A look at some of the big fish caught this week
Conserving grasslands and wetlands on the saline prairie of Grand Forks County is the focus of a new partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District and several other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.RELATED CONTENT
This time of year fishing and farming often converge as anglers flock to the coulees and ditches that flow into Devils Lake. They might not offer the most pristine settings, but that’s of little consequence to the pike and walleyes that run upstream to spawn.RELATED CONTENT
A list of some impressive fish caught recently.
Outdoors issues generally took a backseat during the 2013 session of the Minnesota Legislature after lawmakers last year approved an increase in hunting and fishing license fees to replenish a Game and Fish Fund that was headed for the red.
I’ve heard reports that this is going to be a bad year for forest tent caterpillars. Where is the risk of an outbreak the highest and what can be done to control the pests?
Ron Schara, Bud Grant and other Minnesota conservation advocates deserve a pat on the back for their efforts in persuading Gov. Mark Dayton to veto two line-items in the Legacy Fund bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature.RELATED CONTENT
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
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