Brad Dokken is a reporter and editor of the Herald's Sunday Northland Outdoors pages. 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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To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at email@example.com . Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. N.D. Game and Fish Advisory Board The North Dakota Game and Fish Department hosts these meetings twice a year in each of the state's eight advisory board districts. Department personnel will be on hand to discuss hunting and fishing issues and answer questions. Remaining meetings are set for:
Officials from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department got an earful this week in Grand Forks from hunters frustrated with not being able to draw a deer gun tag in recent years. Some hunters said they've now gone more than five years without drawing a gun season tag. About 65 people, mostly middle-age and older men, filled the Red River Archers' indoor range Tuesday night for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's District 4 fall Advisory Board meeting. Game and Fish is mandated to hold the meetings twice a year in each of the state's eight Advisory Board districts.
With his trademark red beard, contagious enthusiasm and gift for gab, Brian Brosdahl is one of the most recognized, sought-after personalities in the ice fishing industry. "Bro," as he's known to all, is a frequent seminar speaker, fishing guide and product promoter at ice shows, sports shows and promotional events throughout the Ice Belt, including the St. Paul Ice Show, which began Friday, Dec. 1, and winds down today at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
Dr. Kayla Odegard, Grand Forks, shot this moose with a bow Sept. 14 while hunting between Rock Lake and Sarles, N.D. According to her dad, Dr. Rick Odegard, she drew one of the once-in-a-lifetime tags the first time she applied.
Raccoons displaying odd behavior symptomatic of distemper have been reported by homeowners near Larimore, N.D., and while nothing has been confirmed, the reports are a good reminder for people to make sure their dogs and other pets are vaccinated, experts say. Distemper—or canine distemper, as it's officially known—is a viral-borne illness similar to rabies.
Amanda Marsh, 14, Grand Forks, shot her first buck Sunday, Nov. 12, north of Grand Forks while hunting with her father, Jason. She is an eighth-grader at Schroeder Middle School.
PULASKI TOWNSHIP, N.D.—Things are hopping on this crisp Friday November afternoon as members of the Duray and Kasprick hunting clan get together to mark a seasonal rite of work and pleasure. It's sausage-making time, and this 24-by-24-foot heated shop east of Warsaw, N.D.—an area rich in Polish heritage and tradition—is absolutely bustling with activity.
Walleye and sauger populations continue to thrive in Lake of the Woods, based on results from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' annual September survey. That came as no surprise, said Tom Heinrich, large lake specialist for the DNR's area fisheries office in Baudette, Minn. "Remarkable typicality," is how he described the results. "There's absolutely nothing that was unexpected," Heinrich said.
To get an event in the Outdoors 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. N.D. Game and Fish Advisory Board The North Dakota Game and Fish Department hosts these meetings twice a year in each of the state's eight advisory board districts. Department personnel will be on hand to discuss hunting and fishing issues and answer questions.
While North Dakota's 2017 deer gun season is winding down, it still generates a fair amount of questions and conversation. The November issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine covered a few of the topics that I've heard about in the past few weeks. First off, this year's deer hunting season did open later than what a lot of people think is normal. The traditional deer opener has been the Friday before Nov. 11 for more than three decades years. That means the range for the opener, based on this rotating standardized approach, is Nov.4 through Nov. 10.