Outdoors

 

Steelhead fishery closed

Steelhead retention in the Columbia River and lower John Day River closed effective Monday, Aug. 27 through the end of the year due to poor returns. The states of Oregon and Washington decided to close the retention fishery after the run size was downgraded from a preseason forecast of 182,000 to 110,000 adult summer steelhead on Monday.

August 28, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


Fall discount offered at some OR parks

A pilot program that will offer discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites is now available at selected Oregon state parks during September and October. Campers will be able to apply an online code to receive a $7 discount off the nightly RV campsite rate, bringing the current rate from $24-33 down to $17-26.

August 24, 2018 2:28 p.m. read more..


Hunting group honors Walasavage

Fred Walasavage of Mosier, chairman of the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) state board of directors, has received a Special Recognition Award from the organization.

August 21, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


Hanging Out

A racoon eyes photographer Gary Elkinton from its perch between trunks of a pine tree. The Chronicle encourages readers to submit their photographs for publication, email TDCPhotos@thedalleschronicle.com.

August 21, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..


‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the “cheetahpult,” it’s an 8-foot wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind.

August 17, 2018 4:10 p.m. read more..
 

Hot days impact fishing

Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under, according to state officials. This is especially important when fishing in waters that include native fish that may be released.

July 31, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


ODFW invites hunters to forum

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting to discuss big game hunting regulations and tag numbers for 2019 next week in The Dalles. The forum begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Dalles ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive.

July 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..
  

Outdoor Beauty

A native lupine blooms in the foothills overlooking the Columbia River near The Dalles.

June 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Six honored for ‘Eagle Watch’ support

Six volunteers were honored for long-time support of The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch with Volunteer Excellence Coins from the Corps Foundation. “What volunteers began as a one-time event for our agencies has snowballed into an annual expectation by the community. It continues to grow, thanks to our excellent volunteers,” said Amber Tilton, a park ranger with The Dalles Lock and Dam.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Unexpected Visitors

Three deer spent the day lounging at the Anderson Homestead on W. 16th St., near the Fort Dalles Museum earlier this week.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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