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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

I'm Glad I Got Out Last Week


February 22, 2023

Winter started early.

The snow that fell in November is still here, hidden under all the snow that’s fallen since. Another storm is on the way, promising more snow and a third bout of sub-zero cold.

I’m glad I got out last week. It was barely below freezing with only a slight breeze. Inside the spearing shack it was warm enough to take off the gloves.

Spearing fish is much like deer hunting from a stand: long periods of inactivity abruptly interrupted.

One minute it’s hard to stay awake and the next your heart is pounding with excitement.

A tree stand, however, offers the hunter an...

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