Whether you’re a bird watcher taking in the migration, deer hunter doing some pre-season scouting, or forager of any kind, you’re probably eager to get into the wilds in fall.
Summer stream trout fishing in Minnesota’s driftless region is one way to pass the time when you are waiting on outboard motor parts to ship to your door.
I attached my first trail camera to a red pine that held my tree stand a dozen years ago, excited to see what deer were making their way through the family property and that I might see later when the hunting season opened.
Thanks to hours of scouting, ideal weather and plain old luck, the fall of 2020 gifted me with the finest waterfowling I’d seen in decades.
My pal Paul resides on a hobby farm that, among other things, provides a heap of open pasture space to train my dogs, shoot our hunting bows at 3-dimensional targets set-up against a wooded backdrop, and view myriad wildlife.
If you are an avid waterfowler or upland bird hunter, our continuing drought will have drastic impact on hunting success this fall.
Anyone who cruises social media sites has been bombarded with unending ad streams, most of which seem to be miracle weight loss schemes, promising fast fat loss while the target client noshes on anything they like.
If living on the edge of wilderness and helping people explore the outdoors sounds like fun, a career as an outfitter might be just the job for you.
Sometimes, you do not have to travel far in order to witness wildlife behaviors when some critters abound just outside your front door.
Twenty years and three Labrador retrievers ago, I was perched in a dense stand of cattails, awaiting the first flights of ducks to wing over the decoys.
Through 10 years as a father, and I’m counting in utero toward my service record, I still have no idea how my kids are going to turn out.
For dyed-in-the-wool waterfowlers, the fall bird migrations bring hope for game bags stretched full of colorful, varying duck species.
Last weekend’s lake trout opener found me sitting in the company of my wife’s uncles on Saganaga Lake, set up in 40 feet of water and hoping to spy a mark on the humming dial of my SONAR flasher.
Christmas eve, 2012, I was sitting 15 feet above a forest floor, bow in hand, waiting for whitetail deer to follow the well-used trail that wound its way only 10 yards from my stand.
Scant weeks ago, the Minnesota waterfowling season seemed to be at an early end due to plummeting temperatures locking up most open water with ice. Not that long ago, I found myself at a prairie pothole, long-handled hammer in hand, breaking ice to entice passing ducks to alight in favorable…
Last December while in Tennessee on a duck hunting trip, I bought my wife a five-liter bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, partly for the immense novelty of size, partly because she loves wine and sharing with our friends.
Yesterday’s firearms deer opener couldn’t get here fast enough for legions of hunters across the state. Eight months of a rollercoaster pandemic coupled with a drawn out and ugly election was reason for many men and women to need an escape to the woods. Minnesota hunters and anglers have tur…
There are few events in hunting that match the exhilaration of watching a thick-necked, rutting whitetail buck ghost out of dark timber and approach your deer stand.
In another slight to our battered psyches, Mother Nature pulled the plug on fall early last week, sending the barometer plunging and unleashing the first snowfall of the year.
Jonny Petrowske wakes up each morning nestled between Upper Red Lake, Pine Island State Forest, Big iBog Recreational Area and the Rainy River.
77, of rural Nicollet(New Sweden)passed away on Saturday, 9/18/2021. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00p.m. on Wednesday, 9/22/21 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Memorial service will be 11a.m., Thursday, 9/23/21 at Norseland Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior.
ARLIS EVELYN WALLACE, 91, formerly of Waterville, died June 10, 2020 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca. Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Waterville Evangelical United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will b…
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