Granite Bay

Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results

Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...

Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works

Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...

International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief

It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...

Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast

I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Hydroplanes to race on Folsom Lake at Granite Bay May 31 - June 2

For the first time since 1967, hydroplane boats will race on Folsom Lake. The HI Unlimited Hydroplane Series, part of the Big Wake Weekend, will descend on the Folsom Lake State R ...

Granite Bay wins Division I state bowl title

CARSON - Justin Ramirez sprinted toward the Granite Bay High School sideline, his helmet in his right hand, and pumped it skyward 11 times in succession. Big Luke Jarvis ran over t ...

Access to Port of Sacramento can be had, but it will take awhile

Many years ago, there was unrestricted access to the Port of Sacramento by several methods. About 40 years ago, a fishing partner and I would launch my boat around midnight at Mil ...

There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success

After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...

Hunting season opens Nov. 10 for pheasant, turkey and dove

Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the season for these Chinese imports will find hunters flocking to fields for the opener Saturday, Nov. 10. Going into a field for pheasants i ...

Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts

The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...

Vegas teen Kwasniewski wins NASCAR race in Roseville, regains points lead

ROSEVILLE — A year and a half ago, Dylan Kwasniewski was about to become the youngest driver to start a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, still a month shy of his 16th bir ...

Vegas teen Kwasniewski wins in Roseville, regains points lead

ROSEVILLE — A year and a half ago, Dylan Kwasniewski was about to become the youngest driver to start a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, still a month shy of his 16th bir ...