Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Guns and Hunting

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A one in 10,000 shot

Hunting bighorn in the Marble Mountains, a pre-COVID report from last fall NEEDLES — There’s this thing about bighorn. For a successful hunt, you must get lucky twice. Owen Brown, 78, of Agua Dulce waited 17 years for his number to...

Fifty years on the Tejon Ranch

BY JIM MATTHEWS For over 50 years, my family has been wandering the ancient hillsides of the Tejon Ranch. My hunting mentor Miles “Spike” Harris and his life-long hunting buddy Ray Babb had a hunting membership lease for Area 2...

Grandpa’s Island

AVALON -- When I was a kid, I used to listen to my grandfather talk about hunting the coastal islands off southern California. He was a ranch hand for a cattle rancher on Catalina Island in the 1940s and...

An awesome quail hunt

BY TIM E. HOVEY During the off season I like to think about some of the memorable hunts I’ve had over the previous year. As I get older, I find that my enjoyment of the outdoors has far less to...

Never give up

BY TIM E. HOVEY The seventy-yard shot at the resting pig was a clean miss. The group instantly scattered in different directions in the thick brush precluding a follow up. The brief chaos was unnerving but within seconds it was...

Javelina: Hunting the beasts of the desert

BY TIM E. HOVEY In the pre-dawn gloom, we hiked along the old mining road in silence. Austin and his dad, Mitch, led the way, the glow of their red headlamps eerily bouncing in unison as we quietly walked. We...

Kim Rhode: Fighter, champion

BY STEVE COMUS Kimberly Rhode is a 6-time Olympic shooting medalist. She is also a plaintiff in the case challenging California’s onerous and unworkable ammo background check law that was recently halted by U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez. Although...

Ammo background check thrown out by judge, then reinstated

BY JIM MATTHEWS SAN DIEGO – A federal District Court judge ruled California’s onerous ammunition background check law and the state’s ban on mail-order individual purchases of ammunition from other states justified a preliminary injunction on Thursday, writing, “the Second...

Dickinson Eclipse semi-auto shotgun delivers the goods

BY STEVE COMUS The closer one looks at the Dickinson Eclipse gas-operated semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun, the more there is to like. It is the kind of gun that has so many nice touches inside that a quick look at the...

Gun Talk: Home front

BY STEVE COMUS WON is about hunting and fishing, so I have been somewhat reluctant to discuss home defense. But hunters and anglers also are people with families and homes, so with the social awakening of the COVID-19 situation, perhaps...

MOST RECENT

Sierra anglers catching bigs

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Summer crowds in the Eastern Sierra have been larger than ever this year, and efforts by county governments, private landings and local trout organizations have kept waters well stocked with trophy fish. And they are...

Sacramento salmon showing signs of life

BY ANDY MARTIN CHICO – After more than a week of slow fishing throughout the Sacramento River, the fall salmon run is starting to show signs of life, with periods of decent fishing near the mouth of the American River,...

Fleet fans out in search of biters, Ocean Odyssey finds them

Capt. Rick Scott takes a run far up into U.S. waters, between the islands in fact, and finds biting fish! BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — The week started out strong with some solid scores, but the bite faded to mostly...