Hells Canyon Chinook season opens April 22

Enterprise, Ore. — Spring Chinook season will open in Hells Canyon on April 22 from … Read more

Archers on target

Members of the Grande Ronde Bowmen archery club are off to a strong start in … Read more

Calls Of The Wild

North Powder man handcrafts waterfowl and elk calls

NORTH POWDER — If not for the frozen saliva, Justus Gray might never have started … Read more

Pedal into spring

As the ice recedes and the sun beckons, there are a multitude of road rides … Read more

Forest Service report details recreation uses

The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station has published a report detailing the most … Read more

Full-feathered season

Upland bird-hunting seasons not scheduled to end early in Baker County

State biologists don’t plan to impose an early end to the hunting season for chukars … Read more


FREE FISHING WEEKEND SET DEC. 31-JAN. 1 • Anglers won’t need a fishing license, tag … Read more

Bighorn Bonanza

The Lookout Mountain herd in eastern Baker County is Oregon’s largest herd of Rocky Mountain bighorns, and the only one that’s not infected with the bacteria that can cause fatal pneumonia

Baker County’s biggest herd of bighorn sheep is getting, well, bigger. The burgeoning herd of … Read more

Weekly Recreation Report

FREE FISHING WEEKEND SET DEC. 31-JAN. 1 • Anglers won’t need a fishing license, tag … Read more

Helping hand gives elk local food source

Eddie Miguez was expecting the elk, and they didn’t disappoint him. The big animals are … Read more

Weekly Fishing Report

Grande Ronde River • Anglers are finally finding steelhead consistently with the most recent creel … Read more

Santa suggestions

Every year I write a Christmas list article on what to buy the outdoorsman in … Read more


HUNTERS NEED TO REPORT RESULTS • Remember to complete a report for each 2016 deer, … Read more

Making the Cut

The forests that grace Northeastern Oregon are filled with fragrant Christmas gifts — and no … Read more

Weekly Recreational Report: December 2, 2016

.22 rimfire target shooting events start Dec. 4 • The first Sunday .22 Rimfire Silhouettes … Read more

Heavenly Climbing

Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, is littered with history, vistas and … Read more

Gorging on the green

The combination of October rain and November warmth has resulted in a lush crop of green grass, a boon for big game animals as they prepare for winter

The green grass that has kept a bright bit of summer in your yard brings … Read more

Weekly Recreational Report: November 18, 2016

MEAT SHOOT NOV. 27 at WALLOWA • A meat shoot is scheduled starting at 9 … Read more

Hunters take aim in a dangerous game

The most dangerous animal in North America is the brown bear. Some would classify it … Read more

Weekly Fishing Report: November 11, 2016

Grande Ronde River • Steelhead season is in full swing on the Grande Ronde, however, … Read more

Grande Ronde glory

It’s already been a great day. Warmer than expected, gray overcast skies, and dropping water … Read more

Weekly Recreation Report

SECOND ELK SEASON OPENS SATURDAY • The second Rocky Mountain elk rifle season opens Saturday … Read more

Weekly Recreation Report: October 28, 2016

Taking proper care of meat • The proper handling of harvested wildlife is the most … Read more

Damp weather should be a boon for hunters

One wet week can’t erase the evidence of four years of drought. But if you’re … Read more

Retracing Ruts

4 friends from Oregon City embarked on an off-road adventure this summer

Jason Hamasu didn’t want to merely act like an Oregon Trail pioneer, he wanted to … Read more


TURKEY HUNTING • The first-come, first-served tags for the fall seasons in Eastern Oregon have … Read more

Spinning Wheels, and Reels, on the Grande Ronde

Mid-September, a few aimless souls wander the Grande Ronde in search of steelhead. I am … Read more


DEER HUNTING • Rifle season continues through Oct. 12. UPLAND BIRD HUNTING • Chukar, Hungarian … Read more

‘Neutral’ winter means uncertainty for skiers

Skiers and snowboarders in the Pacific Northwest were giddy when weather experts announced a “La … Read more


DEER HUNTING • Rifle season opens Saturday and continues through Oct. 12. BAKER COUNTY: The … Read more

Hunters have reason to be optimistic

Fawn survival last winter was good in most units, and buck ratios are above the state’s goals in much of N.E. Oregon

To understand the significance of deer hunting season in Northeastern Oregon, consider this: The number … Read more

Pedal to the Past

In the far reaches of Northeast Oregon, flanked by expanses of national forest, stretch miles … Read more

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