OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Don't forget the venison sausage contest
Don't forget -- deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, to enter the News Tribune's Great Venison Sausage Contest. A panel of judges will gather at the News Tribune on Wednesday to taste-test entries and... Posted on 12/6/13 at 2:45 PM
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 CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: More Indian scholarships available
By Don Davis
More American Indian college students may receive scholarships under a new Minnesota budget that began this month.
Commissioner Larry Pogemiller of the state Office of Higher Education sa... Posted on 7/15/13 at 4:10 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Learning to Shoot Zombies
I learned to shoot over the weekend, with the help of my colleague, Logan Adams. While I'm not sure if I ever hit the target with the larger guns (that's larger in physical size, not um, bullet size),... Posted on 6/26/13 at 9:00 AM
The key to successful deer hunting is preparation, and the most successful hunters almost always look at the pastime as a year-round pursuit that goes far beyond the hunt. With that in mind, the publishers of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine have launched a series of “Deer & Deer Hunting Education” online courses.
Hope Lyberg, 13, Humboldt, Minn., shared this story of a deer hunting trip in northwest Minnesota with her cousin, Ruthie Finney, 11, Lancaster, Minn., and their grandpa, Greg Wilson, also of Lancaster. The girls are home-schooled, with Lyberg in the seventh grade and Finney a sixth-grader.
The rack of a massive bull elk shot this fall in northwest Minnesota has been scored by a certified measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, and it’s all but official the trophy will be the highest-scoring elk ever taken by hunting in Minnesota.
I’m pretty certain my wife and kids tire of my stories from “back in the day” or “how things used to be.” More often than not, it’s a discussion about how technology and electronic advances keep people from getting outside, or the capability to visit with new “friends” while waiting in checkout lines.
CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) said nglers were reporting approximately 6 to 8 inches of ice on most of Upper Red Lake, but caution is advised as ice thickness seems to vary greatly by location. Ice conditions seem to be progressing on Lake of the Woods, but reports of ATV’s going through the ice were reported.
For many hunters, November is a peak and valley, the best of times and the worst of times. As North Dakota’s popular deer gun hunting season opens and closes, thousands of hunters begin and end their hunting activities within the 16½ days the regular season takes place.
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.
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