Did you know that the Kenai Peninsula has 1,800 miles of anadromous streams and rivers that flow into our surrounding salt waters from 374 outlets? We are indeed blessed with an abundance of salmon, Dolly Varden and hooligan habitat.
Author's note: I took many fishing trips with my friend, Doug Green, who died 10 years ago. This story features two of those trips. - LP
Who knew that a word could cause so much trouble?
In the 1980s, I fished on Cook Inlet from a 14-foot skiff.
It's nearly that time of year when gardeners think of spring - of planting bulbs that are going to bloom then.
Bulbs are "pre-packaged" flowers, so a green thumb isn't necessary to get those first season's blossoms.
The first time 13-year-old McKenzy Johnson took a shot at the Dall ram she missed.
Though McKenzy, her father Doug Johnson, and a family friend stood 250 feet from the ram, the distance forced her to shoot from a steep 30-degree angle.
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to take part in the course "Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management" taught by instructors from the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Fall caught me by surprise this week. One day, it was summer. The next day held that chilly dampness that says summer has gone south for the winter.
Fall feels somehow different this year. Instead of gold, this year's fall colors are shades of brown.
September 19 was one of the first frosty mornings of the fall last year and I had moose calls on the brain. Deep in the woods I was grunting and groaning with the best of them, trying to entice a very large (or very small) moose into my bow's range.