The Great Outdoors: Chukar Hunting in Deschutes River Canyon

At the tail end of winter, when that inversion layer is likely to lay down on the tops of the hills, some people go chukar hunting. In this week’s Great Outdoors,  Gary Lewis takes us to the Deschutes River Canyon.

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: Applying for Fishing & Hunting Licenses is Easier with an App

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get a new fishing or hunting license. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has an app for that. 

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: Solar Energy in South Central Oregon

Three hundred days of sunshine a year. That’s the promise and the premise of solar energy in South Central Oregon. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to Lake View, where a new solar farm is being built.

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: La Pine State Park

There are so many natural treasures in Central Oregon that some can be easy to overlook. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to one of the oldest and biggest of those treasures at La Pine State 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: Stay Safe While Snowmobiling with this Avalanche Safety Device

Last week in our Great Outdoors segment, Brian Jennings took you snowmobiling around Paulina Lake to show you the fun part of the activity, but there’s also an inherent danger in snowmobiling this time of year. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian looks at a device that could save your life in the event of an avalanche.

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: Snowmobiling at Paulina Lake

Snowmobiling has long been one of the favorite sports for outdoor enthusiasts in Central Oregon, but one long-time advocate says you can’t take the sport for granted, because it all depends on the availability of public spaces.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us snowmobiling around Paulina Lake.

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.

Great Outdoors: Managing Animal Migration

It’s no secret that the mule deer population in Central Oregon has been on the decline for several years. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings reports their migration patterns have a lot to do with their health and population.

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: Riddle Brothers Ranch Near the Steens Wilderness

Eastern Oregon is still cowboy country in many ways , with thousands of ranches. In tonight’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to Riddle Brothers Ranch, a historic ranch near the majestic Steens Wilderness.

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: Impact of the Takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

It’s been nearly three years since the controversial armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.  In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talks to the author of a new book about the take-over and its impact on Harney County.

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: Returning Native Fish to the Deschutes River

Historically, red-band trout, salmon and steelhead were plentiful in the upper and middle Deschutes River, but their numbers have dropped in the last few decades. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at new efforts to return the native fish to our local waterways.

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.