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If you’re a fly-fisherman, think back on your first trout on the fly. Can you remember it? Turns out I cannot, but I do recall my teenage years spent trying to crack the code on mountain brook…

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The popularity of bicycling on gravel roads is on the rise, and a couple who founded a website dedicated to the topic plan to add 35 new routes around Baker County and Northeastern Oregon to t…

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OK, it’s pretty simple. You only have X amount of dollars you can blow. The more you scrimp, the more outdoor adventures you can partake in. Right? So, this week let’s go little deeper than we…

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One of our springtime traditions is to hunt sage rats (a.k.a. Belding’s ground squirrels) in the alfalfa and orchard grass fields near places like Enterprise, Summer Lake, Bonanza and Crane.

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SALEM — Staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will present proposed changes to 2022 hunting seasons, and answer hunters’ questions, during a series of local meetings sch…

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BAKER CITY — Due to the increasing fire danger, chain saw use is banned, and campfires, woodstoves and charcoal briquette fires are allowed only in campgrounds and other designated recreation …

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has enacted emergency fishing regulations, as of July 1, to protect salmon, steelhead, trout and sturgeon that are at risk due to seve…

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I wedged my right hand into a crevice in the sedimentary stone and hauled myself up the final few feet to the summit of the great peak.

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The first drop of rain plunked the sidewalk with a splat I could hear despite the two earbuds jutting from the sides of my head, the plastic appendages of the urban pedestrian addicted to podcasts.

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There was a big problem on the trail at BC Creek, on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness near Wallowa Lake.

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Maps fascinate me, and because they do I harbor what’s probably an abnormal interest in boundaries.

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Peter Johnson had something of an epiphany about hiking trails when the trail his boots had recently been treading on seemed to up and disappear.

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The split-rail fence near Eilertson Meadow is my favorite enclosure.

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Oregon’s wolf population grew by almost 10% during 2020, and 20 of the state’s 22 wolf packs live in the northeast corner of the state.

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With skiers and snowboarders carving turns in fresh powder, feathery white clouds glittering in their wake, it was almost possible to forget there’s a pandemic going on.

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I like to read about geology, but the story of the ground beneath our feet is much more visceral when it’s smeared all over your clothes.

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LA GRANDE — Snow is proving to be a friend and foe this winter for Jesse Reed of Union as he helps reduce the odds of a catastrophic wildfire someday striking the Grande Ronde Valley.

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A herd of Rocky Mountain Elk relax on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, just south of Imbler near Woodell Lane.

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Wallowa Lake is difficult to take for granted.

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Renee Patrick started her epic walk through the Blue Mountains in the sweaty heat of July, and she finished it amid the nostril-freezing chill of an alpine autumn.

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The malady afflicts me every January, as certain as the handful of fir needles the vacuum cleaner fails to inhale after the Christmas tree has been dragged to its ignominious end.

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ANTHONY LAKE — The COVID-19 pandemic has made it possible for some people to spend a couple of nights this winter in a snowbound log cabin high in the Elkhorn Mountains.

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BOISE, Idaho — A group brought together by Idaho Gov. Brad Little to find ways to bolster faltering salmon and steelhead populations has agreed to encourage habitat restoration but avoided mak…

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LA GRANDE — A talented archer with deep La Grande roots, who used a technique many people in this region tried to emulate decades ago, recently died.

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BAKER CITY — Dan Marvin chuckles as he lampoons the way Rocky Mountain elk sometimes act.

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Beavers are reclusive and elusive, but they can’t do much about that telltale tail.

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Jerry Yencopal’s once-in-a-lifetime bighorn sheep hunt was very nearly stopped by a black widow spider.