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One of my favorite fall hunting grounds is in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, about an hour or so south of my home in the great State of Washington. Here we usually hunt in rainforest at the foothills of the magnificent Mt. Rainier, typically at the 2,000-3,000 foot elevation.In many national forests here in the Northwest, while limits are stated and enforced for hobby hunters (typically 3 gallons per day maximum), permits aren't required. The Gifford-Pinchot (filling the space between the triad of volcanoes, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Hood) is an exception. A "free forest products use"...

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I wasn't always mushroom obsessed. I was more or less a normal dad. Then one day my company relocated me, my wife, and our two kids from smoggy, hot, crowded Southern California, to beautiful, green Washington State. And my kids were mad as heck at us for taking them away from all their friends. I found myself trying to think of fun and adventuresome things we could do in the Great Outdoors here to help the bitter pill go down easier and make them forget their friends. And there's lots to do here. Fishing ... my daughter and I caught...

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