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My Old Friend
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by Don Webster, FEBRUARY 12, 2018



Just about all outdoor men and women have a few, favorite items they've kept over the years, things that for one reason or another, seem to hang around for a long time.  There are reasons for this. First, the item is obviously useful. Secondly, it has been made well, and has been able to endure the ravages of countless treks afield....
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Something’s Fishy Here
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by Don Webster, JANUARY 22, 2018



Most of us have at least one, favorite fishing story that tickles our funny bone. And we all know that fishermen are born honest, but they soon get over it. I was once told by an angling buddy of mine that all fishermen were liars except me and him, but sometimes he wasn’t so sure about me. A friend of mine...
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Quackheads Go Crackers
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by Don Webster, DECEMBER 20, 2017



We’d just arrived at Lower Klamath and Tulelake. It was a waterfowler’s paradise. There were thousands of ducks and geese. It was cold, the skies were cloudy, and the wind was steadily increasing. The stage was set for a great hunt. Roger and I were giddy with excitement. Our first draw at the Tulelake check station was a space blind --...
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My Best Friend Always Wears a Fur Coat
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by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 12, 2017



Like many waterfowlers, I’ve been around hunting dogs as long as I can remember. More than likely, when I came home from the hospital as a newborn, there was a hunting dog of some sort riding with me and my mother in the back of my grandfather’s 38 Plymouth sedan. The first hair to grace my bald, infant scalp was...
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Let Them Shoot 20 GA. Guns
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by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 1, 2017



On occasion, during the advance of old age, practicality and common sense meet up with reality. No doubt about it. It's a beautiful thing. During my 74 years, I've covered countless fields, hills, dales, bogs, and marshes for over five decades with a scattergun. I might argue that with  age and experience, I have earned the credibility of a tenured, silver-haired,...
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Alaskan Duck Hunt
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by Don Webster, OCTOBER 20, 2017



My son, Cody, and I recently went on a duck hunt to Alaska. We flew out of Sacramento, California on October 1st and landed in Anchorage, Alaska, where we rented a car and drove north for 45 minutes to Wasilla, the town where our guide, Mike Robinson, was waiting for us. Posted along the highway were large signs warning of the...
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