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It was early in the third week of a rainy elk season. We always get wet in September, but this year was extremely wet.

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Chelsea McDaniel thinks the unicorn bull that came running right at her last year might have been a sign from heaven. She had hunted elk for 18 years without success, and now a big bull was ru…

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Hunters spend a lot of time hoping. We hope we draw a tag, hope the wife lets us go, hope the weather is good and hope we can find a buck that wants to come home with us. However, you should n…

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Filling the freezer after a successful hunt is rewarding, but if you find yourself in a recipe rut, here are a few ideas to bring that bounty to the dinner table.

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When I was a young man, my father sold real estate, and every now and then, brother and I would get selected to clean up a house that was to be listed.

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When we started dating back in 2014, my wife-to-be had only once fired a gun. During that endeavor, an ex thought it would be hilarious to turn her loose, for her first time ever, with a 12 ga…

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Hard winters often play havoc with big game herds, making forage harder to find and causing deer and elk to be more vulnerable to predators as they are forced to struggle through deep snow. Fo…

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For every rifleman and hunter, there exists a certain weapon of somewhat enchanting, if not mystical, properties. This is the one they would grab if the house was on fire and let the rest go t…

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Chelsea McDaniel thinks the unicorn bull that came running right at her last year might have been a sign from heaven. She had hunted elk for 18 years without success, and now a big bull was ru…

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Make them simpler. That’s the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s aim for big game regulations for the 2019 hunting season.

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All who submitted applications for the Morrow/Grant County OHV Park Special Youth Spike Only 2nd Season Elk Hunt were successful this year.

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There’s just something about the opening couple days of the Oregon bow elk hunting season, especially in the big meadow areas like the big cattle ranches like the great Holliday Ranch, JC’s, S…

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The sun was setting low over the canyon wall, the light filtering through the trees in a golden glow of shadows and light of the day’s end. September 2006, it was the end, the time for change,…

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She was going through some papers, when something caught her eye.

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Winter weather conditions always plays a significant role in how big game numbers, and therefore hunting opportunities, shake out for the following hunting season that includes both how many a…

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Hunting — the way of life in the West that connects so many of us to our families and ancestors is also one of the truest expressions of human nature in a historic sense.

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Brad Armstrong ventured out into the Juniper Unit, south of Burns and north of the Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge, the morning of Aug. 18 with his .338 Lapua and a long-awaited antelope tag.

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Jonna Bishop describes her shop as “the humane society for mounts,” because her storefront is nearly overflowing with trophies that have been handed down or discarded.

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Rod Carpenter of John Day claimed a trophy-sized buffalo, and a freezer, or two, full of meat Nov. 14 last year on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt.

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SALEM — Starting this fall, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering new “Premium Hunt” tags for deer, elk and pronghorn for only $8 per application. Hunters who draw the tags ge…

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SALEM – Hunters can check to see if they drew a big game tag for the fall by visiting the My Hunter Information website or calling 1-866-947-6339.

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Hunter Kemper, 10, of Burns, shows off the turkey he bagged on a mentored youth hunt on April 11, opening day for youth hunters. His hunt was courtesy of Grant County resident Sam Palmer, who …

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SALEM – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has picked interim director Curt Melcher to continue at the helm of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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JOHN DAY – A hunter education class will begin next Monday at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School in the library.

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JOHN DAY – It was the first day of 2014 deer season – a good day for Judith Wheeler of Prairie City to shoot her first buck in 40 years.

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MEDFORD – An increase in the statewide cougar will be included in the 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations, adopted last week by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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JOHN DAY – A new series of hunter education classes begins Monday, July 7, at Old West Federal Credit Union.

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SALEM – Any hunters who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags need to report their hunt results by the deadline – Jan. 31, 2014, for most tags.

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LONG CREEK – Joe Wallace, retired Long Creek School math teacher, taught a hunter’s safety class in September to eight Long Creek School students: third-graders Michael Martin and Nolan Garing…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a notice on their website that while the government shutdown is not affecting hunting on national forests and BLM land, the developed camp…