The Great Outdoors: Gray Wolves in Southern Oregon

For years, ranchers in Northeastern Oregon have been dealing with the introduction of Canadian gray wolves into the Pacific Northwest and the impact of predation on their cattle and now, ranchers in Southern Oregon are seeing a boom in their wolf population and are starting to deal with some of the same issues.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings headed to Klamath County to report on the latest developments for this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver.

The Great Outdoors: Four-Wheeling in Central Oregon

They are known as rock crawlers, highly modified four-wheel vehicles that seemingly can go almost anywhere.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings takes us to a new trail in Central Oregon, where four-wheel drivers can test their skills.

Great Outdoors: Steens Mountain Cow-Free Wilderness Area

If you’ve ever been out to the Steens Mountain area in southeast Oregon, you know how pristine it appears today, but it didn’t get that way without help.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings looks at a federal program to create a cow-free zone in the area and return to the land to the healthy grazing spot that it once was.

The Great Outdoors: Teaching Hunting and Fishing to Girls

For generations of Central Oregonians, hunting and fishing can be a rite of passage for young boys. However, today young girls are showing they can do everything the boys can do, and more.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces us to a couple of parents who are encouraging young girls to learn the finer points of hunting and fishing in Central Oregon.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, 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: Ochoco National Forest Land Management Debate

When it comes to public lands and how they should be used in Central Oregon, there is no shortage of opinions or emotions. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings heads to the Ochoco National Forest and the ongoing debate on not only how the land should be managed, but also who gets a say in that management.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Ryan Ranch Restoration Project

Before there was ever a Deschutes County or City of Bend, there was a 70-acre ranch established in the 1890’s near Dillon Falls that was primarily used for cattle. Today, the U.S. Forest Service owns that land and crews are restoring it back to the wildlife sanctuary that it once was.

Brian Jennings takes us to Deschutes National Forest‘s Ryan Ranch Restoration Project for this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver.

The Great Outdoors: Meet Photographer James Parsons

Even when you’re working with the natural beauty of Oregon, the eye of a professional can turn a beautiful scene into a breathtaking picture. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces you to landscape photographer James Parsons to learn some of the tricks of his trade.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Great Old Broads for Wilderness

They’re the kind of women who actually don’t mind being called “broads.” For this week’s Great Outdoors segment, Brian Jennings introduces us to the Central Oregon chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver 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: ODFW Pheasant Youth Hunt

Every September, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sponsors pheasant hunts across the state for young hunters under the age of 17.

For this week’s Great Outdoors segment, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company, Brian Jennings went along on a youth hunt at the gateway canyon preserve near Madras.