The Great Outdoors: Preview of the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show

The 21st annual Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show returns to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in just a couple of weeks, March 12th-15th.  On this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely previews an event tailored to fishing, hunting and camping enthusiasts.

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: Setting Up Duck Nesting Tubes Along the Deschutes

The Deschutes River in downtown Bend is safer for ducks thanks to volunteers who spent the President’s Day holiday installing nesting tubes. On this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely takes us along on Bend Ducks Unlimited’s mallard nesting tube project with help from Mountain View High School students.

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: Inspiring Films at the Fly Fishing Film Festival

The 14th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to the Tower Theatre this Saturday, Feb. 15. On this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, we preview films designed to get fishermen and fisherwomen stoked for another season on the water.

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: Keeping Track of Snowpack

It is snow survey season. While most of us are happy to play in the white stuff, a select few are busy measuring it for water content. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely takes us along on a snow survey to determine how much water will be available for farming, fishing and water sports later this summer.

We appreciate the folks with the Department of Agriculture for taking us along on their surveying trip. It is important work being done in Oregon’s back country and we are proud to cover it.

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: Grooming Virginia Meissner Sno Park

Cross country and skate skiing are enormously popular in Central Oregon partly due to miles of expertly groomed trails just a few minutes from town. In this week’s Great Outdoors, we take you on a pre-dawn ride in a grooming machine at the Virginia Meissner Sno Park.

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: A Simple Way to Help Protect Our Environment

A new way for Oregonians to support projects that protect and enhance non-game wildlife species and habitats launched last week in Bend. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely introduces us to the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund.

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: Before Bachelor, Bendites still found places to ski

For many people, one of the greatest perks of living in Bend is having Mt. Bachelor right out the back door.

But Bend had plenty of skiers and lots of snow before the resort opened – so where did they go play?

Central Oregon Daily’s Brooke Snavely answers that question in this week’s The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Parr Lumber.

Steve Stenkamp, former Bend Mayor and local ski historian featured in this The Great Outdoors segment, is giving another “Lost Oregon Ski Areas” presentation on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. at FivePine Lodge in Sisters. 

 

 

The Great Outdoors: Free Snowshoe Tours at Mt. Bachelor

One of the easiest ways to get outdoors in winter is snowshoeing.

On this week’s Great Outdoors, we take you snowshoeing with a naturalist on Mt. Bachelor.

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: Cleaning Boyd Cave

A handful of dedicated spelunkers are removing graffiti from the walls of caves in Central Oregon. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely, shows us some subterranean house cleaning efforts that will never see the light of day. 

People interested in supporting the cave clean ups, either by volunteering or donating, can contact Oregon High Desert Grotto.

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: Restoration efforts hampering Maupin’s fly fishing industry

Dry fly fishing isn’t as effective as it used to be on the lower Deschutes River north of Madras.  That one change in fishing conditions is impacting the town of Maupin’s recreation-based economy.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Parr Lumber, Brooke Snavely visits with Maupin fishing guides and business owners who are hurting financially, ironically, due to efforts to restore salmon and steelhead runs.