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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Apply now to hunt elk in Minnesota Hunters have until June 17 to apply for one of seven elk licenses the Department of Natural Resources is offering this year in northwest Minnesota. "The number of hunting licenses available is influenced by the state's elk management plan," Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader, said in a news release. "Our elk management programs aim to benefit our elk herds and their habitat while also minimizing conflicts with landowners."
About 70 third-graders from J. Nelson Kelly Elementary School in Grand Forks got a chance to test the waters of Ryan Pond in Grand Forks on Friday afternoon and fish for sunfish and rainbow trout as part of an event hosted by Cabela's.
Terry Luehring of Devils Lake caught this 22-pound catfish May 15 on the Red River. The catfish had a tag showing it had been tagged last August below the St...
Austin Luehring of Devils Lake released this 23-pound catfish May 15 on the Red River while fishing with Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick.
Harold Randall of Grand Forks caught this 18-pound channel catfish May 14 on the Red River while fishing with Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick. The catfish had a tag...
The 11th annual international Endangered Species Day is Friday, and special events and programs are on tap across the country to recognize efforts to conserve and protect America's most imperiled species.
Q. I like fishing bass, and I was wondering if you could steer me toward any good bass lakes or rivers within a couple hours' drive from Grand Forks. A. If you're talking white bass, all of the lakes in the Devils Lake Basin offer excellent fishing. If it's largemouth or smallmouth bass you're after, several options can be found within 150 miles.
The southeast wind that had built intensity throughout the day didn't exactly inspire confidence in Tyler Brasel's outlook for catching crappies on this Monday afternoon in early May. The wind had several miles to pick up steam and pound Brasel's crappie spot on the north shore of Upper Red Lake. Too much wind, Brasel says, and crappie fishing on the big lake suffers.
To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148; (800) 477-6572, ext. 1148; or by email at email@example.com . Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Banquets • Saturday: Red River Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever gun raffle, 8 p.m., East Grand Forks Eagles Club; 175 guns will be raffled off. Info: Brian Nelson, (218) 230-4364. Events
North Dakota generally is not considered good country for white egrets. Nevertheless, on a drive across the state last week, I saw two species of half a dozen that occur on the continent. These were the great egret and the snowy egret. Our area has a fairly long but not very consistent association with these birds. Both species are more typical of the southeastern United States, and both are far more common there. They are associated especially with the great marshes and bayous, including Florida's Everglades and coastal Texas and Louisiana.