What To Do If You Encounter a Cougar

With the recent death of a mountain biker by a cougar near North Bend, Washington, and with a substantial cougar population here in Oregon, there are some things you should know if you encounter one.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings talks to an ODFW wildlife biologist for a look at what you need to know about cougars in Central Oregon.

The Great Outdoors: China Hat Cleanup

Keeping our forests clean is becoming one of the biggest concerns as more and more people use them. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings spent some time with a cleanup crew at one of Central Oregon’s biggest problem areas.

Thanks Brian for that report.

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 with a new edition of The Great Outdoors every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Kokanee Karnival

There are three sure signs of spring every year in Central Oregon: the re-opening of the Cascade Lakes Highway, the Pole Pedal Paddle event and the annual Kokanee Karnival at Shevlin Pond.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings spent some time at the event where fourth and fifth graders had the chance to learn about local waterways and the trout that inhabit them.

Thanks Brian for that report.

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: Fall River Field Trip

There’s a growing number of outdoor classroom programs for students in Central Oregon–a chance for them to learn about nature and the way it works.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us on a student field trip to the Fall River.

Thanks Brian for that report. 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: Shed Hunting

It’s long been an annual rite of spring and late winter in Central Oregon, but some who enjoy shed hunting say it’s become so popular that it might need to be regulated in the near future.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings takes a look at the issue in this week’s The Great Outdoors.

Thanks Brian for that report.

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: New Fishing Regulations at Wickiup Reservoir

It’s one of the best places to catch Kokanee in Central Oregon, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has changed the rules at one of the area’s best fishing spots. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at the new fishing regulations at Wickiup Reservoir.

Thanks Brian for that report. 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: Youth Turkey Clinic

If you want to go turkey hunting, you have to find them first.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to a youth turkey clinic where young hunters received hands-on lessons in safety, shooting and bird calling.

Thanks Brian for that report. 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: Prescribed Burns Around the High Desert Museum

It’s that time of year when fire officials start lighting controlled burns to get rid of potential fuels on the ground for the upcoming wildfire season.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings takes a look at a prescribed burn scheduled to take place around one of the region’s biggest attractions, the High Desert Museum.

Thanks Brian for that report.

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: Whychus Creek Fish Release

It’s that time of the year when fish are being released into some of your favorite fishing areas in Central Oregon. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings was there for the fish release at Whychus Creek.

Thanks Brian for that report and 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: The Oregon Trail

It’s the route that hundreds of thousands of people took to migrate to the American West in the middle of the 19th Century and today there is still evidence of the historic Oregon Trail.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us on a hike along the path that brought many pioneers to Oregon, and Bend.

Thanks Brian for that report and 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.