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‘Old Bob’ the toughest guy I’ve ever known

Growing up as an outdoor addict is, for the most part, a wonderful experience if you survive it.

July 08, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Reunion with old fling worth nine-month wait

Everyone has a song about their summer girl - the seasonal fling or even the one that got away.

July 07, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


The perfect weekend getaway in Sonora

This past weekend I received a hot tip on a camping location located slightly above Sonora. Being that it was going to be almost 20 degrees cooler up there than in Manteca, I was open to the idea of spending the day someplace cooler. With my wife and son open to the idea of going for a little trip, we loaded the car with some essentials and off to Fraser Flat we went. While driving we watched as the outside temperature went from nearly 100 degrees all the way down to 86 degrees.

July 02, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


What the heck is Front Sight?

­ Over the past few years I have increasingly heard about a firearms training school called Front Sight located near Las Vegas, Nevada. The first few times I heard of the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute I didn't think too much about it. So what, if there's another training school out there? How much different could it be from all the other schools that offer to train you to shoot. Still, I kept running into folks that had attended the school and they had great things to say about it. I decided to check it out. Going to the ...

July 01, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Seasons change, from trout to salmon

Heading upstream, the Thorne River runs pretty snug, if not tight for the first few miles then opens dramatically after a spot I call 'the pinch'.

June 30, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Dances with possums

With apologies to Kevin Costner and Jeff Foxworthy.

June 29, 2010 | By Don Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Fishing at night has its advantages

School is finally out, and this is the time of year when night fishing can be the best choice for anglers looking to beat the crowds and the heat.

June 25, 2010 | By JARDO BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Front Sight much more than typical gun school

­Over the past few years I have increasingly heard about a firearms training school called Front Sight located near Las Vegas.

June 24, 2010 | By DON MOYERS Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Ocean or land, fishing is fishing

For the past seven days, I have alternated delicate fly fishing on rivers and ocean fishing for halibut and king salmon, alienating myself from the world in seven to ten hour increments.

June 23, 2010 | by Jeff Lund Outdoor Columnist | Sports Columns


‘Secret spot’ aided Davis’ first-place finish in tourney

This past week, the FLW Nation Guard Western Division Series Tournament was held on the Delta.

June 18, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


The ultimate Father’s Day present: You.

It's hard to believe, but I've been writing this column for over 30 years now.

June 17, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


There’s no place like home (taps boot heels)

Due to an advisory that warned of 40 knot winds and sideways rain, I went fly-fishing with Stephen and Steve the Cook rather than king salmon and halibut fishing with Abe.

June 16, 2010 | By JEFF LUND Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Procedure for mounting antlers inexpensive but takes time

In my last column, I told you about an inexpensive procedure for mounting your deer, antelope and elk antlers that I had seen at a sports show in Great Falls and included a picture of Butch Kallem with a set of deer antlers he mounted.

June 12, 2010 | By WAYNE DANIELS Hunting columnist | Sports Columns


Mantecan among many attractions at FLW tournament

There are very few tournaments held on the Delta that are as big as the Forest L. Woods National Guard Series (FLW).

June 11, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing colmunist | Sports Columns


Keeping log of fishing helpful for future trips

With the tremendous snowpack we got last winter, most Sierra Nevada streams are still running high and roily with snowmelt.

June 10, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


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Getting reacquainted to life in the 49th state

It's Saturday. This morning I woke up, had an omelet made with a couple eggs from a dozen that cost $2.50, filled up my truck ($4.25 a gallon) and drove to the river .9 miles down the road for my 42nd day of fishing so far in 2014.

April 08, 2014 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Guzzlers & trout houses

Several times I have encouraged folks to donate money to conservation organizations that assist the wild critters we all love. It's good advice for those who can afford it, but what can you do if money is tight? It seems as though this recession has affected all of us to some extent. Unfortunately the recession has also affected charitable groups as well. At a time when the need is greatest non-profits are also hit with reduced contributions.

April 06, 2014 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Today’s youth missing out

Last week I wrote about taking my dad out fishing for the day.

April 04, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


99 Speedway all set to start season

The historic Stockton 99 Speedway will kick-off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 5 with a big five-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.

April 03, 2014 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Bulletin contributor | Sports Columns


Big Brother watching?

Recent articles in the world news media have disclosed that our government, specifically the NSA, has been monitoring and recording the phone calls and emails of hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Ostensibly the eavesdropping is to detect and prevent acts of terrorism but substantial numbers of people aren't convinced. Folks on the other side of the equation ask the rhetorical question: "If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?" The fact is private information in the hands of others can harm you. Here's an example.

March 30, 2014 | by Don Moyer | Sports Columns


CATCHING A BREAK

RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.

March 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Switching lakes pays off for father, son duo

Last weekend I decided to take my dad trout fishing at Lake Pardee.

March 27, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Larson Dazzles in Drive to the Front at Fontana

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.

March 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Danger as woods go to pot

A couple days ago I was chatting with my friend Bob Busser about a growing danger to those of us who frequent wild places. Appearantly growing demand for marijuna has resulted in a number of illegal pot groves located on remote public lands. Some pot growers are now planting their crops on hard to reach sites on BLM, Forest Service, or even private timberlands. They'll clear a space, till the soil, and even pipe water in from a nearby creek. If they should get busted, all they lose is the crop. Usually there is a grower/guard nearby to ...

March 23, 2014 | Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Fishing can be a relaxing getaway

Ten years ago, I was listening to a local Bass Pro talk about today's kids and their overall lack of interest toward the outdoors. He went on to talk about computer games and how few children are actually able to get out of the house anymore.

March 21, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


After working on the boat, it’s ‘launch’ time

I've been putting off changing the bunks on my boat's trailer for several years now.

March 14, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Bishop proves to be a queen

Danelle Bishop continues to win at the next level.

March 07, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Racing season just around the corner

The 2014 local racing season is just around the corner and Stockton 99 Speedway has released its 2014 schedule. A total of 15 Saturday night events are slated for the historic quarter-mile paved oval that opened in 1947.

March 07, 2014 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Wins now mean everything in NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.

March 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


The drought & the trout

Last week, I wrote about conservation efforts to benefit Rocky Mountain Elk and a host of other animals. I didn't want to neglect the fishes however, hence today's column.

March 02, 2014 | | Sports Columns


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