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Deschutes River Boating Safety Tips

As the summer heats up, more and more boats hit the Deschutes River to take advantage of the plentiful waters and wildlife. Before you hit the waves in your boat this year, be sure to follow our boating safety tips to keep you and your family safe on the water. Create a Pre-Departure Checklist When…
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Chukar Hunting Secrets from Seasoned Bird Hunters

If you’re into Chukar hunting, these are some Chukar hunting secrets that will really make a difference out there. Take it from seasoned bird hunters—the information they have to offer will save you a lot of time and make the whole experience more enjoyable. Here are some secrets to consider the next time you go…
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The Deschutes River Railroad War

Maupin, Oregon may be known for whitewater rafting, but it was a ferry that gave Maupin its name. Howard Maupin was one of several ferry operators in the late 19th century. One ferry owner was Mr. Hunt, therefore the unincorporated town was called Hunts Ferry.  A few years later, town founder, William H. Staats, changed the…
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Oregon Rafting Terms You Need to Know

When you’re traveling through whitewater rapids on a raging river, you don’t have time to wonder what your river guide means when he says, “Watch out for that hole!” At Imperial River Company, our friendly guides will make sure you know these rafting terms before you push off, but it doesn’t hurt to get ahead…
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