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I remember well my first time to fish for wild trout in a Colorado stream. I was about 30 years old and a couple buddies and I had made arrangements with a rancher to do a three-day drop camp hunt for mule deer on his ranch near Silverton.

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The mountain men of the early 1800s spent a solitary life during the fall and winter months trapping beavers back in the rugged Rocky Mountains. By spring, they were more than ready to come down out of the hills and have a big get-together for a few days to rekindle friendships and restock t…

Lake is down 2.12 feet. Bass were slow early in the week after the cold front. This is the time of year to get your gear organized or take advantage of sunny afternoons to look for feeding bass holding close to wood or riprap. Red rattletraps and jigs are favorites this time of year. Crappie…

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Like many outdoor types, I used to consider the dead of winter as off time, a time to clean rifles and shotguns and put them away and devote time to readying fishing tackle for spring fishing. But winter has become one of my favorite seasons for enjoying the outdoors.

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At the close of each year, I always reflect upon all the great times I enjoyed in the outdoors and wonderful people I had the privilege of spending time with. Each year, one could almost set his watch to the timing for a year outdoors. 

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Those of us who hunt and fish and spend time outdoors can be somewhat difficult to shop for. A gift card from one of the big outdoors stores can always be put to good use, but really cool gifts under the Christmas tree is what makes a fisherman or hunter smile.