A MOUNTAIN chickadee (Poecile gambeli) pulls a ripe seed from a sunflower in Wasco County Aug. 24.
SALEM — Despite a flurry of internet rumors claiming otherwise, statewide deer and elk archery seasons will open as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 29.
PARKDALE — Lost hiker David Bullock of The Dalles was located Sunday, Aug. 22, and reported in good condition by the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.
Dallesport will be site of new shooting area
Board scouts for alternate route
Biologists believe warm water is to blame
The one thing that I don’t deal very well with is heat and it looks like thermometers in The Dalles will be in the triple digits through July 4. And that makes me cranky. I don’t like hot weather, but after living in the gorge for several decades I have found three sure fire ways to stay cool even when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk:
SALEM — The 115 hunters who drew a bighorn sheep or Rocky Mountain goat tag and other interested hunters are invited to an orientation on July 18 at 9 a.m. in The Dalles.
State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.
Spring creek creates oasis in dry landscape
Archery was an important military and hunting skill in the Stone Age, when bows and arrows replaced spear-throwers as projectiles. For thousands of years, warriors used bows in battle and hunters took down big game to feed their families with a steady aim. Although guns eventually replaced archery as the weapon of warfare, thousands of archers are still hunting the forests of the U.S.
The Barlow Ranger District and Hood River Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest will be hosting free fishing clinics for kids.
TILLAMOOK — One of the fun parts in having children is discovering the ways they reflect you, not just in eye color or the shape of their nose, but in the ways they interact with the world. My daughter, Lucy, is a tiny ball of lunatic energy. At just a few months, she was rolling around our living room. At 5 months, she’s crawling all over the house, seeking out brave new corners of our dwelling like a miniature Starship Enterprise.
About 183 million years ago most of the Four Corners area was a vast desert covered with sand dunes that were up to 2,500 feet high. Through the ages, the loose sand became sedimentary sandstone carved by both wind and water. And the water carried minerals which gave the sandstone a wide variety of colors. This is the Colorado Plateau which has the greatest number of National Parks in the nation. The plateau basically starts at Bryce Canyon, Utah, and then stair steps down to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.
The popular spring Chinook fishery on the Deschutes River will not open in 2015.