SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: BEAR, PRONGHORN, COUGAR, COYOTE, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE
Weekend fishing opportunities: Miller and Fourmile lakes and Lake of the Woods were stocked with larger trout for the holiday weekend and fishing should be good. Fishing for perch and panfish at Dog Lake is getting better with the onset of cooler fall temperatures.
CENTRAL ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE, QUAIL (Wasco and Hood River Counties only)
Weekend fishing opportunities: Kokanee and brown trout fishing has been very good in the Deschutes River arm of Wickiup Reservoir. Good numbers of chinook have begun showing up in the lower 40 miles of the Deschutes River. Prineville Reservoir offers good opportunities for black crappie and smallmouth bass, which anglers report are bigger than in the last few years.
WILLAMETTE ZONE VIEWING auvie Island Wildlife Area Nesting season is winding down and now it is time to start looking for a variety of song birds, also shorebirds starting their fall migration and juvenile bald eagles and great blue heron taking their first flights. The best viewing opportunities are at Coon Point, Oak Island Nature Trail and Rentenaar Road.
WILLAMETTE ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, BEAR, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MTN & CALIF QUAIL, MOURNING DOVE
Weekend fishing opportunities: Coho are now entering the Columbia River and are starting to show up in the Sandy, Clackamas, Willamette, and Santiam rivers. A Family Fishing Event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn. Rainbow trout will be released for this event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer instructors will be present to loan out fishing gear to anybody who needs it (on a first-come, first-served basis) and to assist anglers with effective trout fishing techniques. The Alton Baker canal in Eugene will be stocked along its length this week with legal- and larger-sized rainbow trout. North Fork reservoir near Estacada was stocked with an additional 7,000 rainbow trout this week. Fishing conditions are excellent on the North Santiam River. The McKenzie River above Leaburg Lake will be boat stocked this week from Finn Rock to Ben and Kay Doris with a total of 2,750 legal-sized rainbow trout.
BELLINGHAM BAY, Wash. (AP) — Long summer evenings make for great post-dinner strolls in broad daylight, but they’re hell if you want to watch Puget Sound and the Salish Sea glow and glitter. For that, you need pitch darkness. You need to wait hours after sunset.
There are lots of good reasons to hike. This activity is a great cardiovascular workout for the body and a soothing rest for the soul.
ENTERPRISE – Oregon fishery managers announced today the upper Snake River will open to hatchery fall chinook fishing beginning this Saturday, Sept. 1.
As summer’s heat gives way to crisp autumn and the landscape begins to burst with fall colors, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is offering its annual series of fall hikes, outings and stewardship.
From the first crunching step, bow hunters will know just how dry conditions are in Oregon's forests. This summer, nearly 70,000 acres have burned in wildfires - six times the average at this point in the year. For this reason, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is asking early-season hunters to exercise extreme caution as they head afield this month.
SOROSIS PARK will be the site of the Art in the Park Festival Saturday, Aug. 31.
By mid-August many local families are already turning their thoughts to the start of school, but more than a month of summer is still in front of us, and plenty of activities — organized and less so — designed for full outdoor enjoyment.
A SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY, a honeybee and a spider share real estate on this thistle bloom in the Mt. Hood National Forest south of The Dalles.
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