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The move to outlaw hunting bears & bobcats with hounds

Two days before our nation's Independence Day, California's Assembly committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, voted to outlaw the traditional hunting of bears and bobcats with hounds.

July 09, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Exorbitant fees put damper on family camping trip

I just returned from a camping trip and couldn't believe all the fees that I had to pay in order to camp a few days at the lake.

July 05, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Politeness pays off in fish

I have polite friends, and there are times I wonder what they are really thinking. If I ask say, a question about their fishing preference, the response will be polite and to the effect of, "I'm cool either way" or "sure, alright".

July 04, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Outdoor journals

August 12, 1956 was a Sunday and like most days during the summer, I was camped with my parents at Hermit Valley in the Sierra.

July 02, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Falling for artificial baits hook, line and sinker

I was asked the other day about using live bait.

June 29, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Scott Speed’s return to Northern California bittersweet

Although Scott Speed picked up a season's best 25th place finish in last Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, it was a bittersweet weekend for the Manteca native as he left his home track thinking that it could have been much better.

June 28, 2012 | | Sports Columns


The reintroduction to home and nature

The entire forest and water wasn't even whispering.

June 26, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Taxidermy 2012

The art of taxidermy is probably almost as old as the human race itself. Archeologists have found ancient Indian duck decoys in caves around the Great Basin that were made from preserved duck skins stretched over a tule decoy body.

June 25, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Strike in morning hours for hot kokanee bite

Recently, I've been learning more about fishing for kokanee in our local lakes.

June 21, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Scott Speed returns to ‘home track’ for Toyota/Save Mart 350

There will be plenty of old fashion hard nose rubbing and grinding when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the beautiful Northern California wine country for 24th consecutive year with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend, June 22-24 at Sonoma Raceway.

June 21, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Pit Board | Sports Columns


Just don’t mess this up

A few minutes before go-time, my cousin went to the bathroom for the last time as a ringless man.

June 19, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Scouting the right campsite for family vacation trip

My wife recently gave me the green light to reserve a campsite for an upcoming camping trip.

June 15, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Taking advantage of some well-earned summer ‘Z’s’

In January, summer seems like the season that never happens.

June 13, 2012 | Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Bad idea: It’s tempting to keep wild critters pets

I saw an item on the nightly news about a fellow accused of trying to sell two bear cubs. He claimed he'd been attacked by the mama bear and had to kill her in self defense.

June 11, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Frustrations continue to mount for Holmes after 19th-place finish

The 2012 frustrations of Escalon's Eric Holmes continued in last weekend's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Star Nursery "200" at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

June 06, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


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McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even ...

May 26, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Franks Tract hot spot for bass in Delta

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 20, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fishing trips are more meaningful with son

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."- Henry David Thoreau

May 13, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Unused equipment is treasure for another

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure."

May 06, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Red Sox overpower Northgate Giants juniors

The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win ...

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Brigham Young Revolver

Over the years I have periodically reported on historic or collectors guns that have come up for auction.

May 02, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta

Last week, I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend.

April 28, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Considering fishing guide after struggles

Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult.

April 21, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


No bites at Lake Pardee despite the low turnout

It took a little longer than I had originally planned, but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend.

April 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Memories, not catches make Amador special

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador.

April 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


April breeds excitement, hope for big bass catch

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing.

April 01, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


It’s time to enjoy wildflowers

Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal.

March 27, 2016 | | Sports Columns


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