Outdoor Equipment

outdoor-gearA walk outdoors can be a real pleasure, however, if you take a hike plan poorly or badly equipped, you may regret your experience greatly. Before leaving, here are some essential tips to follow for a ride well done.

Clothing for a successful outdoor excursion:

Hiking boots for hiking in the mountains or walking shoes for flat ground. Make sure you have shoes or boots with good quality breathing. Long pants or leggings. Short for the months May-September through November with a legging. Bring the two is a good idea. Sweater or polypropylene wool.


Ruffed Grouse Hunting

rgrouseAt no time is the hunting better than from the close of deer season to the end of partridge season, February 29, 1996. With fewer people, less leaves on the trees, the homebody birds occupying smaller territories they are easier to find, see and bag.

The RUFFED GROUSE, a 17 to 20 inch bird with 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 blunt tail weighs about 1/4 pound dressed out. GROUSE hinting is challenging, frustrating but always exciting. Upon being flushed a 100 to 150 yard flight is normal. Should you miss your first shot you may have a chance again by following the bird.


Steelhead Fishing

steelheadDrifting a spawn sack from the snow covered edge of a stream a Steelhead takes the bait and the angler sets the hook. The fish dances while being played to the net. Steelheads like fast water over 42 degrees with a preference of 55 to 65 degrees. In lakes they are silvery with a dark back, white stomach and a pinkish lateral line. During the spawn the male develops a hooked jaw. Rainbow and Steelhead trout are different strains of the same species of fish and not natives. They are Pacific Coast stock and tend to longer and more streamlined.