The Consummate Outdoorsman, Gary Lewis, Shares His Insights

1st Place Winner For the TV Show Frontier Unlimited

June 5th, 2024

1st Place Winner For the TV Show Frontier Unlimited! Northwest Outdoor Writers Association – Excellence in Craft Awards   Excellence In Craft Awards Announced Gary Lewis, of Bend, Oregon, and Trevor Barclay, of Redmond, Oregon, won a 1st place award for an episode of the TV show Frontier Unlimited. The 1st place award (Video – Television) was […]

How To Buy An Oregon Fishing License

March 30th, 2022
Don Lewis trout fishing with Oregon fishing license

When you are planning a fishing trip in Oregon. When you are fishing central Oregon. When you are fishing in Mount Hood country. When you are traveling to Portland or Bend or Eugene or Medford and want to go fishing too, the first thing to set in place is an Oregon fishing license. It’s not […]

5 Reasons to Visit Alaska On Your Next Fishing Trip

March 25th, 2019

Alaska, The Land of The Midnight Sun offers 33,904 miles of shoreline according to Fly Alaska, not including its streams, rivers, and lakes. This makes it the perfect destination for a fishing vacation. Not only will you be spoilt for choice when it comes to fishing spots. The ocean is abundant in halibut, all 5 […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoors-Types

December 5th, 2018

Holiday gift ideas for outdoors-types By Gary Lewis They crossed the Blue Mountains, they floated the mighty Columbia and portaged around Celilo, they carved pathways like the Barlow Road and the Applegate Trail. And they settled in places like Oregon City, Salem and Eugene City. “We went down Laurel Hill like shot off of a […]

Gary Lewis Gathers Awards at NOWA Meeting in Sandpoint, Idaho

May 16th, 2017
gary lewis outdoors-nowa

At the latest conference of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA), Gary Lewis, of Bend, Oregon, was presented with several awards in the group’s Excellence in Craft contest. In Hunting/Shooting, Lewis was awarded a 1st place award for Nine Three, published in Sports Afield. This category was sponsored by Leupold and Stevens and it featured […]

Fishing Central Oregon’s Great Solar Eclipse

May 3rd, 2017

Are you looking for a POT to fish in? Here are the best places to fish in Central Oregon’s path of totality. On August 21, 2017, at 10:19am, the moon will pass in front of the sun. Across all of Central Oregon, the sky will darken, the stars will shine and the horizon will glow. […]

Central Oregon’s Trophy Trout Waters

August 16th, 2016

Big trout. We hear that phrase bandied about, but what does it mean? These are the fish that we talk about in pounds not inches. A rainbow that tips the scales at 10 pounds. A brook trout that weighs in at 6 pounds. An 8-pound brown trout. A 10-pound cutthroat. A 20-pound lake trout. A […]

Safari Post 6: Little Women, Big Impala

July 26th, 2014

Mika already could read the track of the leopard from the back of the safari vehicle and knew enough to tell a kudu track from a waterbuck’s. Now it was the last day of our safari and the little girl who had been so shy the first couple of days was teaching us Afrikaans while […]

Safari Post 5: Dances with Snakes

July 25th, 2014
Puff Adder Snake

Some people are afraid to go on safari because of the snakes and the bugs. I used to laugh at that. I like to plan my trips for July. On my first two safaris I saw no snakes and very few bugs. On the third trip, I chopped the head off a black mamba. On […]

Safari Post 4: Living on the Edge

July 24th, 2014
Hyena Track

There are a lot of reasons to take a knife. One hunter said he only used a blade at the dinner table. Another used a knife and his fire starter to build a fire when his PH and trackers left him alone with the carcass of a buffalo. In the dark of that night, he […]

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