WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. - It's 17 degrees outside and I'm lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away.
I take a deep breath and squeeze the trigger half way.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 with passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Prior to ANILCA, refuge lands were managed as the Kenai National Moose Range.
I have an irrepressible urge that goes back to my childhood. Whenever I go past water of any description, I look at it and wonder if fish are in it.
My compulsion may have begun when I caught my first fish, a small trout.
I recently received a gift for gracefully aging of a Canon D3300. Being a photography hobbyist and a complete amateur, I have diligently studied our sky and landscape for something artful and amazing - not difficult here on the Kenai Peninsula.