Devils Lake, Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake — the three biggest American lakes in the region — all are on track to provide good fishing again this winter.RELATED CONTENT
Q. Recently, I saw a blog post you wrote about donating deer hides. Is there any place in the area where a person can take a hide and have it made into gloves or clothing? Or are there any outdoor classes in the area where a person can learn? A. I checked with Jim Benson of Sportsmans Taxidermy Studio in East Grand Forks, Minn. and he referred me to Century Leather Products in Owatonna, Minn.
A stand against drones: North Dakota one of several states prohibiting unmanned aircraft for hunting
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Debate over the potential uses and abuses of unmanned aircraft for hunting is heating up around the country, but North Dakota game officials have already put the matter to rest. A ban on using unmanned aircraft, referred to as drones in the wording, was included this year and last in several North Dakota Game and Fish Department season opener proclamations. Under state law, anyone operating a car, snowmobile or aircraft cannot intentionally kill, chase or harass game. The proclamations go on to add it is “illegal to use aircraft for spotting game 72 hours prior to and during the hunting season.”
MEDORA, N.D. -- One by one, the birds were taken from their kennel-like containers. Their sharp talons were snared in an effort to protect the handlers. Staff from the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck and Theodore Roosevelt National Park released two red-tailed hawks and a golden eagle Wednesday at the park's South Unit.
AKELEY, Minn. -- Antlers, long prized by hunters as a signature trophy of the hunt, are seeing uses that would seem incomprehensible to hunters of days gone by.RELATED CONTENT
November muskie excursion on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods pays dividends after miles of trolling
MORSON, Ontario. — We’d trolled the equivalent of 10,000 casts with only a couple of missed strikes and a full plate of tasty Lake of the Woods scenery to show for our efforts.RELATED CONTENT
COTTON, Minn. — Minnesota’s firearms deer opener came whooshing in brisk and breezy Saturday morning. Daylight found Bob Essler of Sauk Center, Minn., in his enclosed deer stand several feet off the ground near Cotton. Even in the sturdy stand, the wind was a factor. “This thing is rockin’,” said Essler, 76. “First time it’s ever done that.”RELATED CONTENT
ELY, Minn. — Shortly after sunrise on a misty October morning, the maroon pickup rolled west out of Ely. It was Day Five of Nick Larson and Garrett Mikrut’s “Ruffed Grouse Road Trip.”RELATED CONTENT
From March to October, Hermantown paddler traveled the wilderness Gary Fiedler had dreamed about a canoe trip like this for a long time. He had a taste of it in 2009, when he made a six-week trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park.
HALLOCK, Minn. -- A northwest Minnesota landowner and proponent of increasing Kittson County’s elk herd is at odds with the Department of Natural Resources over not being reimbursed for hay purchased last winter to keep the elk from farmers’ forage supplies. Dr. Roland Larter of Hallock, Minn., said he and two other landowners spent $5,010 last winter to buy alfalfa hay bales on land in Caribou Township of northeastern Kittson County, on the assurance from a DNR official that they would be reimbursed.