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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'I Can Camp!' event set for Lake Bemidji State Park Want to try camping but don't quite know where to begin? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering a two-night "I Can Camp!" program from 2 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at Lake Bemidji State Park. The programs, led by experienced instructors from Conservation Corps Minnesota, cover basic camping and outdoor skills, including how to set up a tent, how to build a campfire and camp cooking. All camping equipment is provided, including tents, air mattresses and cook stoves.
A draft plan that will guide elk management in northwest Minnesota for at least the next five years is undergoing revisions at Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St.
Q. Where do zebra mussels come from? What kind of solutions are scientists and wildlife officials exploring to remove zebra mussels from waters that they infest? A. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, zebra mussels are native to eastern Europe and western Russia and hitched a ride to the Great Lakes in the ballast water of ships.
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. Fishing • Aug. 15: 10th Annual Thief River Falls Lions Fishing Tournament, Thief and Red Lake rivers. Entry fee, $30; 12 and younger, $10; boat pass, $5. More than $17,000 in raffle and tournament prizes. Info/registration: www.trflions.org . • Aug. 15: Red River Valley Catfish Club end of the year tournament, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River, Grand Forks.
Once again this fall, youth hunters on both sides of the Red River won't lack for opportunities to go afield. Minnesota and North Dakota both are offering a variety of hunts catering to young or first-time hunters in an effort to get them involved in the tradition for the long haul. Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in St.
Malala, the Grand Forks peregrine falcon chick that was taken on Tuesday to the Raptor Center in St. Paul after being found unable to fly, doesn't appear to have anything seriously wrong with her. Tim Driscoll, the Grand Forks raptor expert who on Tuesday drove Malala to Alexandria, Minn., to meet a volunteer who took the bird to the Raptor Center, said he received word Thursday that Raptor Center staff couldn't find anything wrong with the bird. "They did not diagnose anything wrong, not even a bruised wing, which is better than I thought," Driscoll said.
Devils Lake The dog days of summer are here, but the walleye action on Devils Lake remains fantastic, Mark Bry of Bry's Guide Service reports. Catches have included a mixed bag of little fish, eater fish and some dandy larger fish, he said. Bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with live bait or soft plastics have caught a lot of fish in the 12- to 25-foot depths, Bry said. Colors can vary from day to day, but pink, purple, silver and gold all have done very well, he said.
One of the four peregrine chicks hatched this spring atop the UND water tower was on Tuesday taken to the Raptor Center in St.
Here's the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for Aug. 3: District 1 - Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored ATV activity throughout...
Dan Hicks of Fargo released this 30½-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods.