▶️ Expanded hunting opportunities on Hart Mountain Refuge

Plans to expand hunting opportunities on national wildlife refuges are moving ahead with new hunting seasons scheduled this fall. On this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely takes us to the nearest refuge impacted by the changes, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, in remote southeast Oregon, where some hunting already occurs.

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.

 

Trail Etiquette: 101

As spring arrives and people head outside to shake off cabin fever, trail use etiquette becomes more important than ever. On this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely reviews trail use etiquette during the corona virus pandemic.

Contact the Central Oregon Trail Alliance if you’d like to help build and maintain trails.

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.

Where to fish during the stay-at-home order

Fishing season opens today on three of Central Oregon’s largest lakes: Crane Prairie, Odell and Wickiup. But, closures of public facilities limits access to a few private resorts. On this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely takes us to one of the few places anglers can legally launch a boat without violating the governor’s stay-at-home order.

People who violate closure orders in developed campgrounds, boat launches and picnic areas may be ticketed, however the U.S. Forest Service says it is seeking voluntary compliance. It is still legal to visit undeveloped areas and camp in dispersed campsites.

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.

Changes in Boating Regulations

With warmer weather, we usually expect an increase in boating activity on local lakes and rivers. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely reminds us of changes in Oregon laws that affect all boaters, people-powered and motorized, for when we can get back on the water. For now, please stay home and save lives.

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.

Get Outside: What to do if you are lost in the woods

Central Oregon has a lot of adventure to offer. You’ll see that for yourself during Get Outside. This month, Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova decided to get herself a little lost with the help of Deschutes County Search and Rescue.

Thanks to our Get Outside sponsor, Pro Caliber Motorsports, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the most adventurous ways to take on Central Oregon every month on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Paddle Sports in Central Oregon

Winter is in the rear-view and in just a few short months it will be nice enough to jump in and enjoy water sports. In this edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely shows that just about anyone can enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding in Central Oregon.

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: The Latest in Aluminum Fishing Boats

If you are in the market for a boat, the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show that begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center, is a good place to look. On this edition of The Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely explores trends in aluminum boats.

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.

Get Outside: Snowmobiling to Elk Lake Lodge

It is an adventure that for some has become an annual winter tradition in Central Oregon, but for Meghan Glova it was her first time snowmobiling all the way to Elk Lake Lodge. She takes us along for the ride in this week’s Get Outside.

Thanks to our Get Outside sponsor, Pro Caliber Motorsports, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the most adventurous ways to take on Central Oregon every month on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Choral Concert in a Cave

Many artists are inspired by natural beauty, thus the popularity of landscape painting and landscape photography. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely and Wanderlust Tours show us an entirely different kind of art in nature … a choral concert in a cave.

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.

Source on the Scene: Get Your Fall on at Smith Rock Ranch

Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova has a festive start to fall at Smith Rock Ranch.

Smith Rock Ranch is open every Friday through Sunday for the rest of October. If you want to beat the ticket line ahead of time, go to smithrockranch.com.

Thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.