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Fishing Report for April 20, 2012 / ODFW

Some anglers catching Wallowa Lake kokanee limits jigging

Viewing Report for April 20, 2012 / ODFW

Bald eagles are common along the Wallowa River from Minam Canyon to Wallowa Lake. ODFW photo

Look for eagles near cattle

Fishing derby returns to Morgan Lake April 28

Another chapter will be added to a popular angling tradition on Saturday, April 28.

The annual La Grande Optimist Club Morgan Lake Fishing Derby will be conducted. The derby, sponsored by Bi-Mart, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elgin’s Doug Winkelman reflects on evolution of archery in Oregon

FRED BEAR BOWS: Dr. Doug Winkelman holds his Bear Cub and Bear Kodiac Special bow. On the table is a bow he made, a spine tester and two arrows with hand-crafted broad heads.

One outdoors man, Dr. Doug Winkelman of Elgin, was introduced to the “sport of kings” in 1949, and he still marvels at how far archery has developed in Oregon over the past sixty years.

“I was one of the first people in Oregon to be a part of this (archery) movement,” said Winkelman. “I grew up at Klamath Falls, and as a boy, I truly enjoyed the outdoor life. At 73 years of age, I still do.”

Anthony Lakes community mourns loss of longtime ski instructor

George Roach taught skiing at Anthony Lakes for seven years. “He always had perfect skiing form,’’ said Mike Gooderham, a member of the Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol. ANTHONY LAKES photo

Mike Gooderham could always quickly identify George Roach on the ski slopes of Anthony Lakes.

Roach was the flawless one. 

“He always had perfect skiing form,’’ said Gooderham, a La Grande resident who is a member of the Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol.

Fishing Report for April 13, 2012 / ODFW

Steelhead season coming to a close 

Hunting Report for April 13, 2012 / ODFW

SPRING BLUES: A male blue grouse makes a show of things for a nearby female north of Elgin. Along with a display of feathers and a bit of a dance, blue grouse emit a very deep hoot — one of the lowest-decibel sounds in nature. In truth, ornithologists have changed this bird’s name to dusky grouse. Look for these birds on high, open ridges in the Blue Mountains. JIM WARD photo

Blue Grouse dance in the Blues

Viewing Report for April 13, 2012 / ODFW

A song sparrow sounds off at Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. ODFW photo

Wildlife viewers flock to marsh 

Hunting Report for April 6, 2012 / ODFW

Roads blocked by snow hinder hunter access

Viewing Report ODFW

Red-tailed hawks have begun sitting in their nests in several locations in the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. Those pictured above are from a previous season. ODFW photo

Glass Hill Unit opens 

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