My junior year of college I lived off campus at a place called "The Blockhouse". The complex was a series of perfectly-shaped, two-story squares with a pool in the middle. It was just short of a mile from campus.
This is the beginning of the tarantula mating season. If you take a drive some fall evening into the hills separating California's Great Central Valley from the coastal regions, you can spot the male tarantulas crawling across the roads in search of females. As far as I know, tarantulas are not protected under California law. If you have a terrarium at home, tarantulas make great pets. You can stop by the local bait shop and ...
Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say, "It looks good over there!"
For as much time as I've spent around lodges, I had never been to one as a guest until this past weekend at the Clearwater Lodge on the Pit River east of Redding.
CHICAGO (AP) - There are few times a rookie quarterback looks good in comparison to Peyton Manning.
With only two dates remaining on the 2012 schedule for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Weekly Racing Series at the Stockton 99 Speedway, the action in last Saturday's program took on an added intensity. Not only were weekly bragging rights on the line, but teams in five divisions were battling for both the Tri-Holiday Classic Series and 2012 season championships.
So three college buddies and an Alaskan decide to play a round at the local golf course. Sounds like the exposition of a joke doesn't it? It would take a long time for a proper, accurate telling of what happened Thursday, and the punch-line would be a number – my score. My truck was in the shop, costing me many fishing trips worth of dollars, so Danny had to pick me up after I rode ...
PARIS (AP) - It surely would be have been more useful for his sport if Tyler Hamilton hadn't waited until this week to tell us what he knows about doping in the Lance Armstrong era.
I always figured that writing an outdoor column had to be extremely easy. How hard can it be? You go fishing and then lie about it. Isn't that what all fishermen do anyway? Wrong. A couple nights ago, I kept wracking my brain, trying to get sufficiently inspired to write something worthy of you folks. Nothing seemed to work, not even wearing my fishing hat. Suddenly I had a brilliant idea! Instead of worrying ...
Sometimes you put a foot down wrong and don't find out for a week or two that you actually dislocated a hip. That's how it's going to be if the NFL sticks with its plan to start the regular season with replacement referees - from mild annoyance to major pain to humongous regret. And all because the people in charge are too used to getting their way.
More often than not, hard work doesn't get rewarded.
Even though the racing season is coming to an end faster than a Kardashian marriage, there are still several events on tap at the local tracks in September.
As you may be aware, I have more than a passing interest in politics. Now you may be asking yourself "What's that have to do with fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits?" The answer is "Almost everything." Whether you want to legalize mountain lion hunting because there are too many lions and attacks on women and children are becoming common, or if you want more trout planted in your favorite stream, the ...
It's funny how things have come full circle in my life. Growing up, my dad used to always tell me to "be patient and wait for the fish to come." That is now my No. 1 piece of advice for my own son. He's not like me though; he wants to catch a fish almost immediately and insists that I not help him. There was a time when I would fake like ...
The fish are rising, and they're close.
When working out an itinerary for mom's retirement trip to Fairbanks and surrounding areas, I had to fit in a float on the Chena River for Arctic grayling. Naturally, a very late ice break up and torrential rains had the Chena swollen to the point the guide called to say the float was in serious jeopardy. I had never fished the area I had no clue what I'd do if the float didn't happen. If the Chena was blown out, then everything else might be unfishable too.
Five years ago I purchased a 75-gallon fish tank from someone selling it on Craigslist.
Editor's note: Only a portion of Lund's column ran in Wednesday's Bulletin. Here it is in its entirety.
In January, the outdoor itinerary for summer is so ambitious - a schedule of old haunts with dreams of adventures in new spots. But when fall comes, what you didn't get to sometimes outnumbers what you did.
The weather has been uncharacteristic for the month of May - lots of wind and cooler temperatures for this time of year.
I know it's summer and I should sleep in, but when you're solar-powered and the sun floods into your room your body doesn't care if it's 4:18.
There are many ways to catch a fish. Yesterday while doing some grocery shopping I ran into my high school physical education teacher, coach Gebhart. He reminded me of a way of catching fish that I've never really gotten into. Coach Gebhart likes to fly fish just as much as he likes to golf. I have a fly rod, which is 27 years old and has sat collecting dust for the past 20 years. I ...
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