Tim Spielman

Wanted: Outdoor Leaders Award nominations

Last year, Rob Drieslein, left, managing editor and president at Outdoor News, presented representatives of the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club with the 2018 Outdoor Leaders Award at Game Fair.Some of the greatest folks I’ve met in recent years have been members of the groups that have earned the Outdoor News Outdoor Leaders Award. We’re now looking for our…

In Minnesota, penalty proposal reignites anti-buffer sentiment

St. Paul — A proposal from the state Board of Water and Soil Resources to fine landowners for noncompliance with buffer requirements near public waters drew a harsh reaction last week, leading to a House hearing  April 12 during which mostly farmers expressed their anger with a plan they called “excessive,” among other things. But before they’d even taken the…

Minnesota legislative session under way, with Outdoor Heritage bill on the table

St. Paul — Minnesota legislators were greeted by slick roads and a rally at the Capitol for greater gun control as the session kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 20. Insiders say the session will focus largely on bonding this session, including a big chunk for the state DNR – $130 million for natural resources asset preservation. Policy issues probably won’t get…

Anxious anglers still waiting on ice to cooperate across much of Minnesota

Baudette, Minn. — Minnesotans longing to be on the ice with rod and reel in hand haven’t received, thus far, the cooperation of the weather as they’d hoped. As of earlier this week, it was primarily the far-northern parts of the state that had ice with some semblance of consistency. In much of the southern half – at least –…

Minnesota hunter takes rare buck with three main beams [photo]

Hinckley, Minn. — Doug Champagne had done some mowing for the crew at St. Croix State Park in east-central Minnesota earlier this year, and, he said, he took note of its potential as a producer of deer. So, he applied for the special firearms deer hunt that occurred there Nov 16-19, and was rewarded with not only a nice-sized buck,…