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Oregon wildlife officials are trying to make it easier for hunters to harvest antlerless elk that are damaging croplands in Northeastern Oregon.

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ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Wallowa County’s elk herds have long attracted hunters, bringing economic stimulus to the region each fall, but the treasured big game species also compete for forage with c…

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Farel Baxter’s dad died almost a quarter century ago but even now there are moments, when he’s deep in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, that Farel feels his father as not merely a pleasant memory but…

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The stump of the juvenile ponderosa pine nearly sent me sprawling, but I wasn’t particularly perturbed at barely avoiding what might have been a painful tumble.

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Fischer Schluessler traveled most of the way across America to hunt mountain goats in Baker County.

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The elk: a great runner, an eater-upper of rough terrain, a beast that knits the Blue/Wallowa Mountain country together in its yearly rounds — summering in the high parklands and meadows, wint…

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The Herculean Camping Loop is a seven-day, 292-mile road cycling adventure through a wide range of ecosystems and summits. Each day covers between 16 and 58 miles of isolated pavement and conc…

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There is an advantage to hiking in conditions that approximate the inside of a refrigerator, only with wind gusts and rain showers, neither of which is common inside a properly functioning kit…

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Some of the more memorable climbs I’ve made in the mountains brought me to low ground rather than high.

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As we watched mountain goats saunter across nearly sheer rock, frolic on snowdrifts and crop alpine wildflowers, I had a sudden and almost painful hankering for an elephant ear.

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It was the hottest day of the year and my throat felt the way I imagine it would feel if I had recently swallowed a sheet of sandpaper.

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A mountain stream is the artistic virtuoso of the natural world.

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NORTH POWDER — Dan Marvin stands beside a chest-high bale of alfalfa hay and gazes west to the dark forest at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains, where the hungry beasts wait.

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The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station has published a report detailing the most popular recreation pursuits on federal land and how much recreation contributes to the na…

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The forests that grace Northeastern Oregon are filled with fragrant Christmas gifts — and no fancy ribbons or bows to fiddle with.

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Jason Hamasu didn’t want to merely act like an Oregon Trail pioneer, he wanted to smell like one too.

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JOSEPH — For the third summer, a massive green mammoth will greet visitors as they drive into Joseph — the icon of Wallowa County’s science discovery center, Wallowology.

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The cold and rainy weather didn’t deter sixth-grade students from learning about what’s around them during their Outdoors School Friday afternoon put on by the Blue Mountain Conservancy.

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PHILLIPS RESERVOIR • Reservoirstorage is at 45 percent of capacity. Legal-sized rainbow trout were stocked again the week of May 2. Holdover rainbow trout are available in modest numbers and a…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday it is relaxing fishing restrictions on 10 northeast Oregon bodies of water. The eased restrictions go in effect immediately.

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A lot has changed at Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area during the past two decades, a reality that is just fine in the eyes of David Larson and David Bronson.

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It had been so long since theLa Grande area hosted a state tournament that most local archers couldn't remember the last one. With the Oregon Bow Hunters state 3-D championships July 18 and 19…

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Organizers are gearing up for the third annual La Grande Appleseed Shoot, set for Aug. 1 and 2 at the La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club Range.