Outdoor Websights by Rob Drieslein

Time to complete a handgun permit-to-carry class

The author has owned and fired pistols and revolvers for decades, but still found a Minnesota concealed carry class enlightening and an opportunity to reinforce safety rules and skills.

Season of ‘The Raven’

Halloween, angry birds, Edgar Allan Poe… if the author had his way, Minnesota’s state bird might be North America’s largest corvid.

My note to Gary Clancy

Gary Clancy passed away on Wednesday afternoon, July 27. The author wrote this note to him last week when he learned the longtime Outdoor News contributor had entered hospice care.

About This Blog

Rob Drieslein has been a professional newspaper and magazine outdoors scribe in Minnesota since 1992. In 1997, he became editor of Minnesota Outdoor News and was named managing editor of the Outdoor News Publications in 2003. In addition to his editorial duties, Drieslein hosts Outdoor News Radio (syndicated by Learfield Communications), and he’s written for several national and regional magazines including Pheasants Forever, American Rifleman, and Northern Wilds. Living in the Twin Cities, Drieslein and his wife of 20 years, Annette, raise three sons and a daughter, all of whom enjoy canoe camping trips in the Boundary Waters, hiking, recreational shooting, and fishing Minnesota’s lakes and streams.

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