch fish or take wild game.

Whether they're reeling in a ...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...............9:25 a.m.......................................................9:50 p.m.

Monday.............10:15 a.m....................................Read more

Mild winter could yield good gobbler hunt

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When junior hunters and mentored youth get the first crack at spring turkeys April 22, they can reasonably expect an exciting hunt.

A weak fall harvest and mild winter are expected to yield a lot of spring gobblers.

"Fall mast last year was spotty and turkeys responded by moving to those food sources, which in some cases meant they moved away ...Read more

Turkey hunt about more than just shooting turkeys

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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. -- The sounds of a 12-year-old's laughter and shouts rolled through a recent Friday morning's mist, as Sydney Wooldridge celebrated. She'd just filled both of her Kansas spring turkey tags. One was a rare bird that carried two beards.

The seventh-grader minced few words teasing her dad, Brian, that she'd accomplished ...Read more

 

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