Archive for the Category ‘Outdoors’

Loss of fishery is cause for pause

Loss of fishery is cause for pause

When the 2013 harvest quota of white sturgeon was reached on the Columbia River June 21, the historic sports fishery was officially closed for the unforeseen future. Many knowledgeable anglers, and guides, feel it will not be re-opened in their lifetimes. The Columbia is not just another river hosting white sturgeon. It is the hub […]

A fun June fishery

A fun June fishery

On the Wild Side By G.I. Wilson “A hundred and sixty thousand shad a day are going over Bonneville Dam. I want to hit the Shadrack and fill up a cooler. I’ll use them for sturgeon, halibut and crab bait,” Donald Koskela explains. I could feel the excitement in his voice. “Ken Zandol is going. […]

Separate emotions from reality in the gun control debate

Separate emotions from reality in the gun control debate

On the Wild Side by G.I. Wilson Since I have been writing about the outdoors for years, I feel a need to write about some ramifications of the recent horrific shooting events. What do they have to do with the outdoors? Nothing. But, guns were involved. I write about hunting. Hunters use guns. As before, […]

An outdoor ‘Jewell’

An outdoor ‘Jewell’

On the Wild Side by G.I. Wilson Want to see a stately, powerful, blue-eyed, blonde? Elk that is. Visit Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, just 100 miles from Keizer. No need to drive 300 miles to LaGrande, or 1,000 miles to Jackson Hole to see herds of elk on their wintering grounds. These are Roosevelt elk, […]

Keizer man provides leadership for angler/conservation org.

Keizer man provides leadership for angler/conservation org.

By G.I. Wilson For the Keizertimes To refer to Jim Zelenka as just another volunteer, is like calling Superstorm Sandy just another weather disturbance. Zelenka is currently serving his third term as president of the Capitol Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders Association. Prior to becoming president, he served on the board of directors, as vice-president […]

Lady Celt softball jumps out to 5-0 start

Lady Celt softball jumps out to 5-0 start

The McNary High School varsity softball team was on a five-game winning streak this week after picking up three victories at the North Medford Spring Break Invitational. After a week of rainouts, the Lady Celts beat Dalles Wahtonka High School 5-0 on March 19. McNary broke open the game with a three-run fourth inning and […]

The year in sports

The year in sports

Mat Men The McNary varsity wrestling team started the year with a Top 10 finish out of 32 teams at the Northwest Duals and followed it up with a first place trophy at the Don York Invite. The mat squad took sixth place in the Reser Tournament of Champions and set themselves to become the […]

Sisi explores Lake County

Sisi explores Lake County

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes My wife Simone is no stranger to fishing. As a child growing up in Brazil she remembers her father bringing home fish longer and heavier than she. They were so large they required two men to lift them into the boat and some fancy footwork to avoid injuries caused […]

Visit scenic Pintler Loop

Visit scenic Pintler Loop

By G.I. Wilson For the Keizertimes Montana’s Pintler Loop Drive is one of the Big Sky Country’s gems, and gems have special meaning to the Pintler. A long day’s drive from Keizer can get you to Drummond, where Montana Hwy 1/Pintler Loop Drive leaves I-90, some 50 miles east of Missoula. We would not recommend […]

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