After three months of virtual schooling, the last thing you want is for your kids to spend the summer glazed over in Zoom.
SALEM, Ore. — Hunter education classes resumed in Oregon on Saturday, with safety measures in place to protect both students and volunteer instructors.
BILLINGS, Mont. — In the past two weeks, Billings therapist David McFarland believes he solved the Forrest Fenn treasure mystery.
“Never Cross a Bridge Before You Get to It”
SALEM, Ore. — Fish for free in Oregon this weekend.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — For Matt Gibbens, visiting Yellowstone National Park via the East Entrance when it opened on Monday was a “no brainer.”
We summited under a cobalt blue sky and a fierce spring sun. The steep snow-covered terrain eased, and we stood on a flat(ish) spot, about the size of a basketball court.
Above: Marilyn Hawkins captured an image of this bee with baby grapes. Left, bottom: Carolyn McCane saw a mother duck with her ducklings at Pioneer Park on May 1. Left, top: Ryan Rodgers said he couldn’t figure out why all the birds were gone from his backyard on Newell Street, and then saw …
Carolyn McCane saw a mother duck with her ducklings at Pioneer Park on May 1.
Ryan Rodgers said he couldn’t figure out why all the birds were gone from his backyard on Newell Street, and then saw raptor hanging out.
Outdoors activities are resuming under restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a Tuesday night in early February when I boarded the bus in Cusco, Peru.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington today set four more days of recreational salmon and steelhead fishing on the Columbia River.
“Life is real, life is earnest.” — The Bard
Now here’s a tweet I can get excited about. As the COVID-19 pandemic crawls along, I want to stay safe and stay home. I wonder what to do to break the monotony besides shredding the mail, picking up leaves one by one and watching the greatest games of the last 50 years on TV. The answer? Sta…
“You have to be a good driver to hit a chicken,” laughed Juan as he shifted into third gear; the hapless hen flapped away unscathed.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Reopening Yellowstone National Park is going to be a lot more difficult than it was to shut it down a month ago as the coronavirus pandemic spread.
If a dissertation was required on how to pick a pup, I would likely not earn a higher degree in dog owning.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, way back in the 1300s, there was a pestilence known as the “Black Death,” also called bubonic plague.
Breakfast that mid-January morning was a plate piled high with fried trout, boiled potatoes and rice, with a side of tomato and cucumber salad.
SALEM, Ore. — Tag numbers for some deer and elk hunts this fall have been reduced from the numbers shown in the 2020 Big Game Regulations.
'Quarantine,' 'bubonic' and 'Yersin': What do all these words related to plague mean?
SALEM, Ore. — While the state of Oregon is currently not recommending out-of-state residents visit the state for recreation due to the Governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives order, all watercraft entering Oregon are still required to be inspected at an aquatic invasive species station when the sta…
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Thursday announced that recreational salmon and steelhead fishing in Oregon waters of the Columbia River will remain closed indefinitely.
BILLINGS, Mont. — About 38% of the reservations at Gregory Lesky’s Kampgrounds of America business in the Paradise Valley have been canceled in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic, but he’s hopeful RV and camping tourism will pick back up by summer.
“Sunscreen?” a fellow hiker offered.
With the arrival of this year’s spring season once again, many thousands of native plants and animals set about preparing for the renewal of life across Walla Walla County and the Blue Mountain region.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Normally this time of year, Matt Swan is lining up his summer.
Every fishery we sampled was outstanding and special in its own way. So like parents with too many precious children, the toughest decision we had to make in 10 days was telling our Argentine fly fishing guides which of the many remaining options we’d favor for the final outing of our Februa…
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — State fish managers from Oregon have scheduled a public meeting on March 25 to discuss the potential establishment of Thermal Angling Sanctuaries in select Oregon tributaries upstream of Bonneville Dam.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The recreational sturgeon season in the John Day Pool of the Columbia River (between John Day Dam to McNary Dam) and adjacent tributaries closed today, under rules announced Monday by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.
Last month was a real doozy with a massive flood in the Walla Walla and Umatilla river systems.
RED LODGE, Mont. — An ancient sea gave Red Lodge Mountain ski area its most striking formation.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The coronavirus outbreak will reduce Chinese travel to Yellowstone National Park, according to tourism officials, but the impact will be small compared to the national effect.
SALEM, Ore.—ODFW is canceling five 600 Series deer hunts, meaning hunters will not be able to apply or draw the tag for them for the upcoming fall 2020 season.
Unless you’re a duck or goose, a quail or a mule deer, a badger or a porcupine, nothing about Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge is overwhelming.
PORTLAND — Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted revised spring Chinook salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River on Wednesday during a joint state hearing.
People get old, even die.
As I sit here writing this month’s column, the temperature is 67 degrees.
One of my favorite hiking seasons ended last week, leaving ardent bird hunters with freezers full of healthy meat, fond memories of hoofing hard miles with shotguns in hand, and lean, ultrafit dogs wanting more.
Lorraine Ferguson found this frosty mindmill on her property off Russet Road on Dec. 17.
Above: Barry Wofford captured this image of golfer Jay Babbitt teeing off in the snow at Veterans Memorial Golf Course on Jan. 19. Right: Lorraine Ferguson found this frosty mindmill on her property off Russet Road on Dec. 17. Do you have an outdoorsy photo you’d like to see in the U-B? Emai…
Eastern Washington bird hunting seasons
SALEM, Ore. — Every hunter who purchased 2019 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which Friday for most tags.
LEWISTON — Fisheries managers and researchers are gaining confidence that sturgeon in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River are reproducing.
IONE, Wash. — At 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, Tony Leonetti’s phone rang as he drove along a Forest Service road high in the hills of the Colville National Forest.
Wardner Peak, the site of an avalanche on Jan. 7 that killed two people and injured five more, is a 6,200-foot feature on the western edge of Idaho’s Silver Mountain resort.
It’s a short yet taxing walk up the hill to the Whitman monument.