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Brad Dokken

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Brad Dokken graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1984. He joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1988. Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics. Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

Using its “Canoemobile,” Wilderness Inquiry is bringing six, 10-passenger “North Canoes,” which will be at Zavoral Park in East Grand Forks from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at LaFave Park in Thief River Falls.
Hunters 12 and older need to have passed a certified hunter education course or obtain an apprentice hunter validation, which allows a person to hunt small game for one license year without completing hunter education.
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Tony and Kathy Mommsen pedaled and paddled through Grand Forks in early September 2021 on the first leg of their adventure.
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“Nobody has done it solo that I’m aware of – male or female,” Eklund said. “So I’m the first one. And as far as kayaks go, I don’t think anybody’s done it in a kayak.”
To get an event in the Outdoors Calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's July brood count survey tallied a 36% increase in duck broods from last year, an estimate 5% higher than the 1965-2021 average.
Water levels are up, but a wet spring hampered duck, goose production
Do you have a fishing or hunting photo you'd like to share? Send your photos to bdokken@gfherald.com.
To get an event in the Outdoors Calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
Set up along a muddy riverbank in south Grand Forks, Caden Erickson was hoping to catch a catfish, when he got a bite about 8:30 p.m., shortly before dark.