Many of North Dakota’s hunter education courses are offered early in the calendar year, and the Game and Fish Department is reminding anyone planning to take a course to sign up now.
Hope Lyberg, 13, Humboldt, Minn., shared this story of a deer hunting trip in northwest Minnesota with her cousin, Ruthie Finney, 11, Lancaster, Minn., and their grandpa, Greg Wilson, also of Lancaster. The girls are home-schooled, with Lyberg in the seventh grade and Finney a sixth-grader.
Brad Dokken answers the question: What do I look for in a snowshoe, and are there any rules for buying them?
The beauty of having an outdoors lover on your holiday gift list is the seemingly endless array of products on the market. Whether you’re buying for a hunter, angler or birdwatcher, gift ideas abound.RELATED CONTENT
The rack of a massive bull elk shot this fall in northwest Minnesota has been scored by a certified measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, and it’s all but official the trophy will be the highest-scoring elk ever taken by hunting in Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
Slush has been on my mind in recent days, thanks to the storm that dumped upwards of a foot of snow across vast parts of the region. If you ice fish, you’ll understand my concern.RELATED CONTENT
When it comes to fishing, Chip Leer is one of the most recognizable faces in the upper Midwest, promoting the pastime both summer and winter through television, sports shows, in-store appearances and tournaments such as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour circuit, for which he serves as emcee.RELATED CONTENT
Specific numbers aren’t yet available, but general figures from the Department of Natural Resources suggest hunters across northwest Minnesota killed fewer deer this fall than last year.RELATED CONTENT
With ice fishing getting underway across the region, I’m looking at options for renting a fish house this winter. Do you have any recommendations?RELATED CONTENT
Brad Dokken answers the question: What is the earliest you’ve ever ventured out on frozen water?
There was no set agenda last weekend when I headed east to rendezvous with some friends at a deer shack in the woods not far from the Big Fork River in northern Minnesota’s Koochiching County.RELATED CONTENT
I’ve thought about that fall several times the past couple of weeks because the conditions are eerily similar on both sides of the Red River. It’s dry out there, extremely so.RELATED CONTENT
Thursday night’s meeting wasn’t a formal hearing on the DNR’s wolf plan or its proposal for a wolf season, but there was an opportunity for people to speak their minds. The feeling, in a word, was frustration.RELATED CONTENT
It all started — didn’t start would be more accurate — when I hopped in the truck. I turned the key and heard a whole lot of nothing.RELATED CONTENT
"In one of those, “How the Hell Did I Get Myself into This Situation?” moments, a friend and I were returning to Grand Forks from the Twin Cities late Sunday afternoon when we hit a wall of traffic on Interstate 29 north of Fargo that would occupy our lives for the next two hours," outdoors columnist Brad Dokken writes. "We’ll be talking about what happened during those two hours the rest of our lives."RELATED CONTENT
As “tween” times go, the transition from winter to spring is my least favorite. It’s sloppy, for one thing, and the snow that remains is either too soft or too hard to enjoy for skiing or snowmobiling. My alley and backyard are mud holes, and trying to keep the car clean isn’t even an option.RELATED CONTENT
For anyone who’s never been to the Northwest Angle, it’s the part of Minnesota that juts north from the 49th parallel into Lake of the Woods and is bordered by Canada on three sides. Getting there by road, which is what we had done, requires going through customs twice both coming and going.RELATED CONTENT
We’d been catching just enough saugers, along with the occasional walleye, to keep things interesting when my fishing partner noticed a blip on the screen of his depthfinder, indicating the presence of a fish just a couple of feet under the ice. Thinking it might be one of those suspended walleyes that occasionally show up on Lake of the Woods, he reeled up in hopes of enticing it to strike.RELATED CONTENT
The Casio Pathfinder has just about everything an outdoors enthusiast could want in a wristwatch. There’s a compass, a barometer, a thermometer, an altimeter and a timer. And yes, the watch even tells time. The abundance of features on this watch might be its biggest fault.RELATED CONTENT
It’s old news now, but an incident that occurred last Sunday on Devils Lake serves up a stark reminder that ice is never safe.RELATED CONTENT