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Nearly everybody I’ve ever met from the Show Me State is good people. After being stationed for two enjoyable, outdoor activity-laced years, 1966-67, in Missouri, supporting Rob Gipson when he joined the Area 1 Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries crew in July 1992 was easy. The young …

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Outdoors’ yearly Christmas prowl for loot to please that favorite outdoors person was physically hindered by safe COVID-19 protocol, but proper success was achieved. Three local producers lead the way for 2020.

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Gadgets, gear, books and clothing make up this annual Outdoors Christmas shopping list. After another year of research I’m confident stumped shoppers will recognize something useful and pleasantly creative after measuring Bruun picks with magazine or website shopping guides.

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I’m regularly flummoxed by demands from investment services, medical providers, magazine billing offices, travel agents, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Social Security, banks, travel visas, IRAs, auto insurance and real estate offices requesting endless document trails be signed and immediately returned.

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The Jackson Hole Daily began in December 1978. As its first editor a joyous Sunday task was entering our postage stamp-sized office and wading through heaps of yellow United Press International news copy. Heavy weekend overnight story feeds had poured from the 24-hour-a-day wire service prin…

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Nothing makes me cringe like encountering swatches of fresh wildlife blood and hair in the middle of highways. My lament soars higher when I note hand-wringing grandstanding from bossy types and groups desperately designed to discredit and outlaw legitimate hunting, fishing and trapping.

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Despite being a provocateur of exceptional mini-van cruise-control gas mileage, this end of I-70 is always a “last pick” in west-to-east winter travel from Jackson to Florida. However, in early December a departure from I-80 east was dictated at Rock Springs as we saw reports of swirling 50 …

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Sitting down with greatness doesn’t demand exceptional surroundings. That’s fortunate because decent natural light is lacking in this frigid downstairs man-fortress. However, reading, gear rigging, gun cleaning, reel spooling, occasional fly-tying and weekly column-writing are pleasantly con…

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Great Christmas gifting is similar to scrutinizing a sumptuous buffet. Experienced eaters examine all table contents and then utilize restraint to fill a plate. Designing this gift column requires 12 months. Readers can be assured that all items are thoroughly vetted before inclusion. Feedba…