THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND stay safe this weekend
State Game and Fish Department officials are cautioning hunters to be wary of where they hunt, as late-season weather is freezing North Dakotas small and mid-sized waters, giving the appearance of saf... Posted on 12/6/13 at 8:53 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Digging out, gearing up on Lake of the Woods
The storm that dumped upwards of a foot of snow across vast parts of the region might be good for skiing and snowmobiling, but it couldnt have come at a worse time for lakes that were just setting up ... Posted on 12/5/13 at 2:43 PM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Spearing restrictions lifted on 12 Minnesota lakes
A bill passed during the 2013 legislative session has repealed the spearing restrictions on 12 Minnesota lakes including Deer, Moose, North Star and Spider lakes in Itasca County. The lakes are open t... Posted on 12/2/13 at 12:52 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS A Halloween Trick
I like Halloween. I dont celebrate Halloween but I like to play
pranks and surprise people so Halloween is the one time when these
sorts of actions are universally acceptable. I played a good prank
th... Posted on 11/9/13 at 8:16 AM
Early in December 25 years ago, the Herald carried a warning for anglers to beware of thin ice. Thin and dangerous ice still covered many lakes and rivers of North Dakota and Minnesota, said a story by Kevin Grinde of the Herald.
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.
CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) observed deer shining activity that eventually led to one suspect being charged for felony flee, 2nd Degree DWI, and driving with cancelled driver’s license. The other individual at the scene was later charged with illegal shining for deer.
The long winter and tardy spring of 2013 disrupted a lot of outdoor activities. The weather also influenced North Dakota wildlife, particularly upland game birds, which experienced a relatively poor reproduction year that state Game and Fish Department biologists partly attributed to a delayed start to the nesting season and cool, wet weather early on when nesting did start.
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.
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