One of the advantages of having a month-long general western deer rifle season is I can take off a couple days from deer hunting, pack up the bird dog and head out for an eastern Oregon pheasant hunt before the deer action really kicks into high gear closer towards November.
Oh what a place. Many of us in Oregon know of the Steens Mountain, not just because it's America's tallest-of-it's-kind fault-scarp mountain. Or, be it for the long ice-age glacier-carved canyons charged with the largest aspen groves in the state. But no, it's the famed Mule Deer.