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In so many words: Redoubt Reporter on hiatus

By Jenny Neyman, Redoubt Reporter When your career involves quoting other people, it can be difficult to come up with noteworthy witticisms of your own. Why would you? That, and cat videos, is why we have the Internet. Two of … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Bird (dog) is the word

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter Bird dogs are sophisticated in the way they understand words. Just as the ancient Greeks recognized six different varieties of the word “love,” a bird dog recognizes many different meanings for a number … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Take your ‘time’ in adventures

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter We had been on the boat for 11 hours when the captain suggested we stay out longer and fish for king salmon. We had already caught a limit of halibut. That was the … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Always on the Hugo

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter There’s something about Hugo that is ancient and spirited at the same time. He even has an old, sagging right eye with white lashes and a young, daring left eye with brown lashes. … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Duck disdressed — Don’t let bird brains use long johns against you

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter The weather was the worst I’d ever seen it — blue skies and warm enough to get a fall tan. That might be good for the complexion, but not for duck hunting. Even worse … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Don’t mind man’s best friend

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter Dog behaviorists caution us not to assign human thoughts and feelings to our canines. It’s dangerous, they say in books on the subject, to treat dogs as if they have human reasons for … Continue reading

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Teaching dog trainer new tricks — Hunting for pup discipline beyond generational divide

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter Teaching a bird dog the art of being a bird dog is a messy business. There are plenty of books on the subject and plenty of experts who look really good standing next … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Flighty dating habits of the willow ptarmigan

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter My recent experience volunteering for a spring ptarmigan survey has given me cause to consider the dating habits of these territorial creatures. I am constantly asked questions about what I have learned. Here … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Crazy for ice fishing — Causation or correlation? No matter, as long as you catch vindication

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter A light appeared in the darkness behind us. It was someone wearing a headlamp. My pace quickened. “We’ve got company,” I said. My fishing partner and I had arrived hours before daylight to … Continue reading

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Common Ground: ‘Moo’ve over, Dog Whisperer

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter Winchester let out a long and guttural “moo.” I don’t know what a cow means when it moos, much less what an English setter means when he does it. My best guess is … Continue reading

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Common Ground: The real reel deal — Technology trumps testosterone when the hooks are down

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter There’s a fine line when it comes to technology and the outdoors. When someone first told me about an electric reel for fishing, my first thought was a scoff. My mental scoffing makes … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Oh captain, too many captains

By Christine Cunningham, for the Redoubt Reporter My favorite ocean captains resemble football coaches. They are full of the inspiring mangled quotes and near heart-attack enthusiasm that make fishing about catching. They can get away with saying things that can’t … Continue reading

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