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The key to having fun: Keep your keys close

In the rush to join Ryan, Josh, Eli and Nate, I frantically threw two bottles of water into my pack that was already stuffed under the bungee hold on the front of the kayak.

August 03, 2010 | By Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Prestigious tournament marred by cheating

This past weekend, the tournament fishing world received a serious black eye, as an angler accused of stuffing lead weights down the throats of his catch was disqualified.

July 30, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns

Based on a true story? Just a matter of perspective

During vacations there are usually moments or locations that provide inside jokes and stories that only make true sense to those that were there, or have been there at one time or another.

July 28, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Clark Fork offers a different experience

­Last weekend, I was able to get out with my family for a night of camping.

July 23, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns

Backpacking for trout Moyer’s favorite method for fishing

Largemouth on a flyrod can truly be a heart stopping experience, and is actually the primary reason I bought a home within walking distance of the Stanislaus River.

July 23, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns

Like a (Howard the) Duck to water

Howard Walcott plucked the ball from an opponent and took off down court.

July 21, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

No need to stock up on the same bait

­ A friend of mine sent me a picture of his recent purchase of baits.

July 16, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns

The joys of writing about the outdoors

For the past 31 years I have been fortunate enough to write my outdoor column Tight Lines as a weekly column. It began innocently enough one spring day in 1979 when I stopped by The Tracy Press to grab lunch with my buddy Steve Wampler and the Press Sports Editor Tom Mauldin.

July 15, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns

Bad day fishing isn’t bad, but a broke rod is

On the heels of my most productive day around the house - in which I used 46 screws, a power saw, drill, ax and shovel - Steve the cook, Joe and I drove to Whale Pass for salmon.

July 14, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Montana FPW working to revive wolf population

On June 2, I attended a meeting in Great Falls, Mont. at the Region 4 office of Montana Fish, Parks and Wildlife.

July 13, 2010 | Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns

Overpacking defeats purpose of experiencing outdoor trips

A close relative of mine mentioned to me that he was going camping for two days at one of the local lakes.

July 09, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns

‘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

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Wild pets aren’t legal in California except for fish

As a general rule, wild animals don't make good pets. Although there have been several great articles about humans adopting large wild critters such ...

February 05, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Stockton Dirt Track releases 2018 schedule

STOCKTON - The 2018 schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 15 nights of competitive racing ...

January 27, 2018 | By Gary Thomas Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns

Boat owners prepare to break out another $1k

Many say that "boat" stands for "Break Out Another Thousand."

January 26, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

The Good Lord outdoors

I probably shouldn't admit this, but occasionally I play hooky from church to spend time outdoors rather than listen to a sermon in a ...

January 21, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Trusting your instincts may be the best plan

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books.

January 19, 2018 | | Sports Columns

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