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October 23, 2013
Alexander Hapka, 12, shot his first deer, an eight-point buck, last weekend during the youth deer hunt near Warren, Minn. Alexander is a sixth-grader at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo school and completed his firearms safety training last spring.
Alexander Hapka buck
October 23, 2013 - 9:54am
October 20, 2013
Derek Carpenter, 7, of Hatton, N.D., caught this 23-inch walleye on his first trip to Selkirk, Man., for the fall "greenback" run on the Manitoba portion of the Red River. The fish was kept.
Derek Carpenter walleye
October 20, 2013 - 3:16pm
October 13, 2013
Caden Parnow, 9, of Hettinger, N.D., released this 29½-inch walleye during a July fishing trip to Lake of the Woods. Helping Caden hold the fish is his dad, Chris Parnow, of Hettinger. According to grandpa Fred Parnow, who submitted the photo, Caden brought the fish in all by himself using a red and gold Toms Tackle worm harness. Sportsman's Taxidermy Studio of East Grand Forks is making a replica mount of the big fish.
Caden Parnow walleye
October 13, 2013 - 5:10pm
October 6, 2013
Buzz Marvin of Fargo shot this 7x8 bull elk at 200 yards at 9 a.m. on the first day of his hunt in New Mexico. "We saw another earlier and had a chance but couldn't get a shot," Marvin writes. "Then this one made a fatal mistake and bugled. Our group was 2 for 3 with one hunter choosing to pass on a couple opportunities."
Buzz Marvin elk
October 6, 2013 - 9:45am
September 25, 2013
Bailey, a German shorthair pointer, helped her owner, Bob Glassmann of Roseau, Minn., bag these sharp-tailed grouse and a woodcock Sept. 25 during an afternoon hunt in northwest Minnesota.
Bailey and birds
September 25, 2013 - 10:17am
Craig Hanson of Grand Forks bagged these Canada geese Sept. 21, the opening day of waterfowl season for North Dakota residents.
Craig Hanson geese
September 25, 2013 - 10:14am
September 18, 2013
Adrian Dokken of Towner, N.D., shot this buck with a crossbow Sept. 16. "Not many 88-year-old bow hunters out," writes Dokken (who's no relation to Brad Dokken). "Not a trophy but for my age and with a bow I am contented."
Adrian Dokken buck
September 18, 2013 - 9:21am
September 17, 2013
Bradin Dalzell, 8½, of Drayton, N.D., released this 28-inch walleye during a charter boat fishing trip on Lake of the Woods out of Rainy River Resort. Helping him hold the fish is "Jake," a charter boat captain forthe resort. Standing at left is Steve Lindgren of Kennedy, Minn.
Bradin Dalzell walleye
September 17, 2013 - 11:17pm
September 10, 2013
Everett Butler of Grafton, N.D., released this 30½-inch walleye near Garden Island on Lake of the Woods while fishing the deep mud with a spinner and bottom bouncer tipped with a crawler. "Didn't have a tape to measure the girth but would have been fun to see exactly how fat it is," said Jon Linnell of Warren, Minn., Butler's fishing partner, who submitted the photo of the fish. "The eyes seemed larger than golf balls."
Everett Butler walleye
September 10, 2013 - 9:54am
September 8, 2013
Rick Guzal of Hatton, N.D., shot this buck Sept. 4 near Hatton, N.D. He used a Bear Encounter bow and a Rage broadhead arrow to shoot the buck at 15 yards, and the deer ran only 70 yards before falling. The buck has eight points on its mainframe, with two sticker points still in velvet, Guzal writes.
Rick Guzal buck
September 8, 2013 - 10:00am
September 3, 2013
Jack Gregory of Grand Forks released this 37½-inch, 26-pound catfish Wednesday afternoon on the Red River while fishing with Kent Hollands of Trophy Cat Adventures.
Jack Gregory catfish
September 3, 2013 - 5:47pm
August 27, 2013
Isaac Gustafson walleye
August 27, 2013 - 4:25pm
Isaac Gustafson, 6, of Kennedy, Minn., released this 25½-inch walleye on Upper Red Lake. Pictured with Isaac is his dad, Guy. "There's a good story about the fish," said Miranda Gustafson, Isaac's mom. "When Guy got the walleye into the net, it released, and there was a perch on the line. So he actually had two fish on the line! One excited little boy."
Isaac Gustafson walleye
August 27, 2013 - 4:25pm
August 25, 2013
Jeff Massie of Grand Forks caught and released this 52-inch muskie Aug. 6 on Lake of the Woods. Here's how Maribeth McGoven ("aka Jeff's girlfriend/muskie-landing helper," as she describes herself) describes the encounter: "We were trolling a reef with crankbaits fishing for walleyes when Jeff caught this muskie. Prior to catching this one, he also caught and released a 42-inch muskie. When the walleyes weren't biting, he wanted to go to another spot to fish. I talked him into sticking around the reef fo...
Jeff Massie muskie
August 25, 2013 - 10:40pm
Pat Sullivan of Perham, Minn.,released this 26-pound channel catfish Aug. 24 on the Red River near Grand Forks.
Pat Sullivan catfish
August 25, 2013 - 10:25pm