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Divers find 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during follow-up search

Divers find 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during follow-up search

Effort on Wednesday and Thursday of this week located the aquatic invasive species just outside infestation area near boat landing treated last fall and winter

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Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Why long-shanked and short-shanked jigs tipped with live bait remain a go-to option for every self-respecting north-country walleye fisherman.

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

A fishing formula for walleye and pike opener 2015

Developing an angling plan for the May 9 fishing opener in Minnesota will help place lunkers in the livewell

Pennsylvania Spinner trout fishing primer – Part 1

Fishing spinners is a very effective technique for trout fishing, if used properly.

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Late-season tactics for spring gobblers

Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

Pennsylvania Spinner trout fishing primer – Part 1

Fishing spinners is a very effective technique for trout fishing, if used properly.

Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Pattern your shotgun now, and work ahead to avoid any unnecessary equipment or calling blunders when chasing gobblers

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Archive »Buyer's Guides

Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Naughty or Nice

After a season of hunting and fishing, the outdoor enthusiasts in your life are sure to know what gear needs replacing, upgrading, or retiring

2015 brings more value-priced ATVs, bigger side-by-side UTVs

Manufacturers of traditional ATVs and the increasingly popular side-by-side UTVs are expanding their lineups at both ends of the spectrum.

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Buried to the bend: Any angler who fishes long enough will eventually get hooked

Tale of a minor accident while trout fishing in Pennsylvania.

Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Why long-shanked and short-shanked jigs tipped with live bait remain a go-to option for every self-respecting north-country walleye fisherman.

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

Yard work or fishing? Annual dilemma begins

It’s that time of year when sportsmen and sportswomen have to make a decision on whether to be practical and do spring chores, or to throw caution to the wind and go hunting or fishing.

Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener – Part 2

From Kabetogama in border country to traditional, inland, structure-filled forage smorgasbords, modern pike, bass, and walleye anglers have a multitude of early May angling options.

KISS the fish

Keeping it simple still an effective strategy

Lures and fish - does color really matter?

If you are like me, you probably have every different style of bait under the sun packed away neatly in little bins and containers.

A fishing formula for walleye and pike opener 2015

Developing an angling plan for the May 9 fishing opener in Minnesota will help place lunkers in the livewell

Walleye, pike, and panfish tips from my favorite fishing pros

From live-bait rigging to jigs to slip-bobbers, here are some open water angling tricks from the likes of Gary Roach, Mark Martin, and Bob Propst

Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener

In a two-part blog, the author pitches runner-up angling ideas for walleyes, pike, and crappies come May 9.

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Morel Mushrooms stuffed with a crab and cheese filling.

In the wild mushroom world, morels are king. Prized for their wonderful earthy flavor, they also offer a great excuse to head into the woods in spring.

Fajita Kabobs

Looking for a recipe that makes a tough cut of meat something worth savoring?

Spicy Grilled Hungarian Partridge

With grouse and partridge seasons here, you couldn’t find a better reason to fire up the grill this fall for this simple, yet elegant presentation that uses your fresh birds

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Archive »Travel

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

Planning, preparation make a difference

Writer's treehouse stay doesn't disappoint

House built by Ohio couple near Mohican

Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

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