My name is Scott Allen I am an ER nurse, but have a passion for the outdoors. I was raised in the Grande Ronde Valley in the small town of Elgin. Where my family and I spent pretty much every weekend in the outdoors either hunting, fishing hiking, camping, or picking berries and mushrooms. My parents tell a story about taking hunting when I was just three days old. Not the kind of hunting where you drive around and look out a window. They strapped me their back and went out hunting; snow on the ground and all.
Being blessed to grow up in such a beautiful area has allowed me to experience all avenues of the outdoors here. I caught me first Steelhead on the Wallowa River when I was 10 years old. I enjoyed spending my springs on the river where I started out drift fishing for steelhead. We use to run our jet boat down to the Wallowa from the Grande Ronde River. Where I experiences several 30 plus fish days. I later in life switched to fly fishing since it presented different challenges I enjoyed. I am very familiar with the Wallowa River down the Grande Ronde river through Troy OR. From there I turned to competitive bass fishing. I have fished in tournaments all over Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
My biggest passion is Elk hunting. I have been lucky enough to take an elk with my bow 12 of the last 13 years. I really enjoy introducing new people to the outdoors. The most excitement/enjoyment I have had in the last several years is taking my two kids, son Kadin 9, daughter Paige 12 out hunting. Both of them have been successful with multiple animals. I am thankful for the mentor program Oregon offers. My highlight of the last few years is when my son, at the time 8, asked me to teach him to call in elk. So, we worked all summer with diaphram reeds and he was able to call me in my 5X6 last year.
I pretty much love all about the outdoor and believe we are very lucky to live in this area. It is so diverse that it allows us the ability to go Steelhead fishing, bass fishing and hunting all within a couple hours of us, in some of the most majestic landscapes around.