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Chris Dollar on the outdoors

Chris Dollar writes a weekly outdoors column for The Capital. To send him items for the events calendar or a picture of a big fish, contact him at cdollar@cdollaroutdoors@.com

  • Chris Dollar: South County hosts Hunt for Veterans

    Chris Dollar: South County hosts Hunt for Veterans

    Around Thanksgiving, local hunters and farmers teamed up with No Person Left Behind/Operation Outdoors to hold the annual “Marvin Dorsey SoCo Deer Hunt for Veterans.” Eleven military veterans from the Army, Jason Griggs, Dwayne Applebee, Sylester Goode and Matt Davis; Marines, John Brewer, Eric...

  • Chris Dollar: Pickerel fight hard, don't give an inch

    Chris Dollar: Pickerel fight hard, don't give an inch

    Fishing on the Chesapeake this time of year can mean hooking into big, beautiful rockfish full of vigor and fight. But to do so you’re also at the mercy of ever-changing weather, which as we’ve seen this past week can be brutally cold and blowing a gale one day, and flat-out gorgeous the next. ...

  • Chris Dollar: Fall run of sea trout just a memory

    Chris Dollar: Fall run of sea trout just a memory

    I stopped by a buddy’s house the other day as he was poring over data points in preparation for a duck hunt, comparing date-and-time weather fronts, changes in barometric pressure and wind patterns to success. He’s meticulous about that kind of thing. Me, not so much; recently, my recollections...

  • Chris Dollar: Feeling thankful for wild fish, birds

    Chris Dollar: Feeling thankful for wild fish, birds

    The snow wasn’t so much as falling as lilting in a series of spirals that bent in pretty much any direction but straight down. The flakes seemed coughed up in puffs, captive to the gusts of a tempestuous northeast wind. Reports from the first weekend of Maryland’s duck season brought me some optimism....

  • Chris Dollar: Try adding a skirt to your lure

    Chris Dollar: Try adding a skirt to your lure

    I don’t consider myself that old-school, but I’ve been around long enough to remember the early days of the light-tackle game when, at least as I recall them in the mid-1990s, we had relatively few choices for rubber teaser baits and jig head shapes and colors. Today, thanks to creativity of both...

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