Les Palmer

An Outdoor View: On variety in fishing

Author’s note: Not much has changed about fishing on the Kenai Peninsula in the 18 years since I wrote this piece, first published by the... Read more

An Outdoor View: Thoughts on bears

Earlier this month, predatory black bears killed two people, and brown bears defending cubs mauled five others. While this number of attacks in a short... Read more

An Outdoor View: The joys of meat-fishing

Author’s note: My views on catch-and-release fishing haven’t changed in the 27 years since the Clarion first published this column (June 22, 1990). I’ve edited... Read more

An Outdoor View: How to catch kings

By way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of catching my first king salmon, I thought it would be fun to remember some of the more... Read more

An Outdoor View: Bear time

If you haven’t done so already this spring, now would be a good time to think about bears.

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An Outdoor View: The perils of watching

Editor’s note: The Clarion previously published this column on March 4, 2005.

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