Africa hunting reserve caters to bow hunters

In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015, American hunters Steve Schultz, left, from Park Falls, Wisconsin, and Jerry Emhoff from Watervliet, Michigan, right, leave their camp at Melorani Safaris at Olifantsvallei, South Africa to spend the day bow and arrow hunting on the reserve. They will wait in concealed positions near watering holes or mineral licks for hours and, in adrenaline-fueled instances, may kill wildlife with compound bows. By night they will dine on the meat of elands, impalas, warthogs and other animals in an African safari experience (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone after his closest friend, who was going to join him, died shortly before their date of departure from the United States.

4th graders can now get free national park passes

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2012, file photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, the National Park Service announced an initiative called "Every Kid in a Park," which gives fourth-graders and their families access to free annual passes to all national parks. The passes are otherwise sold for $80. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Your fourth grader is your family’s free pass to the nation’s national parks.


Most of August has had a hint of autumn. There were cool temperatures, pleasant breezes and even some leaves changing early. I love autumn, but more than that, I think I love change, that edge where I can live with a foot in each of two worlds.

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