Fall hunting season brings out North Idaho flavor

I almost wished I hunted after reading a comment about the sport by John Austin at Huckleberries Online Friday: “I love hunting season. It’s North Idaho in rut. Most of all, I love seeing the annual ritual of the hunt. I love seeing the old, vintage 16-foot trailers, freed from their year-long hibernation, towed just the once each year behind the ‘76 Power Wagon. To elk camp they go, with friends, family and four-wheelers, to be reunited with the other rusting relics of their fall tradition. No modern conveniences, these. No (generator) sets, (satellite) dishes or global positioning, just good ol’ campin’. Nothing but beer, brats and burgers, whiskey, whiskers and wishful thinking. And, that’s just the women. It’s North Idaho during the hunt, and I love it.”

“At Huckleberries Online this week, I’ll interview Bruce Reed and Congressman Bill Sali live. Reed, son of Scott and Mary Lou Reed and the former domestic adviser for President Bill Clinton, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bruce is president of the Democratic Leadership Council and writer of The Has Been column for Slate. Congressman Sali’s interview is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. If you have a question for either man, you’re welcome to post it on my blog.

“It may be a good thing that Repub Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, the prohibitive favorite to become Idaho’s next U.S. senator, doesn’t need the blogosphere in his campaign effort. In announcing his run for the Senate last week, Risch answered “no and no” when asked if he read blogs and paid attention to comments posted on them. This, according to Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise. Dem Larry LaRocco’s answer? “I read blogs. Blogs are important. … It’s a very interesting phenomenon in the United States right now.”

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