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An Outdoor View: Trouble with gill-netters

For years, I railed against subsistence fishing in the Kenai. I dreaded that it would mean gill nets in the river. I feared that it would be a federally enforced source of bitter divisiveness among local residents.

by Les Palmer

Refuge Notebook: Futuristic method to identify insects becomes reality

Last week I actually lost sleep in excitement over receipt of our first set of "next-generation sequencing" data, our latest step in a years-long effort to overcome the taxonomic impediment. Yes, I am pretty nerdy, but this is my bread and...
Matt Bowser

Winter enthusiasts with dogs discover joys of skijoring

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Cross-country skiers are harnessing their dogs' pent-up winter enthusiasm in a fast-growing sport that's finding a niche in the Inland Northwest.
RICH LANDERS

Going 'Wild' on your first long hike? Consider your feet

NEW YORK - A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar...
LEANNE ITALIE

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