Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University.
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Are any of you out there catching fish this winter? If so, I'd like to see the photos. I'm in need of new shots for the online Trophy Room gallery on the Grand Forks Herald website and the Recreation Page that runs on Page E2 of every Sunday Northland Outdoors section. I run one photo on the Recreation Page every week. They don't have to be wall hanger-size fish; they can be photos of kids with fish, kids and parents or grandparents with fish or fishing photos of just about any kind. Any kind of outdoor photo is fair game ... or fish.
Lake of the Woods As the weather warmed up, so did the ice fishing, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported Monday.
Q. What is the life cycle of a mosquito? How do they survive the North Dakota and Minnesota winters? A. At the risk of offending any potential mosquito lovers out there, I'll start by saying mosquitoes—unfortunately—do survive the winter. For a closer look, I consulted the source for all answers these days—Google—and was directed to the website about.com.
"We left the drainway in Winnipeg one race. It was really rough ... hard drifts, and we're going along, and these people are flying through the air. They're crashing. I'm just driving along watching them. They were hauling people away. Well, you're not going to win in the first 5 miles. You just try to keep a good pace and try to stay out of trouble." Guy Useldinger could fill a book with the stories he accumulated as a snowmobile racer during a 30-year career that 15 years ago this month earned him a place in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis.
Here we go. ... That was my reaction to this week's news of a U.S. Senate bill amendment that would remove wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As John Myers of Forum News Service reported, the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2016 to remove wolves from federal protection—a process known as "delisting"—and return management to the states.
Registration open for local catfish tourneys Registration now is open for this year's Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament, set for July 30-31 on the Red River. Tournament headquarters is at LaFave Park below Cabela's in East Grand Forks.
To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148; (800) 477-6572, ext. 1148; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Events • Friday through Jan. 31: Red River Valley Boat and Marine Products Show, Fargodome. Show hours noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Seminar speakers include Dave Csanda of Lindner's Angling Edge and walleye pro Mike Carroll. Info: (763) 755-8111 or fargoboatshow.com.
Lake of the Woods Fishing along the South Shore has been "up and down" this week, Sportsman's Lodge reported Thursday. Hot fishing took a turn for the cooler during the...
DEVILS LAKE—Organizers have determined there's plenty of ice on Devils Lake, and the largest ice fishing tournament in North Dakota will go on as scheduled. The 32nd annual Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament will take place 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 on 6-Mile Bay.
There’s plenty of ice, and the largest ice fishing tournament in North Dakota will go on as scheduled Jan. 30 on Devils Lake. The Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice...