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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,…

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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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The Bear Creek Rifle Range plans to offer archers a place to hone their skills.

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In 30 years of processing meat in a remote town, meat gets processed for human consumption.

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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.