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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Outdoor excursions include mountain lookout, ice lake

Outdoor excursions include mountain lookout, ice lake

January is here, which means we’re at the start of a fresh season for outdoor adventure in Oregon.

But before we charge forward and begin planning all the trips we'll take in 2015, it makes sense to take a step back and consider the places we've been.

Here are my top 5 favorite trips of 2014. Hopefully, you will find something new here, a place you never knew existed to try out in 2015.

No. 5: Willamette River Headwaters

The Willamette River is....

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Elk season starts damp but not snowy

This week's storm fronts came too early and too few for Roosevelt bull elk hunters who are heading into the woods Saturday for the start of the general rifle season in the Cascades.

Snow levels that were down to about the 5,500-foot level Wednesday will rise today to around 8,000 feet as hunters prepare for the opener to the one-week general season.

The woods will be damp, so the crunchiness that plagued bowhunters is gone, and campfires will be allowed in elk camps. But the...

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Five years later, a trail re-emerges

A hiking route through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness is open for the first time in a dozen years, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Siskiyou Mountain Club who worked for almost five years to clear the Trans-Kalmiopsis Trail.
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Annual Black Bird trout derby is Saturday

Seventeen years of helping run the Black Bird Shopping Center's Rainbow $5,000 trout-fishing derby have taught Toni Young an important lesson.
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Crater Lake without cars

Crater Lake National Park's East Rim Drive will be closed to motorized traffic this weekend to give hikers, bikers, runners and walkers a chance to enjoy the lake without cars.
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Algae bloom, scheduling conflict affect free fishing

Two regular venues for Free Fishing Weekend events in Jackson County won't be hosting events this year.
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Hyatt Lake trout should be easy to find

Hyatt Lake trout should be easy to find

ASHLAND — Trout anglers who fish from boats will face some challenges at Hyatt Lake during Saturday's traditional start of the spring trout-fishing season.
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