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OUT: OUTside Connection December 03, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

For various and little-understood reasons, western Colorado’s Black Ridge desert bighorn sheep herd has shrunk to around 90 animals from a high of around 125 animals two decades ago. Later this month, the Colorado Division of Wildlife ...

OUT: Sunday Column November 30, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

As the economy continues to stagger despite lower fuel prices, the adage about the wolf at the door might be truer than you think. And we’re talking real wolves. Recently, confirmed sightings of grey wolves have been reported in Oregon ...

OUT: Sunday Column November 23, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Each fall brings an avalanche of new outdoor books, all trying to reach those Christmas shoppers hoarding what little money they have left to spend. Several books caught my eye this year, ranging from a guide to Colorado’s forgotten ski ...

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OUT: OUTside Connection November 12, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Bighorn sheep watchers look forward to November and December when the crash of butting heads can be heard as rams fight for dominance during the breeding period. The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is Colorado’s state animal, numbering ...

OUT: Sunday Column November 09, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

From a local’s standpoint, one of the more important decisions resulting from Tuesday’s presidential election will be the person tabbed for the Secretary of the Department of Interior. Whoever takes this post will affect nearly ...

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OUT: OUTside Connection November 05, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Switching gear • With a winter storm bearing down on Colorado’s mountains, there’s no better time to upgrade your ski and snowboard gear or get rid of gear you no longer use. Members of the National Ski Patrol from ...

OUT: Sunday Column October 26, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Late last week, as big-game hunters jammed counters at license agents across the Western Slope, no one would have expected to hear complaints about under-crowding. But the promise of a bountiful season may have come too early, as late-week ...

OUT: Sunday Column October 19, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Call it the hex of the full moon. Or “Gone with the Wind,” but I seem to remember that title already being taken. Elk hunters eager for the early elk-only season that ended Wednesday found their hopes, and in some cases their ...

OUT: Lake Powell Fishing Report October 08, 2008

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Powell Report Lake elevation: 3,626 mean sea level Water temperature: 71-73 F PAGE, Ariz. — Striper fishing is very selective and bass fishing continues to get better. The pattern for fat and fussy stripers requires finding fish ...

OUT: Sunday Column October 05, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Wildlife managers always have turned to hunters to help control game populations. It’s surely not the most effective system and you’ll find arguments pro and con about hunting’s efficacy, from the disappearance of the ...

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