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OUT: Sunday Column May 10, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

If you look in the dictionary under thin ice, you’ll see a picture of the Colorado Wildlife Commission. That is what you’d see, anyway, if the accompanying listing was “Citizen Petitions to Ban Hunting.” The Wildlife ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 10, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

6:30 a.m. Wednesday. I hustled Junior out the door on his way to school on a drop-dead gorgeous western Colorado morning. It would be a great day for a hike­ — except I have to work at 9 a.m. But there’s one excellent hike I ...


OUTside Connection May 06, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

There’s really no mystery about how the state’s fish and game laws are created, but only a relative handful of hunters and anglers ever check out the process. One reason, of course, is the Colorado Wildlife Commission holds its ...


OUT: Sunday Column May 03, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Wildlife Commission slips into Grand Junction on Thursday facing a decision on how much it wants to tread on private hunting rights. The one-day meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 755 Horizon Drive. The May ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 03, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“In Tuckerland, hiking is what you do when you run out of gas. Jogging is running out of gas in the ’hood.” There are some able-bodied Grand Valley residents who completely refrain from outdoor activity — as if they ...


OUT: Colorado Division of Wildlife’s weekly fishing report

By Dave Buchanan

April 28, 2009 Springtime in Colorado represents both the best and worst of times for anglers. While the spring thaw continues, chasing the ice from ever more lakes and reservoirs, it also triggers the runoff in free-flowing rivers across the ...


OUTside Connection Column April 29, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Here’s something good to grouse about. Sage grouse, that is, and the Mountain (also called the Columbian) Sharp-tailed grouse, which offer some of the most curious and fascinating entertainment during their spring breeding ...


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OUT: Youngsters involved with the outdoors understand a little more about the outdoors

By Dave Buchanan

When Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien arrives in Grand Junction on Friday to start her campaign aimed at getting youngsters involved more with the outdoors, she’ll be a week late to the party. Politicians can’t be everywhere, but ...


OUT: Sunday Column April 26, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Of the many conservation groups I’ve been associated with or written about in my 25-plus years of covering outdoor causes and issues, none stand out as much as Trout Unlimited. Agreed, Trout Unlimited doesn’t own the concession ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 26, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“I’m shufflin through the Texas sand, but my head’s in Mississippi,” blared ZZ Top on the car stereo. My head was not in Mississippi, but into a hike in the Colorado Rockies to see how high I could climb without ...


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