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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Isaac Telle of East Grand Forks, who just turned 13 (notice the birthday cupcakes at left), shows off some of blueberries he helped pick with his parents, Scott and Linda...
Logan Hedlund, 11, of Roseau, Minn., caught and released this 26-inch walleye July 30 on Lake o the Woods. "He had that smile on his face all day," writes his...
Q. I know hundreds of catfish have been tagged in recent years in the Red River and that several cats tagged in Manitoba have been caught in Grand Forks and points even farther upstream. A few weeks ago, I read a story about radio-transmitters being implanted in about 90 Manitoba catfish. Have any of those fish been reported in the U.S.? A. To date, no radioed fish have been reported in the U.S., but that could be a function of the technology.
MALETTE LAKE, Ont.—If Wolfgang Puck had been on last week's fly-in fishing trip to northwestern Ontario, he might have gotten a hip check from Peter Howard along with a request to stay out of the kitchen. When the camp chef is a fisherman and hockey buff—with hockey hair, to boot—who takes boxing lessons, even a renowned chef with Puck as a last name would be wise to step aside. Especially when Howard's sidekick, the 6-foot, 4-inch Jason Laumb, strolls into the kitchen with a plate of fish fresh from the outside fryer.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced its deer season frameworks this week, and hunters in some permit areas can expect bag limits that are more liberal than they have been the past couple of years. That's definitely the case in northwest Minnesota, where several additional permit areas this year will be Hunter Choice, meaning hunters can shoot either a buck or a doe with their license. Many of those same permit areas last year offered a limited number of antlerless permits, which were available by lottery only.
NESTOR FALLS, Ont.—Jason Laumb knew he had a big fish at the end of his line, but he didn't know quite how big until the form rose up from the depths about a foot below the surface of the water next to the boat. Picture a log with fins, a massive head and razor sharp teeth, and you'll get the idea. This was a northern pike. No, make that a big northern pike—a real duck eater.
To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fishing • Today: Weigh-in and awards ceremony for Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament, 4 p.m., LaFave Park below Cabela's in East Grand Forks.
Antlerless tags remain after N.D. deer lottery North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the Game and Fish Department's website, gf.nd.gov. More than 1,600 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the first lottery can apply for remaining licenses. The first lottery application process—deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner—had more than 102,000 applicants, and more than 51,000 were unsuccessful.
Jack Yem, Grand Forks, caught this 43-inch northern pike July 26 on Devils Lake while fishing with a 5-foot featherweight rod and 4-pound test line. He was using a crawler...
Adam Crary of Grand Forks caught this 33-inch catfish Thursday night, July 28, on the Red River while fishing with local catfish guide Brad Durick.