Into the Outdoors
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 30, 2015
In most towns and cities in the West, no one needs to explain that recreation is not just an attraction, it's part the fabric of communities and their economies.
At the same time, recreation's political clout is rarely powerful, especially at the state and national levels. That appears to be gradually changing, as a report in the Outdoor Alliance recently pointed out.
In Idaho, it may not be apparent, especially in the statehouse, but if you wade into the wonky paper the Alliance produced, it references Idaho Outdoor Business Council, Idaho Conservation League, and how recreationists have been actively involved in shaping the Boulder/Whiteclouds wilderness proposal.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 27, 2015
The ultimate man vs. bear kung fu video.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 23, 2015
I consider myself a competent and proficient shooter. I can take a rifle, work up a decent handload and usually punch a tight cluster of holes into a bullseye at 100 yards.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 18, 2015
Bummer about Bogus Basin closing early, but there's still skiing available at Sun Valley, Brundage and Tamarack. This is what Sun Valley looked like on Thursday, March 12.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 17, 2015
I should add a picture to this blog of me smirking, but I will spare you that. I am smirking because for years I've heard hunters bad mouthing the taste of the mule deer and the superiority of whitetails as table fare.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 11, 2015
I've covered Idaho Fish and Game and the commission for more than 15 years and never seen them take as courageous a stand on behalf of Idaho hunters and anglers.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 10, 2015
A limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for $369 that includes two days of skiing or riding each at Sun Valley, AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb.