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DOUG LEIER: Game and Fish sets tentative season openers
NICE FISH: Walleye, Yellow Perch
Those who compete in the Arrowhead 135 understand adversity
OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: Fabian seeks aid for wolf, elk losses
Worth a Look: Bald eagle webcam back online
OUR OPINION: Don't disparage pipeline construction jobs
THE ONLOOKER: The Legislature's rules empower us all
THAT REMINDS ME: Grand Forks County Courthouse takes shape in 1915
COMING HOME: Sights bring back memories of songs
OUR OPINION: Too soon to spend N.D.'s Legacy Fund money
60th Wedding Anniversary
Benjamin Thomas Siems
January 8, 2015
Lake of the Woods Fishing is picking up as resorts along the south shore move their houses farther north, anywhere from 8 to 20 miles past Pine Island. According to Lake of the Woods Tourism, anglers are catching a mix of walleyes and saugers with some jumbo perch mixed in, with...
outdoors / fishing
January 8, 2015 - 3:51pm
January 5, 2015
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Bucks with antlers locked near Moorhead, Ice fishing enforcement etc.
Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for Jan. 5: District 1 - Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored bobcat trapping activity in area WMAs and Lost River State Forest. Assistance was given to...
January 5, 2015 - 3:09pm
January 4, 2015
OUTDOOR CALENDAR: Events, shooting, hunting, snowmobiling, archery
To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148; or by email at email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Events Jan. 10: Lake Region Sportsmen’s Club predator hunt, Devils Lake. Registration...
outdoors / outdoors calendar
January 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
DOUG LEIER: Looking back on 2014
It's that time of year again when a lot of us take a look back at the past 365 days. For me, it's an enjoyable exercise as I can sift through my weekly columns to see how the year unfolded from an outdoors perspective. And it's nice to have that printed record so I'm not relying...
outdoors / recreation
January 4, 2015 - 11:45am
A quiet legislative session for N.D. outdoors?
The nonresident hunter issues that dominated North Dakota's outdoors legislative agenda a decade ago are but a distant memory going into this year's legislative session, which gets underway Tuesday. Instead, the shape and size of the state's Outdoor Heritage Fund stands to be a...
January 4, 2015 - 10:15am
January 2, 2015
OUTDOOR REPORT: Ice fishing
Resorts along the south shore are beginning to move their fish houses farther north to deeper water, and anglers are finding enough action on walleyes, saugers and perch to accommodate fish fries. Best fishing has been in the mornings and evenings in 34 feet of water over mud...
outdoors / wildlife
January 2, 2015 - 10:00am
December 29, 2014
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Ice fishing, Trapping, Tagging furs etc.
Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for Dec. 29: District 1 - Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Fishing on the Big Lake was good during...
December 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
December 28, 2014
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR, partners working on pheasant plan
DNR, partners working on pheasant plan The Department of Natural Resources says it will develop a four-year plan to increase and enhance grassland habitat on public and private lands based on input received during the recent Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Summit. DNR Commissioner...
December 28, 2014 - 4:22pm
TALKIN' WITH DOKKEN: Where can I go to catch lake trout through the ice?
Q. I've read about lake trout fishing in several publications and regularly see segments where they're catching the fish through the ice on outdoors TV shows. It looks like a blast. Where can I go within reasonable driving distance to catch these fish through the ice? A. You're absolutely...
December 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
BRAD DOKKEN: Some highlights from 2014
This week's Northland Outdoors section offers a wrap-up of some of the biggest events and issues that defined the outdoors in 2014. I like to consider myself a "glass-half-full" kind of guy, but it's hard to be optimistic about some of the trends taking place on the outdoors landscape...
December 28, 2014 - 4:07pm
2014: The year in outdoors
Fewer deer, diminishing wildlife habitat and yet -- oddly enough -- a record fall waterfowl flight. Those were among the trends and events that made news in 2014 in Minnesota and North Dakota. In North Dakota, voters overwhelmingly defeated Measure 5, a proposed constitutional amendment...
December 28, 2014 - 4:07pm
December 25, 2014
Lake of the Woods Anglers using a jigging approach are catching the most fish on Lake of the Woods, with a nice variety of saugers, walleye, perch, eelpout and even some crappies being taken. At Four-Mile Bay, Pine Island and Morris Point Gap, depths of 18 to 28 feet of water out...
outdoors / recreation
December 25, 2014 - 5:21pm
December 24, 2014
Rescuers respond to angler's call of thin ice, ice house floating in the water near Duluth
A lone ice-fishing shelter on Superior Bay drew the attention of a host of rescue personnel Tuesday morning after an angler called 911 to report he had scurried off ice that was breaking up off Park Point. First responders from the Duluth Police and Fire departments, the Coast...
news / region
December 24, 2014 - 9:55pm
December 22, 2014
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Trapping, ice fishing enforcement etc.
Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for Dec. 22: District 1 - Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked trapping, ATV and angling enforcement throughout Warroad, the Northwest Angle, Lake of the Woods...
December 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
December 21, 2014
DOKKEN: Chasing green on the Red
I'll never get used to the idea of driving anything other than a boat on the Red River, but there were dozens of pickups on the ice last weekend when I joined a Canadian friend for a pre-Christmas fishing excursion near Selkirk, Man. As for us, we played it safe and went out by...
outdoors / fishing
December 21, 2014 - 8:00am