Brian Peterson

New York Outdoor News staffers win awards

Paula and Steve Piatt of New York Outdoor News were among the big winners recently in the New York State Outdoor Writers Association contest. Paula Piatt finished first in the newspaper feature division with her piece on turkey trapping and tagging that appeared in the April 15 issue of New York Outdoor News. The publication dominated the newspaper feature division,…

National Wildlife Refuge Week: Finding refuge across the Great Lakes

Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan is holding its Youth in the Outdoors day on Oct. 7 as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Penny Gordon)Events surrounding National Wildlife Refuge Week will have a distinct Great Lakes region flavor. National Wildlife Refuge Week, this year observed October 8-14, celebrates the National Wildlife Refuge System, the nation’s…

Where fall colors, leaf-chasers converge

A previous fall near the entry to Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, which is currently experiencing peak fall colors. (Photo by Brian Peterson)There is always something happening, it seems, at Itasca State Park. Not such things as a bad time to visit the granddaddy of all Minnesota state parks. Summer is prime time, of course, with events packed into…

Great Lakes youth archers, U.S. continue success at worlds

A trio of archers from the Great Lakes region led the U.S. compound cadet women’s and men’s teams into the finals in the World Archery Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina. The compound cadet women, led by Breanna Theodore, of Hibbing, Minn., and Sachiko Keane, of Staten Island, N.Y., earned a 215-212 quarterfinal victory over Australia and 217-204 semifinal win over India…

Great Lakes youth archers find early success at world championships

Archers from the Great Lakes region made their mark early in the World Archery Youth Championships. More than 500 of the world’s top youth archers from 65 countries are competing in the week-long championships, being held in Rosario, Argentina. Standing out for the U.S. in qualifying was the compound cadet women’s team, which has won every world title since the team…

Minnesota brothers bag pair of huge Yukon moose

Jason Seanger (right) with the large moose he shot in the Yukon recently. Also pictured are his brother, Eric Seanger (left), and the lead guide on the trip, Scott Mahon. It’s still all a bit surreal for Jason Seanger. First, he didn’t get an opportunity to shoot a moose until well into the last day of a recent hunt of…

Cass Lake hosts Cabela’s walleye tour’s world championship

Whether bass or walleyes, Minnesota will be the center of the professional fishing world this week. While the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship returns to smallmouth bass haven Lake Mille Lacs in and around Onamia, Minn., Sept. 14-17, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2017 World Championship is Sept. 14-16 on Cass Lake near Cass Lake, Minn. Unlike the AOY…

Minnesota fishing icon Ted Capra dies

He was a member of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and founder of Capra’s Sporting Goods and other fishing-related entities as well as an accomplished tournament angler.