Great Outdoors

Let’s go fishing — grab your bow

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

I spent a lot of time bowfishing for carp on the Wind River when I was a kid. I started bowfishing each year about the time the ice melted off the river, and I kept at it [...]

Five-stand will humble you quickly

July 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

My first exposure to five-stand shooting was at the Game and Fish Department’s Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo in Casper. I was working at the shotgun station, [...]

Stupid alarm sounds like a very common bird

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

I’ve had the same alarm clock for quite a while now. I got it for Christmas a few years ago, so the first time I used it, it was in the middle of winter. That little nugget [...]

I’ve fallen into climbing

July 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

My oldest son has had a desire to get into rock climbing for more than half his life. My wife and I took him to a climbing gym a few years ago, hoping he’d have a little [...]

What ever happened to Muskol?

July 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

What happened to Muskol? Do you remember that stuff? It was 100 percent Deet. All the experts recommend bug spray with Deet in it, but none of the junk they sell these days [...]

I’m breaking my self-imposed fireworks ban

July 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

I said yesterday that I used to spend hundreds of dollars each summer on fireworks. But about 20 years ago, it occurred to me that it seems pretty strange to celebrate our [...]

Take the kids outside on the Fourth

July 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

In my backyard, G.I. Joe didn’t abide by the Geneva Conventions. When he encountered soldiers from Cobra (a force of evil terrorists bent on world domination), he used [...]

I now realize how annoying I was as a kid

July 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

When I was a kid back in Riverton, I pedaled my bike down to the nearest fireworks stand at least once a week and spent every dime of my lawnmowing money. I then pedaled home [...]

Keep our waters clean

July 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Aquatic nuisance species are a big deal. The word “nuisance” in the description is misleading. They can be much more than a simple nuisance – they can devastate a [...]
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