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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Stuart McFarlane of Roseau, Minn., caught this 45-inch northern March 7 while fishing Buffalo Bay on the Manitoba side of Lake of the Woods. McFarlane said he'd been targeting pike...
Ken Vasek of East Grand Forks released this 29-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods.
Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for March 9: District 1 - Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and...
Walleye released 25-inch minimum • 30½ inches -- Bruce Mosher, Beltrami, Minn., Lake Winnipeg. • 27 inches and 26 inches -- Tom Rongen, Fertile, Minn., Lake Winnipeg. • 27 inches -- Barry Rongen, Dent, Minn., Lake Winnipeg. Walleye kept 8-pound minimum • 10 pounds, 2 ounces -- Mat Senger, Crary, N.D., Devils Lake. Yellow perch kept 1 ¾-pound minimum • 2 pounds, 13 ounces -- Brett Kenner, Leeds, N.D., Devils Lake. • 1 pound, 15 ounces -- Wyatt Jelinek, Pisek, N.D., Devils Lake.
NDGF increases elk, moose tags The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be offering more elk and moose licenses than last year, but there will be no bighorn sheep...
Spend enough time ice fishing, and it's inevitable that a rod and reel or some other piece of gear is going to get knocked down the hole. What's amazing is how often the items are retrieved from the icy depths. Consider this latest example: Bruce Mosher of Beltrami, Minn., along with fishing buddies Tom Rongen of Fertile, Minn., and Barry Rongen of Dent, Minn., were set up on Lake Winnipeg on Monday afternoon, the Rongen brothers in one portable shelter and Mosher fishing nearby. Tom Rongen had just gotten done measuring and taking photos of a 27-inch walleye he'd caught and stepped into M
Q. Are snowy owls common around the Forks area? I've only seen three in my life, and two of those were last week alone. A. Snowy owls aren't uncommon around Grand Forks in the winter, although some winters are better than others.
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 • Today: Final day of 50th annual Red River Valley Sportsmen's Show, Fargodome. Seminar speakers include Dave Csanda from "Lindner's Angling Edge" and walleye pro Ted Takasaki. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12, with children 5 and younger admitted free of charge. Info: fargosportshow.com. • Today: Family Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m., Larimore (N.D.) Dam Recreation Area.
A Grand Forks man has been named to the 2015 All-American Junior Gold trapshooting second team for 18- to 23-year-old shooters. According to the Amateur Trapshooting Association, Patrick Bosh, 23, of Grand Forks was selected based on his scores at the 11-day Grand American tournament last August in Sparta, Ill.
ON LAKE WINNIPEG, Man. -- On a day when the lake sometimes called "Big Windy" was living up to its blowhard reputation, the adverse conditions we'd battled to get here Tuesday morning quickly were forgotten when the big red blip appeared on the depth finder screen. So what if the Canadian weather forecast, which called for northwest winds gusting to 60 kilometers per hour -- 30 mph for us four Americans -- was right, for a change?