Oregon Archive

  • September 16: I leave tomorrow night for a challenging hunt in the Oregon Coast Range. Rain is predicted throughout the next week which will add yet another challenging dimension. As usual, I’ll be hunting with my hunting parnter Stan and Chris, another co-worker from Intel. […]

    Oregon Coast Roosevelt Elk Hunt

    September 16: I leave tomorrow night for a challenging hunt in the Oregon Coast Range. Rain is predicted throughout the next week which will add yet another challenging dimension. As usual, I’ll be hunting with my hunting parnter Stan and Chris, another co-worker from Intel. […]

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  • I was pretty pumped this year for archery season. I had shot a lot of 3-D shoots and felt pretty good about my abilities this year.  My confidence was up, since we had been busy in years past working on building houses, but this year […]

    1st Round Goes To The Deer

    I was pretty pumped this year for archery season. I had shot a lot of 3-D shoots and felt pretty good about my abilities this year.  My confidence was up, since we had been busy in years past working on building houses, but this year […]

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  • As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

    A Hunt in Memory of Grandpa

    As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

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  • After applying and waiting year after year to draw an Oregon pronghorn tag (only to be disappointed each time), my friend Cody finally drew his tag along with his father; 8 years of applying was over. I automatically became the designated camera and pack man. […]

    Nine Year Itch for the Oregon Pronghorn

    After applying and waiting year after year to draw an Oregon pronghorn tag (only to be disappointed each time), my friend Cody finally drew his tag along with his father; 8 years of applying was over. I automatically became the designated camera and pack man. […]

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  • We had been anticipating our trip fishing for the past year, since we had so much fun the previous year we decided to book the trip annually.  I checked the weather report and it showed snow over the pass and rain on the Columbia.  We […]

    2010 Sturgeon Fishing Trip On the Columbia River

    We had been anticipating our trip fishing for the past year, since we had so much fun the previous year we decided to book the trip annually.  I checked the weather report and it showed snow over the pass and rain on the Columbia.  We […]

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  • After a wild night at the local Rocky Mountain Foundation dinner, my husband and I ended up with a sage rat hunt.  I just couldn’t be outbid, but I had no idea what I was really bidding on.  Since I was up against all the […]

    Sage Rat Hunting – Fun Times in the Field

    After a wild night at the local Rocky Mountain Foundation dinner, my husband and I ended up with a sage rat hunt.  I just couldn’t be outbid, but I had no idea what I was really bidding on.  Since I was up against all the […]

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  • Looking back on this hunt, my legs almost instantaneously begin to burn and feet start to blister. I was set and determined to kill a good bear by calling him to me, making for an up close and personal encounter. The season began slowly as […]

    Oregon Spring Bear 2009

    Looking back on this hunt, my legs almost instantaneously begin to burn and feet start to blister. I was set and determined to kill a good bear by calling him to me, making for an up close and personal encounter. The season began slowly as […]

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  • Spring black bear hunting in Oregon is probably one of the most fun and rewarding hunts that anyone can go on. Ranging from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the Snake River, Oregon holds around 25,000 to 30,000 black bear annually. Most Oregon hunters […]

    Oregon Spring Bear 2010

    Spring black bear hunting in Oregon is probably one of the most fun and rewarding hunts that anyone can go on. Ranging from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the Snake River, Oregon holds around 25,000 to 30,000 black bear annually. Most Oregon hunters […]

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  • I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

    Search for High Cascades Black Bear

    I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

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  • The 2009 Rifle deer season started with high hopes in mind. My father had archery hunted the same unit and had seen some nice looking bucks. I bow hunted the previous year and saw about ten different 4-points and ended up taking a first year […]

    Second Chance Buck

    The 2009 Rifle deer season started with high hopes in mind. My father had archery hunted the same unit and had seen some nice looking bucks. I bow hunted the previous year and saw about ten different 4-points and ended up taking a first year […]

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