STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Seven-year-old lands a fish tale to remember
Young Evan Hansen was fishing Devils Lake with his grandparents, Glenn and Bridgie Hansen of Grand Forks, on Sunday night when he hooked into a fish tale none of them will soon forget.
As Bridgie tel... Posted on 8/2/12 at 11:04 AM
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.
I spent this weekend last year raking leaves at the getaway in northern Minnesota, something I normally do in late May. The remnants of snow from the previous weekend were nowhere to be seen, and the yard was dry.
Even though friends advised me not to buy an electric ice auger, I still bought one. Next month, I’m going to pony up and buy a new auger. What are the pros and cons of the gas auger and propane auger, and does a 10-inch have more benefits than an 8-inch auger?
A painful chapter in northwest Minnesota deer hunting and wildlife management came to an end this past week when the Department of Natural Resources declared bovine tuberculosis appears to have been eradicated from the region’s deer herd.
Thursday’s news from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that two larval zebra mussels were found in a water sample from Lake Winnibigoshish offers yet another harsh reminder that all of us need to step up our efforts to curb the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The end of another year is a time to reflect on days spent outdoors with friends and family. I didn’t hunt deer this fall, and cruddy October weather — plus a project that turned out to be more challenging than anticipated — cut into my upland hunting time.
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