ASHLAND — For more than 30 years, Bob Isaacs hasn't missed the opening day of the trout-fishing season at his favorite haunt — Hyatt Lake.
Nike bolts out of his dog box and instantly bounces around like a 4-year-old on a sugar high of diabetic proportions.
JACKSONVILLE — Botanist Kristi Mergenthaler strolls the paths of the Jacksonville Woodlands with an eye that's well-trained for picking out the rare flower from among its imposters.
BUTTE FALLS — Mark and Jennifer Vargas trudge through snow in the Cascade Mountains following a string of big, fresh cougar tracks, but it is an even larger and more famous apex predator...
From behind the counter of his family's Grants Pass gun-and-tackle shop, Dave Bradbury sells access to the outdoors one jar of PowerBait or one pair of boots at a time.
After a fruitless day of marlin fishing off the central Mexican coast on Feb.
When Portland fly-fisher Dave Hughes heads to Eastern Oregon's Chewaucan River for a day of trout fishing, his arsenal is noticeable as much for what's in it as for what's not.
ASHLAND — With one turn of a lever Thursday, Cole Rivers Hatchery technician Colby Gonzalez turned 351 summer steelhead into rainbow trout and instantly made Emigrant Lake the next big-fish hot...
Deep in the bowels of Alaska's Brooks Range, Dave Metz found himself performing a dry-land version of the breast stroke as he "swam" through miles and miles of thick brush.
Ashland birder Harry Fuller steps out of his car with binoculars in hand, ready to scope a field near the Medford airport for one of the Rogue Valley's more unusual winter visitors.
BROOKINGS — Orie Winter's plan Saturday on the upper Chetco River was simple — make sure his 20-year-old daughter, Emma, got at least a chance to land her first steelhead.
Paul Heberling ventured onto the ice at Diamond Lake Tuesday ready to break in a new era — but he was certainly not willing to die trying.
After spending several hours in the cold Oregon Coast rain staring at the ocean and watching for migrating gray whales to spout, David Bone can have a what-the-hell-were-you-thinking moment.
The work can be long, the baggage heavy and sometimes his nose gets cold but, oh, what an office Dan Rubenson finds himself in three weekends each winter.
As a youngster in the early 1970s, Val Early vividly recalls her front-row seat watching her father, Cal Wade, navigate through tense boating-safety arguments as a member of the Oregon State Marine...
WHITE CITY — A little-used corner of the Denman Wildlife Area that sports little more than blackberries and starthistle will soon become a field of dreams for local archers.
Elaine Goodner watched Gem swim into a stiff Alabama wind, worried that her black Labrador would drift off her course and end her quest at becoming a hunting dog champion.
As she neared the top of Union Peak, Cher Rydberg's up-close view of the 7,698-foot peak was decidedly different than the one from her Butte Falls kitchen window thousands of feet below.
When jazz artist Thomas Mackay was called on by the Medford Jazz Festival to put together an...
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