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.
A couple weeks ago, I arose well before sunrise and loaded a kayak into the bed of truck. After securing the little boat, and stowing camera gear and water in the truck, I headed for vast Swan lake.
Several years ago, on a near-perfect October day, yellow lab, Luna and I were striding through knee-high CRP grasses seeking rooster pheasants.
In the world of wildlife, water is essential for life. So, it’s no wonder I spend as much time as possible sitting inside my camouflaged kayak, silently prowling the Mankato area’s many waterways.
While he expects it to be a little cold on the water Saturday for the annual Minnesota fishing opener, the fishing should warm you up, said Craig Soupir, area fisheries supervisor at Waterville.
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