Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

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Eric Morken

Eric Morken is a writer and web editor for Outdoor News who lives in west-central Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. Morken graduated with a journalism degree from Augustana College (now Augustana University) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2007. He has worked in the journalism field ever since, and his outdoor work has been in print and digital publications across the country. When not writing about the outdoors, Morken is an active participant in them. He can be found doing some casual fishing in the summer and chasing turkeys in the spring, but his passion is centered around bowhunting whitetails. It’s a year-round commitment of scouting and hunting different regions of Minnesota and surrounding states on public and shared-private lands every chance he gets. Contact Morken at emorken@outdoornews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EricOutdoorNews or on Instagram @elmorken.

How much technology is too much in outdoor pursuits?

Technology is likely here to stay for good in many situations when it comes to how users are taking part in the outdoors. This is welcomed by some, while others view certain aspects of it going too far as it pertains to things such as fair chase. The recently-held Minnesota DNR Roundtable featured a wide-ranging discussion looking at the pros and cons many see with the tools at our fingertips.

Congress OKs CWD bill with funding for states

The Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act was approved by Congress on Dec. 23, advancing solutions for curbing the spread of the always-fatal wildlife disease.
In related news, results from Minnesota’s CWD management hunt Dec. 16-18 came in over the holiday weekend with three new suspected positives in the southeast, and no new positive cases found yet in permit area 184 near Bemidji.