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Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
  • MIKE SAWYERS I felt like this might happen

    There is a lot of information on the Internet about didymo or rock snot, the algae that gets on the bottom of trout streams.

    August 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Maryland looks for free fishing waters

    The Maryland Fisheries Service has designated some waters where anybody can fish without having a license and is looking for more.

    August 17, 2013

  • Keep your head (warm) Keep your head (warm)

    I am very particular about caps or hats, whichever term you choose.
    For one thing, it seems nowadays that a lot of baseball-style hunting caps sit on top of the head rather than reach down far enough in the back to be beneath the occipital bone of the skull.

    August 10, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS Public hunting lands drilled

    A short Associated Press story out of West Virginia caught my attention early this week; raised my eyebrows, actually.

    August 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS We’re lucky, those of us...

    Have you ever been out in the middle of the woods during deer season and just busted out crying? I mean the kind of sob that makes you suck air, the sort that creates enough snot for two handkerchiefs.

    July 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Calling them crossguns is OK with me
    The thing about crossbows is that they are amazingly accurate instruments.
    The users of vertical bows who look down their noses at the users of horizontal bows like to call them crossguns. They say crossbows are more like rifles than bows.

    July 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • No fish record for you! No fish record for you!

    As soon as I read the July 1 press release from the Maryland Fisheries Service, I thought, “Wait a minute.”

    July 13, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS Maryland elk plan hush-hush

    In August 2011, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced jointly that an evaluation would begin to determine if elk would be reintroduced into Garrett and Allegany counties.

    July 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Biologists hoping to keep trout cool, alive

    The Maryland Fishery Service will continue meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an attempt to keep the North Branch of the Potomac River downstream of Westernport cool enough to support trout.

    June 29, 2013

  • MIKE SAWYERS Opposes early West-by-God gobbler hunt

    I told Curtis Taylor that running a state wildlife agency is a lot like running a newspaper. The people you mostly hear from are those who are sure you don’t know your butt from a groundhog burrow.

    June 22, 2013 1 Photo

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