Looking from the standpoint of a wildlife photographer, the current wave of warm weather does not aid getting images of bald eagles.
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.
With meteorological spring underway and astronomical spring just a few weeks away, the days are lengthening, daylight savings has begun and ice cover on Minnesota’s lakes is starting the receding process.
Wildlife violators are relatively few, despite sensational social media headlines. I try not to spend too much time cruising social media feeds; days or even weeks can go by where I don’t scroll through any internet gossip or news.
There are just some goods in the outdoor world that are timeless classics, equipment that never goes out of style and offers supreme utility.
One of the best aspects of being a bowhunting addict is that the long season allows archers to spend a ton of time perched in high tree stands or awaiting game in ground blinds.
The winter of 2019 came to a close, and I had a conversation with a friend of mine and trusted “wrench” about my aging snow machine.
My longtime bowhunting partner, Paul Ziegler, and I just returned from our annual wild hog hunting trip in southern Oklahoma. Compared to recent hog hunts, this one featured almost idyllic weather — from misty, warm days to bright sunny ones that pushed the temperature well over 70 degrees.
Doris Elayne Ronne, 93, formerly of Lake Crystal, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Waters Edge in Mankato. Private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is in charge of arrangements. Doris Elayne was born on May 9, 1927 in Lake Cryst…
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