If you are one of the thousands of out-of-state hunters who have been coming to Montana to hunt with an outfitter, those days are gone.
Even before Del Oro boarded its bus in Loomis, the majority of the Sac-Joaquin Section knew what to expect from the Golden Eagles in their SJS Division-III playoff debut. East Union knew more so than anyone, yet the Lancers still had a job to do.
Over the years I've had a variety of different tow vehicles. My first bass boat, at age 17, was towed by my 1965 Ford Mustang. I still remember digging through the salvage yard for a tow hitch that would mount to the back of that car. The car got the job done for several years until I finally sold it and bought a truck. My first truck was a small Ford Ranger with a V6. ...
Since Buffalo Wild Wings opened, I'd planned on an afternoon of college football there. As a University of Arizona graduate, I had watched the Wildcats in the softball world series and NCAA basketball tournament at the Tucson location when I returned to visit friends. Tragically, the Wildcats lost both of those games, but that couldn't possibly be the fault of Buffalo Wild Wings. Right? There was also the Wii promotion there one spring when I ...
Over the years, I've developed a habit of getting up early regardless of what day it was.
I was likely the only person in Northern California who could not stop thinking about Dwight Eugene Gooden during the San Francisco Giants' victory parade Wednesday in San Francisco. It was a young, gifted Gooden who escorted me towards my newfound greatest moment in sports.
I had breakfast with my external abdominal obliques Saturday. I had no choice. They pouted defiantly as I tried to twist them loose while making oatmeal and coffee to start the weekend. The culprit was not a work out, but sport specific movements. I bowled a 165 against two of my fellow English teachers Friday after meetings, then hit 45 minutes worth of medium spicy fastballs in the batting cage. It wasn't quite as cool ...
Working with teenagers, I'm amazed at how many of them have never been fishing yet. I can remember my first fishing experience as a 6 year old. From that day on I was hooked! Fishing actually helped me get through a lot of tougher times growing up. It provided me something positive to do which kept me out of trouble. Most importantly, it provided me with much-needed time with my father. There were very few ...
A ton of horror movies make me laugh - adolescent girls with unwashed waist-length black hair climbing out of televisions slower than a slug in salt and still catching dudes that appear to be capable of easily busting out a 5k run.
Duck hunters, beware. There are going to be anglers out on the water and you must not disturb their fishing areas. Unfortunately, it's the anglers that must beware as duck hunting season is now open. Over the years I've developed a sort of love-hate relationship with duck hunters. Once the hunting season ends many of the hunters' blinds are abandoned until the next year. I've caught some of my biggest fish while fishing around abandoned ...
Since Manteca Unified School District has more high school students than Prince of Wales Island has residents you probably didn't hear about the 75-mile per hour winds that knocked out power on the entire island, isolating it from mail and cutting ATM machines off from the money bags that supply them. I contemplated calling mom's school weak for giving kids and teachers the day off in light of there being no power, because we've gone ...
Recently, I had a garage sale and was able to sell a lot of my unused fishing tackle. Most of the items I sold were practically brand new.
After the afternoon on the Upper Sacramento in which I couldn't conjure up better circumstances without being unreasonable, I became jealous that night, of the people next to me that had real hot dog skewers and tinfoil.
Last night was the first night in a while that we've had thunder and lightning. My son, who is 8, was convinced that a lightning bolt was going to pierce through the ceiling and split our house in two. If you've ever tried to change the mind of an 8-year-old, you would definitely understand how hard it was for me to convince him otherwise. I tried using all the statistical evidence I could find, even ...
­ Looking down from the Interstate-5 bridges, the calm fingers of Shasta Lake eventually become the churning waters of the Sacramento River over a series of inconspicuous turns.
It's been a long time since I was a student in school waiting with anticipation for the start of summer.
At some point after, during, or instead of college, you embark on a career.
When I was a kid I used to think about being a weather man.
After your mom has the 7-millimeter aneurysm in her right middle cranial artery fixed, you've watched a You Tube clip of the same procedure on a different brain and your mom starts telling people she'll be home in a week (the doctors smile and say it will probably be a few days longer), your depth of observation increases.
Last week, I discussed antiques that the outdoor enthusiast might find incidentally while hunting, angling, or exploring old ghost towns.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to Stockton's 99 Speedway this Saturday for G-Oil 150, one of the biggest events on the 2013 schedule.
I have this empty space on my living room wall that would be the perfect place for a mounted bass. It's right above my fish tank and would look perfect.
I've never really seen my Mom sick. She's had colds before, but she has epitomized both strength and stubbornness. That's probably why she rarely had health issues - they were intimidated.
From now until mid-May, local fishing is at its best if you were to ask me.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is officially under way at the Stockton 99 Speedway, and a couple of Manteca drivers are off to hot starts.
My grandparents used to call it "visiting".
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