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May Events

16 Seneca Oyster Feed/run/walk

Call:  541-542-2161

23-25 Cinnabar Mountain Rendevous

(Mt. Vernon Community Hall)

Call: 541-792-0670

30-Camp Cook-off ( Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day)

Call: 541-575-1900


June Events

5-6 62 days of celebration

(Canyon City) 541-575-0509

(Canyon City) 503-315-5964

13-Bull Riding "Challenge of Champions" Tour ( Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day)

18-20- BMW Rally


July Events

4-Fourth of July Celibration


Prairie City- 541-820-3605

Founders Day Pagent/Picnic


August Events

Grant County - Kruzers Car show (Prairie City Park) Call: 541-542-2525


5-8 Grant County Fair

( Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day) Call: 541-575-1900


7-8 NPRA rodeo

( Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day) Call: 541-575-1900


9 Cow Kids Rodeo

( Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day) Call: 541-575-1900


September - December 2015 Events Comming Soon




The Basics of Elk Hunting

Hunting elk (Cervus Canadensis) is a favorite sport among hunters. One reason elk hunting is so popular is to due to the quality of elk meat. Another reason is that elk can be a very challenging game animal and provide a great deal of excitement. By looking at elk hunting pictures or watching elk hunting videos you'll see the joy in the faces of the hunters featured in them. It's important that you follow all elk hunting regulations for the state that you are hunting elk in. Failure to follow those regulations can result in loss of equipment, large fines and even imprisonment.


When you go out on your first elk hunt we suggest that you bring along someone who has experience in hunting elk. Not only can an experienced elk hunter help improve your chances of tagging an elk they can also educate you on some elk hunting tips that you learn only through experience. You should also make sure you are well educated in elk shot placement. It's the duty of ever hunter to try and do a clean kill shot to humanely bring down an elk. You might also want to learn what type of elk hunting rifle might be best for you.


If you don't know someone with elk hunting experience you can also consider using an elk hunting outfitter. While this can greatly increase the cost of your hunting trip you'll find that an outfitter can provide you with everything you need for a successful elk hunt. They can provide a majority of the hunting equipmentrequired along with an actual guide who would go out with you on your hunt. This can sometimes seem intimidating to a novice hunter but rest assure you'd be in good hands. You can also improve your chances of tagging an elk by using the right elk call.

Fishing Fishing
Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish. The fly is casted using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or "lure" requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates, other food organisms, or "lures" to provoke the fish to strike(bite at the lure).

Fly fishing can be done in fresh or salt water. North Americans usually distinguish freshwater fishing between cold-water species (trout, salmon, steelhead) and warm-water species, notably bass. In Britain, where natural water temperatures vary less, the distinction is between game fishing for trout and salmon versus coarse fishing for other species. Techniques for fly fishing differ with habitat (lakes and ponds, small streams, large rivers, bays and estuaries, and open ocean.)


Road Trip - John Day Fossil Beds


Active Science & Spectacular Scenery


Colorful rock formations at John Day Fossil Beds preserve a world class record of plant and animal evolution, changing climate, and past ecosystems that span over 40 million years.  Exhibits and a working lab at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center as well as scenic drives and hikes at all three units allow visitors to explore the prehistoric past of Oregon and see science in action.


615 N Highway 395, Long Creek OR 97856

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