Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare: Blame the Extremists Who Keep Great Stories Untold

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle As I travel around Lewis County in my various outdoors adventures I meet interesting people doing some very interesting things. But you don’t get to read about all of them. Why not? Because they don’t want their story told. It doesn’t matter if they know me as a reporter and know I always do my best to cover subjects accurately and intelligently. They’re frightened of being exposed to the scrutiny of the public, they’re scared of what their friends…

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Fishing & Hunting Report: Archery Deer Opens; Crabbing Closes

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle Archers pursuing black-tailed deer will enter the woods on Sept. 1. In many local areas — including Lincoln, Mossyrock, Winston, Stormking, Packwood, Margaret, Skookumchuck and South Rainier — bow hunters can target any deer. In the Randle, Willapa Hills and Ryderwood areas it’s any buck. Two-point or antlerless only in Mashel (GMU 654).

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Fishing & Hunting Report: Good News and Bad News for Chinook Salmon Seekers

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle Good news: Westport and Neah Bay increased limits of Chinook. Bad news: Central Puget Sound closes to Chinook. Mediocre news: Cowlitz fall Chinook still coming in at a slow trickle. Two Chinook Limits Off Westport, Neah Bay Starting Aug. 17, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport and Neah Bay can keep up to two Chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit.

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Under the Open Sky: Go Plant Yourself

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle It’s hot outside and it’s about to get hotter, or so says the weatherman. My advice is for you to enjoy the outdoors by finding a shady spot and planting yourself there. Better yet, find a shady spot near a river, lake or stream with a cool breeze, dip a line in the water and plant yourself there. I spent a couple of hours at the Cowlitz River at Barrier Dam this week. It’s hot … and I don’t…

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