During a time of social distancing, checking out backyard streams plus the Mississippi River Trail and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
Fishing is boring. Hunting is boring. Sitting around trolling, or jigging, or casting, waiting for a fish to bite isn’t always exciting. Waiting for a deer to walk by takes so long. We worked so hard to get the decoys set just right and our calls are perfectly tuned but the ducks aren’t approaching when we hoped. I’m bored. Chances…
Hustvedt and his 11-year-old son Ronny in their blind during October’s Youth Hunt on public land near Brainerd, Minn. In the latest print edition of the Outdoor News, two letter writers rang in with their opinions regarding the recent youth deer hunting season. I’ll commend both writers for entering their words into the public forum, but let’s dive a little…
The art of coaching a miss could determine whether a new hunter continues with the sport or tries something entirely different.
An episode will be created and broadcast live during the first weekend of Game Fair, Aug. 9-11, in the Eukanuba seminar tent at the center of the event in Ramsey.
Visit to a pay-to-fish facility in Texas on Father’s Day boosts the author’s appreciation for the lakes and rivers that citizens in the northern United States can fish for free.
Father-son team brings in a healthy multi-species bag at popular Minnesota Adult & Teen Fishing Challenge charity event.
A Minnesota DNR expert shows how to master six essential knots for fishing, boating, hunting, and camping.
Shed hunting, turkey scouting, foraging, birding, stream trout fishing, late ice fishing… reasons abound to enjoy Minnesota’s great outdoors in late winter/early spring.
Eight crazy (and not-so-crazy) ways to recruit, retain and reactivate Minnesota’s hunters and anglers.
Minnesota conservationists creep forward, but should we be satisfied with incremental change? Echoes of a call to action suggest more is needed.
Chasing monster northern pike across the Twin Cities metro area produces prime New Year’s hard-water action.
Since the contest’s inception in 1934, only one stamp prominently has featured a canine, and the author believes it’s time to give our hunting companions their due credit once again.
Minnesota’s archery deer hunting season opens on Saturday, Sept. 15, and you can bet a young person will be joining the author afield.
A Minnesota-based writer and educator and family tackle the eastern Great Lakes, and the charter scene produces a variety of gamefish including walleyes and salmon.
YouTube angling video producers like Nick Calcara’s 618 Fishing have inspired the author’s family to tackle the “Big Bait Challenge.
Minnesota’s new northern pike regulations are easy to follow and should improve Minnesota fisheries across multiple species.
A quick link provides information on remaining ice conditions, and in the meantime, plan your open-water walleye strategy.
From the Great Lakes to the Gunflint Trail to metro muskies, plan now for Minnesota and regional summer angling opportunities.
The Legislature should learn from Wisconsin’s mistakes, then enact policy changes this spring accommodating younger Gopher State rifle and slug hunters.
Firearms safety and autumn small game success mark another chapter in the development of the author’s son as a hunter.
After a day of paddling and portaging, blueberry season in a north country wilderness delivers a tasty treat for kids and adults alike.
Each of the three children fought and boated a fish to take home for a fish dinner; none of the dads were too upset for not boating fish of their own.
A family emergency prevented the author from speaking at a recent “Night with the Fishing Pros” fundraiser, but he shares his comments with Outdoornews.com.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
Lake of the Woods businesses expect steady hard-water angling for walleyes and other fish species through March 2017, maybe beyond.