Ron Hustvedt

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Say goodbye to this rite of spring: burn barrels

Even commonly combustible items like cardboard, paper plates, plastic utensils, newsprint and cardboard release toxins when you burn them in the ditch or “out back.”

April 2015
Winter scouting for autumn deer hunting success

Winter scouting for autumn deer hunting success

No better time than the present for finding sheds and deciphering the habits of whitetails, including trophy bucks, than the waning days of late winter.

March 2015

Wrapping up hunting seasons and looking ahead to 2015 casting and blasting out-of-doors

And don’t forget campers and anglers, the application period for a 2015 Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness entry point permit opens this week.

January 2015
Deep thinking: Modern hard-water fishing vs. old-school ice angling

Deep thinking: Modern hard-water fishing vs. old-school ice angling

The author suggests a primitive ice fishing tournament circuit with all hand-made equipment and tools… just don’t expect him to participate.

December 2014
Hunting artifacts: Photos, brass casings, and deer licenses

Hunting artifacts: Photos, brass casings, and deer licenses

Yesterday’s ordinary deer or upland bird hunt will be tomorrow’s extraordinary memory. Make it last!

November 2014
Hate elections? Consider the easy life in a dictatorship

Hate elections? Consider the easy life in a dictatorship

Even fun, recreational outdoor issues demand citizen engagement, responsibility, and action

October 2014
The great Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas debate

The great Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas debate

Public lands: Let's trust hunters and trappers to ethical access state SNAs

June 2014
BWCAW camper and family vows: “We shall return.”

BWCAW camper and family vows: “We shall return.”

Learning from generals Washington and MacArthur, then letting common sense prevail outdoors so you can camp another day

June 2014
Making Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend more than an annual event

Making Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend more than an annual event

Recipe for youth angling success: Find water, chuck a lure into it, retrieve, and see what happens. Repeat as needed. Keep it fun.

June 2014
A look back at the excellent 2014 Governor's Fishing Opener on Gull Lake

A look back at the excellent 2014 Governor's Fishing Opener on Gull Lake

Angling skills expand in walleye hunt, but essence of opener – family and fun – stays the same.

May 2014