Deer hunting in the Owyhee

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Mule deer are found throughout the Owyhee Canyonlands. Photo: Larry Arbanas.
Ryan Meek grew up just outside the Owyhee Canyonlands and spent plenty of time there hunting and fishing. Here, he shares why it's amazing to hunt in such a vast, intact landscape. Read More

Birding in the Owyhee

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Burrowing owls are one of the avian species that calls the Owyhee Canyonlands home. Photo: Nick Dobric
Longtime Oregonian Alice Elshoff shares that the Owyhee Canyonlands offers amazing birding and why industrial development would damage that. Read More

Urban youth experience the Owyhee

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Citlalli BriseƱo learns from a veteran how to fly fish. Citlalli, Kolby Cantue-Cliette and other youth visited the Owyhee Canyonlands as part of a Soul River Inc. Outdoor Education Deployment.
The nonprofit organization Soul River Inc. connects veterans and inner-city youth in the great outdoors. Recently, Soul River brought a group to the Owyhee Canyonlands. Here, Citlalli Briseño and Kolby Cantue-Cliete share what their Owyhee adventure means to them. Read More

'A Natural Trail': Kayaking the Owyhee River

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Traveling the Owyhee River by boat is an amazing way to experience this pristine region. Photo: Tom O'Keefe
Thomas O'Keefe is the Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director for American Whitewater, which is the primary advocate for the protection and restoration of whitewater rivers across the county. This year, Thomas journeyed down the upper Owyhee River via kayak. Here, he shares what made the trip remarkable and why he's convinced the area must be permanently protected for future generations. Read More