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Viewing Report for November 23, 2012

Fishing Report for November 23, 2012

Hunting Report for November 23, 2012

Friends of NRA banquet set Saturday

It is quickly becoming one of the most successful firearm education and safety organizations of its kind in Oregon.

This year the organization’s annual big night is fast approaching.

Viewing Report for November 16, 2012

A cedar waxwing takes in the view while preparing to devour some mountain ash berries. Waxwings are flocking up at this time and seeking out fruit. Favorites might include the smallest crabapples, hawthorne, Peking cotoneaster and highbush cranberries. Later in the season, the larger Bohemian waxwings will migrate from the north and begin foraging in local backyards. JIM WARD photo

Fishing Report for November 16, 2012

Hunting Report for November 16, 2012

For a male valley quail, pleasing the ladies includes finding a lofty perch and singing melodiously. Keeping one’s topknot preened and in good condition can help. The birds were introduced to Northeast Oregon in the early 1900s and have done well. Nesting later than most game birds tends to improve brood success by missing early, cold rains. The valley quail season runs through Jan. 31. JIM WARD photo

Calling all ducks

A junior at La Grande High School, Mitch Workinger uses his calling skills to win competitive events against other callers and to draw in waterfowl while hunting. DICK MASON - The Observer

Local caller practices an hour a day for five years to prepare for world championships 

La Grande High School junior Mitch Workinger will be in world class company late next week.   

Workinger will travel to Stuttgart, Ark., to compete in the annual World Duck Calling Championships, which are scheduled for Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving. Workinger, one of the top youth duck callers in the Northwest the past several years, is entered in the 14-16 age division. 

White-tail fever

Darrel Plank of La Grande runs a ramrod through a muzzleloader he built. He will be participating in the Union County muzzleloader hunt for white-tails. DICK MASON - The Observer

Union County muzzleloader hunt starts Monday 

Millions of Americans set their clocks back an hour Sunday to make the annual autumn switch to Standard Time.

Four days from now many hunters in Northeast Oregon will switch back their timepieces back more than 150 years. 

Hunting Report for November 9, 2012

Hunting Report for November 9, 2012

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