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Handouts to deer just a bad idea

ELGIN, Ore. – Four deer suddenly appeared out of the thick evergreens bordering the campground and moseyed along the campground road. It was fun watching them browse, prance and play at the edge of the campsites at Minam State Park between La Grande and Enterprise.

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Sage grouse conservation efforts huge

Knowing that the 1993 listing of the spotted owl as a threatened species hurt the logging industry, ranchers are getting aboard efforts to head off restrictions to their livelihoods. The chicken-sized bird found in 11 Western states has been in decline over the past century …

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Sage lands seeded with grouse

In a translocation program started eight years ago, 38 sage grouse captured in Oregon were released last month in Washington to boost residual populations south of Creston. The 21,000-acre Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area joins BLM land to form 53,000 contiguous acres where wildlife managers make …

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Rich Landers

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Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s post-dams record returns of sockeye and a great showing of coho. Now the big stars …


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Hanford Reach flotilla sacking chinook

FISHING -- The number of boat pursuing fall chinook on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia has virtually doubled each week since late August -- and the crowd hasn't curbed ...


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