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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017


FILE - A June 8, 2010 photo shows a wood tick - or dog tick - clinging to a pencil used for scale, in Springfield, Ill.  Hantavirus, West Nile, Lyme disease and now, bubonic plague. The bugs of late summer are biting, although the risk of getting many of these scary-sounding diseases is very small. Lyme Disease is spread through ticks, the symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue and a bulls-eye rash. (Chris Young / The State Journal-register)

Winter finally fading into... tick season!

HIKING -- Ticks apparently weathered the winter better than most of us. "There might still be snow on area trails but ticks are out," says Ken Wirtz. "After a nice hike at Saltese Uplands with favorite wife (Rita) on Sunday, we both found hitchhikers while...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017





WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

Wolves in the Snake River Pack are seem in a remote camera photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Oregon wolves reach milestone: 8 breeding pairs

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- In nine years, wolves in Oregon have increased from zero to three consecutive years of seven or more breeding pairs, bringing the state into the next stage stage of recovery and eventual delisting from endangered species protections. A “breeding pair” is two...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017



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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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