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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Carter Mosher, a student at Fertile-Beltrami High School, water skis in a ditch near Beltrami, Minn., on Sunday night during/after the storm that hit that area.
Rylie Heisler and her family have endured their share of rough water since the East Grand Forks 19-year-old was diagnosed in October with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Next week, though, any rough water the family encounters will be aboard a deluxe, 44-foot houseboat—complete with hot tub and water slide—cruising Crane Lake and Voyageurs National Park in northeast Minnesota, courtesy of Voyagaire Houseboats and the Minnesota Outdoor Adventure Foundation.
Walleye released 25-inch minimum • 30 inches—Bruce Smith, Athens, Ala., Oak Lake, Ont. • 29½ inches — Don Dubuque, Grand Forks, Oak Lake, Ont. • 29 inches—Kyle Krein, Devils Lake, Devils Lake. • 28 inches—Marlene Sauve, Red Lake Falls, Minn., Lake of the Woods (Buffalo Bay, Man.). • 25 inches—Duane Renisch, Valley City, N.D., Devils Lake. Northern pike released 32-inch minimum • 38 inches—Connor Cleven, 10, Thief River Falls, Lake of the Woods.
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. Events
I'm not a shoe geek, but the Terrain Ultra Lyte hiking boots from the SoftScience Co., just might be the most comfortable footwear I've ever worn. They weigh next to nothing, yet the support they provide is as close as I'll probably get to walking on air. With grayish-black canvas tops and cushiony soles, the boots look great, and at $79.99, the price is equally attractive. The Terrain boots are available in black (which actually is more of a dark gray), khaki and "digi camo" canvas and also in "black crackle PU," a material that looks more like leather.
PULLOUT (USE WITH VIDEO ICON FROM THE HERALD LIBRARY) To see videos of Kevin Jeffrey talking about fishing from a cataraft and going for a swim to land a largemouth bass, go to gfherald.com. HAYES LAKE STATE PARK, Minn.—Kevin Jeffrey wanted the fish, and he wanted it bad, but there was only one way he was going to extract the largemouth bass from the submerged tangle of brush. It was time to swim with the fishes.
DNR begins work on deer plan The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started working on a new statewide deer management plan, a project that will unfold in several phases with opportunities for citizen input. In a news release, the DNR said goals for the plan "include setting a statewide harvest objective, describing the DNR's responsibilities and activities related to deer management, addressing regional variations in deer habitat and populations, and guiding the agency's management of deer into the future."
Lake of the Woods
In this video, Kevin Jeffrey of Grand Forks swims with the fishes to land a largemouth bass tangled in the brush.
Shadae Quient of Warren, Minn., caught and released this catfish May 21 while fishing the Red River near Oslo, Minn. She didn't weigh or measure the fish, but reliable sources...