I've never had much luck with so called "cast-and-blast" trips where I'm supposed to both fish and hunt. When I try to work two pursuits into one trip, I typically do neither very well.But last weekend, I couldn't resist the opportunity. Iowa's pheasant season was still open, and the recent cold snap had finally produced fishable ice in the state to our south.
On Dec. 9, baseball writer Michael Baumann of "The Ringer" had this to say about the trade that sent Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees:"The Marlins are exploring new depths of bad faith, and drilling into substances so repulsive our baseball vocabulary is not up to the task of describing them. Woe unto those who call this move 'clearing payroll,' which implies that the Marlins might better spend Stanton's salary elsewhere.
Cars and trucks zipped past me as I stood behind my pickup along a busy highway in Dodge County. I'm never really comfortable hunting land that's bordered by a blacktop road, and I won't let my yellow Lab, Roxie, out of the truck if there's a car in sight.So I put on my vest, filled a pocket with 3-inch 20 gauge loads of Prairie Storm No. 5s, drank half a bottle of water and tested the beeper on Roxie's shock collar.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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