The Great Outdoors: Migration Corridors for Safer Deer Crossing

It’s no secret that the mule deer population in Central Oregon has been on the decline for several years. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings reports their migration patterns have a lot to do with their health and population.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Aftermath of the Substation Fire

On July 17, 2018, a fire started on private land southeast of The Dalles and strong winds carried it more than twenty miles up the Deschutes River as the Substation Fire torched the slopes on both sides of the river. For this week’s Great Outdoors,  Gary Lewis looks at the aftermath of the fire in Mack’s Canyon on the Lower Deschutes.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Restoring Bull Trout in Odell Lake

Three-hundred and five feet deep at its deepest and covering 3,600 acres, it is one of the largest lakes in the Cascades and it is home to the state-record lake trout, land-locked kokanee, rainbow trout and native bull trout. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us into the Cascades to find out the efforts to restore bull trout numbers in Odell Lake.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Thet Great Outdoors: Lady Hawks Hone Their Skills at the COSSA Park

It is one of the many disciplines at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Assocation Park east of Bend, and it’s just for females. Women of all ages and experience levels are welcome. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis introduces us to some of the members of the Lady Hawks.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Apply for Fishing and Hunting Licenses with the ODFW App

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get a new fishing or hunting license. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has an app for that.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Fly Fishing Flies and Protecting the North Umpqua River

Last week, we told you about a new wild steelhead sanctuary on the Umpqua RiverThis week, Gary Lewis goes back to the Steamboat Inn to tie a classic steelhead fly and hear about a new gold mine being proposed on the river in this segment of the Great Outdoors.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Steelhead Sanctuary in the North Umpqua River

The North Umpqua is one of the world’s premier steelhead streams with both winter-runs and summer-run fish. Now, the North Umpqua’s steelhead will be protected in an piece of public lands legislation that was signed into law by President Trump. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to the North Umpqua River and Steamboat Creek.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: McLagan’s Taxidermy

Call it hunter fashion or just call it interior design, but people have been preserving heads and hides for as long as there has been hunting for meat and survival. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis introduces you to the man behind one of the longest-running taxidermy services in Central Oregon, McLagan’s Taxidermy.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Hybrid Bass Fishing

There’s only one place in Oregon where you can tangle with a hybrid bass and the best time to fish it is now. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to Ana Reservoir.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: World-Renowned Pro-Cure Fish Bait

Thirty-thousand pounds of salmon eggs, a truckload of shiners, and a thousand pounds of squid. No, it’s not a sushi restaurant, it’s Pro-Cure Bait Scents, a bait store. In this week’s great outdoors, Gary Lewis shows you a Northwest business that has grown from humble beginnings into a worldwide brand.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.