Don’t Feed the Deer

Feeding local wildlife could be leading to their domestication and can attract predators like coyotes and cougars into more residential areas. Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings sits down with local wildlife experts to discuss the issues that arise when humans start feeing local deer.

Cougar Sighting in Bend

With kids returning to school on Monday, City of Bend Police Department released an alert on Sunday night about a sighting of a cougar in Bend.
A resident on the 800 block of NE Hawthorne witnessed a cougar attacking a deer around 9 o’clock in the morning on Sunday and was able to scare the cougar away towards the Pilot Butte Cemetery. The deer survived the attack.

The sighting  has sparked a passionate debate among residents about what to do when you see one of the big cats in your neighborhood.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan spoke with a wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for some perspective on our cougar population.

Bend Police are also urging anyone who spots a cougar to report it to the non-emergency dispatch number at 541-693-6911.
The department works closely with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on situations involving wildlife/human interactions.

The Great Outdoors: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

It could be one of the best-kept wildlife secrets in Oregon. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in southeastern Oregon.

Join us every Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon for another edition of Great Outdoors where we explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state.

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.