Sheep hunters' lifetime hunt lasts less than a day

Sheep hunters' lifetime hunt lasts less than a day

Schyler Gorman is the latest Oregonian to learn exactly how fleeting a hunters' once-in-a-lifetime moment can be.

The 26-year-old man beat the nearly 431 to 1 odds by landing one of Oregon's coveted tags to hunt California bighorn sheep this year after just four years of applying for the tag.

And he came through in spades, killing his ram Aug. 22, less than eight hours into the two-week hunt in the Fish Creek  area of southeastern Oregon's Warner Unit.

"It happened so.....

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High arsenic level triggers soft-shell clam advisory

High levels of naturally occurring arsenic along the Oregon Coast has state health officials warning clam-diggers how best to prepare their soft-shell clams before eating them.

The advisory issued by the Oregon Health Authority likely will be permanent because there is no expectation that the arsenic levels will wane.

The advisory is specifically for those who recreationally dig and eat the species Mya arenaria, because these clams are not commercially available in...

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Trout gillnetting to help Diamond Lake stocking plans

Trout gillnetting to help Diamond Lake stocking plans

ROSEBURG — State wildlife biologists plan touse gillnets in their quest to learn more about how trout fare over the winter in Diamond Lake, one of the state's most popular trout fisheries.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists plan to use the lethal gillnets to collect about 250 rainbows over three nights next week in the eastern Douglas County lake.

The netting is an experimental project aimed at replacing electro-shocking as a way to collect enough fish to...

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Local bass fisher eyes return to collegiate championships

Local bass fisher eyes return to collegiate championships

Jacob Wall's baptism into the top tier of collegiate bass fishing went more like a dunking last year when his University of Oregon team showed up in Georgia just two hours before the national championship started, and it went downhill from there.

The two-man team fishing in U of O's bass club never recovered and was looking up on the leaderboard the entire tournament.

This year Wall, of Jacksonville, is headed back to the national championships with a new partner and a new...

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Odd bugs, cool birds highlight outdoor show

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are three inches of pure ickiness and so gross they not only often star in apocalyptic movies but they also bring three truisms to any conversation about them.

First, they definitely hiss, seemingly out of their butt. Second, though they are kept as pets, your wife or mom definitely won't say yes to that one.

That makes number three the only place where hissing cockroaches are not only revered but adored — at the Jackson County Sportsmen and.....

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