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Brad Dokken

September 16, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Conservation groups urge lawmakers to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund
September 16, 2018 - 6:33am
September 9, 2018
Jim Hejlik of Fordville, N.D., holds the 52-inch muskie he caught Friday, July 27, on a lake north of Vermilion Bay, Ont. An admitted muskie fanatic, Hejlike, 80, said he'd been trying more than 30 years to break the 50-inch mark. A retired fisheries biologist friend said the sore on the side of the fish likely resulted from spawning but appeared to be healing well, Hejlik said. (Submitted photo)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: After 35 years of trying, 80-year-old muskie fanatic finally breaks the '50-inch hex'
September 9, 2018 - 6:33am
August 26, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Wishing for rain as fall approaches
August 26, 2018 - 6:30am
August 19, 2018
Brad Dokken: Devils Lake walleye bust rumor turns out to be overstated
August 19, 2018 - 6:30am
August 12, 2018
Gary Johnson (center) of Humboldt, Minn., was honored for 50 years as a Minnesota firearms safety instructor in mid-July. Presenting Johnson with an engraved watch for his years of service was DNR conservation officer Jeremy Woinarowicz (right) and safety instructor Dale Hanson of Hallock, Minn. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: DNR honors 50-year northwest Minnesota firearms safety instructor
August 12, 2018 - 6:30am
August 5, 2018
Bob Lessard, "The Old Trapper," at the helm of his guide boat in August 2015 on Trout Lake in northwestern Ontario. The former Minnesota state senator is running as a Republican in the Aug. 14 primary election race for Minnesota attorney general. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: 'The Old Trapper' Bob Lessard spices up Minnesota attorney general race from an outdoors perspective
August 5, 2018 - 6:12am
July 29, 2018
Filling a bucket with blueberries requires patience, but the rewards make the effort well worth the time. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Brad Dokken: July blueberry excursion yields tasty rewards
July 29, 2018 - 6:30am
July 22, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: The Dreaded Kamatsi Squirrel makes its presence known during northern Saskatchewan fishing trip
July 22, 2018 - 6:01am
July 15, 2018
Dokken out of the office
July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
July 8, 2018
Dokken out of the office
July 8, 2018 - 6:06am
July 1, 2018
A European cousin to the walleye, zander have similar markings but are now are considered an "injurious species" in North America. Spiritwood Lake near Jamestown, N.D., has the only known North American population of zander, a remnant population from a one-time stocking in 1989. Kyle Heim of Bismarck caught this 27-inch, 7-pound zander June 6 while fishing Spiritwood. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Heim, Bismarck)
Brad Dokken: Zander column prompts reader questions about European cousin to the walleye
July 1, 2018 - 6:30am
June 24, 2018
Kyle Heim of Bismarck caught this 27-inch, 7-pound zander June 6 on Spiritwood Lake northeast of Jamestown, N.D. Stocked one time in 1989, zander -- a European cousin to the walleye -- occasionally are caught in Spiritwood, but it's pretty rare. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Heim)
Brad Dokken: Bismarck man catches rare European zander -- a walleye relative -- on Spiritwood
June 24, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
A proposal to reduce the winter walleye-sauger limit on Lake of the Woods aims to bring harvest of the two species back in line with DNR management goals. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Lake of the Woods, Rainy River limit proposal seems reasonable
June 17, 2018 - 6:12am
June 3, 2018
Lake trout were staples on the menu during 2014 fly-in fishing trip to Kamatsi Lake in northern Saskatchewan. The menu for this year's return trip will feature more of the same. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Planning kicks into high gear for long-awaited fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan outpost camp
June 3, 2018 - 6:34am
May 27, 2018
Neal Leier of Bismarck caught this new North Dakota state record walleye weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces May 18 on the Missouri River in Bismarck. (Photo/ Mike Anderson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Record North Dakota walleye leads to story of 1952 lunker weighing nearly 19 pounds
May 27, 2018 - 6:01am
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