I am a born and raised small town Oregonian, living on the wet West side, but preferring to hunt in central or eastern Oregon. I've enjoyed Roosevelt, Rocky Mt elk, Mule deer, bear and antelope (successes). Even killed a Muflon sheep years ago when a bunch of them went wild outside of Spray and read a small article in Outdoor life that you could hunt them for free and no bag limit. Sage Rats might be the most fun shooting of all. I am 41 years married, 3 adult kids and 9 grands. I have been in Christian ministry for 43 years, and pastor for the past 32. I've been a "gun guy" since my first 03 Springfield at age 11 and the Lee Loader I bought to feed it. I like canoes and bikes and have too many of both. Oregon has changed too much. Consistent hunting traditions (locations) are nearly impossible to create, and success rates are low. But like most of you, I enjoy getting out with friends and family.