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Hunting is weaved into the culture of Grant County, a rite of passage when they bag that first buck with their first rifle.

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With eight northeastern big game units located either partially or fully within its borders, Grant County is a popular spot for bow and rifle hunters.

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The mount from Jolynn Radinovich’s mule deer that she bagged in 2019 took the top spot in its category and second overall at the Head and Horns competition at the 2020 Pacific Northwest Sports…

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Much to the displeasure of my wife, I often go hunting by myself. Usually because I can’t find anyone to go with me. Truth be told, I really enjoy it more when I can share the experience with …

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There is an old saying in hunting: As soon as you’ve pulled the trigger, the fun is over and the work begins. I guess that could be considered true or false depending solely upon your definiti…

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A mild winter throughout the state produced excellent overwinter survival for big game species in all age classes.

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This story begins like every summer as we hunters patiently await the draw results to come out on June 20. I was hoping to be one of the lucky ones to draw a coveted archery elk tag for one of…

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For the record, I love horses, and my husband loves hunting. This is how our anniversary worked.

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As far back as Jake Reynolds can remember, hunting season is what always brought his family together.

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Some years ago, I was elk hunting in Umatilla National Forest up above Spray, and near the end of my stalk, I came upon an old skid road and decided to walk it out to the main road where I cou…

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While we’ve had a series of hard winters, last winter was mild throzecause of reduced cold-weather mortality on big game populations.

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My first book bull will always hold a dear place in my heart as “finally I’ve arrived!” Ha!

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The mild winter with warmer temperatures and little snow abruptly ended in late February when several feet or more of the fluffy stuff fell within a few days in many parts of the state, especi…

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If you haven’t tried a one-pan meal yet, and you’re looking for a new recipe for elk steaks, here is a winner for you. The mixture of three types of mustard and honey along with spices creates…

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Rylee Browning doesn’t remember the earliest times she went hunting with her parents. She was still an infant riding in a pack carried by her mother, Winnie.

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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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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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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,…