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Sprout Callibaetis

It is the most vulnerable stage of the mayfly emergence when the insect dangles its … Read more

Banking on hybrid bass at Ana Reservoir

‘It should be good,” Chad Meadows said. “The moon is going away and the fish … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Reservoir is ice covered but thickness and quality of ice … Read more

Cast for distance to catch more fish

Across the river a fish cleared water and crashed back down. The first cast fell … Read more

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Carey Special

First intended to represent a hatching caddis, the Carey Special was originally called the Monkey-faced … Read more

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ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

Holiday gift ideas for outdoors types

They crossed the Blue Mountains, floated the mighty Columbia and portaged around Celilo. They carved … Read more

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Haslam’s Pseudo Leech

Purple is a powerful attractant color that can be substituted for blacks, browns, olives and … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

Fishing season is year-round in Central Oregon, and the Fall River is a reliable winter option

Upper Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius are other popular rivers

Relentless rain pelted the water and an unforgiving wind roared through the trees, but that … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Water level remained relatively high this fall but clarity remained … Read more

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Dexter’s Dragon

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Deer hunting: Signals from sage grouse

East of the Cascades, when we want to hunt mule deer, we have to apply … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Spring sampling indicated many fish available in the reservoir with … Read more

Scouting Cascades elk by wildfire footprints

The season is short and the odds are long, but scouting and playing the percentages prepares the Cascades elk hunter for success this year and next

When the forecast called for snow, I laced my boots and grabbed the rifle. My … Read more

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Pheasant Callibaetis

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Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Spring sampling indicated many fish available in the reservoir with … Read more

Declining deer population and lack of moisture await rifle hunters this fall

Deer numbers across Central and Eastern Oregon are down

A continuing decline in deer numbers and exceptionally dry conditions could make for a challenging … Read more

20-year-old Montana hunter ties record for bighorn

Bighorn joins world record as biggest hunter-shot sheep

Since Justin Sheedy pulled the trigger on a huge bighorn ram last hunting season in … Read more

At age 29, fledgling hunter learns gun safety comes first

I spent a good portion of the morning of my 29th birthday on my back … Read more

Hunting pronghorn with a muzzleloader in an ancient lake bed

Out in the desert in August, I rock-crawled through juniper-rimmed canyons and around pans, ancient … Read more

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Genesee Jewel

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Fly-fishing as prayer: in pursuit of Utah’s Cutthroat Slam

Our mission: catch four subspecies of cutthroat trout in four different watersheds. Three of the … Read more

Trout numbers recovering in the Crooked River near Prineville

ODFW biologists estimate about 3,500 trout per mile in the section below Bowman Dam

Of all the premium fishing spots on Central Oregon rivers, the Crooked River near Prineville … Read more

Fishing the salmon highway off Vancouver Island

Trolling for saltwater spring kings on the first day of summer

You should see them the moment they come out of the salt. In the net … Read more

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Black Gnat Wet

We tend to think of the Black Gnat as resembling a gnat, but it may … Read more

Lava Lake is a hot spot for rainbow trout fishing in Central Oregon

But get there early to find a parking spot

LAVA LAKE — In June the fishing is typically so good at Lava Lake that … Read more

Evidence of bison and Blackfeet in the Montana Rockies

“In 1916, Captain Louis, a chief of the band of Piute Indians near Burns, told … Read more

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Leadwing Coachman

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Best bass fishing in Washington’s easternmost counties

The 10 “best” bass fishing waters in the 10 easternmost counties of Washington have been … Read more

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Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Wet

One of my all-time favorite trout flies, the GRHE is often improved with wet fly … Read more

Hunting squirrels on the High Desert to help farmers

I left my ArmaLite Rifle-15 at home last week. It’s a good squirrel gun, but … Read more

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