It won’t be this winter, but a plan to open Lake Alice to ice fishing within the boundaries of Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge is moving in the right direction.RELATED CONTENT
A look at news and events from the outdoors.
If fall population surveys are any indication, anglers can expect to go through a lot of bait this winter on Lake of the Woods.RELATED CONTENT
Central High senior lands scholarship to compete on Division 1 rifle team at University of Tennessee-Martin
Steve Martin smiles when he thinks back on the first time his son, Joe, shot from the offhand standing position as a 10-year-old in the Forks Rifle Club’s junior shooting program. “He thought they were going to make him quit shooting because he couldn’t keep it on the paper,” Steve Martin said.RELATED CONTENT
The onset of cold weather has some people champing at the bit for ice fishing. For the past few weeks, my news feed on Facebook has been filled with “Friend” photos showing ice fishing gear neatly organized, rods stringed up with new line and tackle boxes arranged to perfection, not a single jig out of place.RELATED CONTENT
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information on an adult cow moose that was shot and left south of Arvilla, N.D., in Grand Forks County.
Brad Nelson, who died in a July farm accident, lived for deer hunting and the outdoors. Deer camp’s not the same without him, family members say, but they’re keeping the tradition alive.RELATED CONTENT
A Massachusetts birding enthusiast made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Grand Forks last week to see a species many people in this part of the world take for granted — the sharp-tailed grouse.RELATED CONTENT
Manager of Flag Island Resort on Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, Dan Schmidt, 55, has been serving up stories and good times on Lake of the Woods for some 30 years. It started as a teenager, when the Cloquet, Minn., native made his first trip to the Angle at the invitation of a longtime resident.RELATED CONTENT
Steve Foss has lived in Ely, Minn., for more than a decade, and as a nature photographer and avid outdoorsman, he’s been within 20 feet of timber wolves and had similar close encounters with deer and moose. But until Tuesday morning, the former Grand Forks resident had never seen a lynx.RELATED CONTENT
In my case, at least, catching fish is part of it, but the attraction runs a lot deeper. And it’s not necessarily easy to explain.RELATED CONTENT
Living in city limits, we weren’t quite sure where we could ride, and we didn’t want to pull the trailer several miles out in the country to drop off the sleds.RELATED CONTENT
North Dakota Pheasants Forever members who make a minimum contribution of $100 to the "Dogs of Our Lives" program will receive a plaque honoring their canine hunting companion. Proceeds from the program will help fund habitat and youth hunting initiatives.RELATED CONTENT
Curt Howe never saw an elk drop, but he knew he’d connected with one of the cows when he got down from the stand and spotted blood along the trail where the elk had been running. About 100 yards into the brush, he saw the cow elk laying dead.RELATED CONTENT
It was with considerable anticipation that a group of us ventured north to Manitoba on New Year’s Eve in pursuit of the Red River’s trophy "greenback" walleyes. In the aftermath of Blizzard Alvin, the deep freeze had descended, and lows of 30 below zero and colder were in the forecast.RELATED CONTENT
Cancellations and delays trigger reminder of bush pilot's colorful words
The memory of that long-ago floatplane ride above the bush country of northwestern Ontario remains one of my favorite flying stories.
A column about the white deer appeared in last Sunday’s Herald and was among the most read items on the Web site that day. The next day, a reader from Crookston called and said the deer likely belonged to Sheryl Adams. She confirmed that Thursday. “It’s Fred,” she said.RELATED CONTENT
If there was any doubt that Grand Forks can’t draw a crowd of hunters and anglers to attend a meeting, it was erased this week in Grand Forks.RELATED CONTENT
There’ve been several bonus days so far in November. Aside from a couple of rainy days, the weather during this year’s firearms deer seasons in Minnesota and North Dakota was nearly perfect, perhaps even too nice for some.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota’s firearms deer season opened Saturday morning, while North Dakota hunters took the field beginning at noon Friday. Here are a few snapshots from the hunting season to date:RELATED CONTENT