A list of upcoming events related to the outdoors
The Department of Natural Resources won’t be offering an elk season this fall near Grygla, Minn., because of low populations in the area.
Zach Johnson spends most of his spare time in the fall hunting waterfowl and deer, but the UND student has started chasing the birds with a camera during the off-season. The results to date have been favorable.RELATED CONTENT
I joined Mitch Haaby of Roseau, Minn., earlier this month for a story about collecting antler sheds. My goal wasn’t to write a “how-to” or “where-to” story about hunting for fallen antlers — enough people are scouring the woods already — but instead to tell a story about Haaby’s passion for deer hunting and how collecting antler sheds helps prepare him for hunting season.RELATED CONTENT
Brad Dokken answers the question: Are there hummingbirds in the Grand Forks area, and what can one do besides a hummingbird feeder to attract them?
Park Rapids, Minn., event will be remembered for its ‘firsts,’ Durham saysRELATED CONTENT
For avid archery hunter Mitch Haaby, hunting for shed antlers is part of an ongoing process to learn more about bucks and the habitat they useRELATED CONTENT
Brad Dokken answers the question: Has East Grand Forks ever tried to host the governor for the fishing opener? In years past, we have had bang-up openers on the Red River fishing for catfish as opposed to chasing walleyes.
The Department of Natural Resources is asking farmers in northwest Minnesota to report trumpeter swans they observe on agricultural lands as part of a study to document the birds’ use of croplands.
It’s the little things you notice when spring finally arrives after a long winter.1RELATED CONTENT
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