Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Guns and Hunting

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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...

Gun Talk: Avoid crowds

By Steve Comus During the current pandemic, authorities are encouraging people to distance themselves from others to help avert becoming infected with the coronavirus. No argument here. Lock and load. Want to avoid crowds and have fun at the same...

Gun Talk: Be prepared

By Steve Comus The Boy Scouts, military and first responders forever have understood the value of being prepared. It is safe to assume, however, that most folks were not fully prepared for the pandemic currently playing havoc worldwide. With the social...

Going Gutless

By Tim E. Hovey Field dressing an animal, opening up the gut cavity and removing all the entrails is done primarily for one reason; to cool down the animal as quickly as possible. The internal organs of a big game...

25.54-pound rainbow caught! (updated)

UPDATE, May 25, 10:20 a.m.: As soon as #WON posted this story's lead photo on Facebook, it was hit with a barrage of criticism, with some commenters claiming the area is illegal to fish and others resenting the "spot...

SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...