Minnesota Videos

Governor’s Christmas tree harvested in state forest [video]

Half a million Christmas trees are harvested each holiday season from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees store carbon during their lifespan, and they can be chipped and used for mulch when the season is over, making them an environmentally friendly choice.

Fishing first ice: Red Lake vs. Mille Lacs [video]

Yup, first ice is upon us, and two renowned fisheries will be busy as open water gives way to hard water. Here, Minnesota guide Brad Hawthorne with Angling Buzz talk the early season bite windows on Lake Mille Lacs and Red Lake and offers bonus tips for whackin’ walleye on Mille Lacs. Categories: Ice Fishing Tips, Minnesota Videos, News, Walleye, Walleye Videos…

DNR seeks help in assessing deer exposure to neonicotinoids [video]

The Minnesota DNR is conducting a pilot study to screen hunter-harvested deer for the presence of neonicotinoids, and we need you to send in a spleen sample. Neonicotinoid pesticides are insecticides that are applied through seed treatments, in foliar sprays, applied granularly to pastures and injected into trees. A recent study in South Dakota found that white-tailed deer exposed to…

Participate in ruffed grouse research this fall by testing for West Nile virus

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has asked ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project that the agency is conducting. Hunters simply pick up a kit at their local DNR office, then submit some feather and tissue samples for testing. In this video, Mike Hehner demonstrates how to use the kit and submit the proper sample.

Outdoor News video: How to tell the difference between male, female ruffed grouse

Knowing the difference between a male and female ruffed grouse can be a little tricky to the naked eye. Michael Hehner sits down with Outdoor News and shows a couple of tricks that help him acknowledge the difference between the two birds. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos,…

DNR: How to collect a lymph node sample [video]

If you are not in a mandatory testing area, but would like to test your deer for chronic wasting disease, you can voluntarily submit a sample to the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for a fee. This video shows you how to locate and extract the lymph nodes for that test. Categories: CWD, Hunting, Minnesota Videos, Whitetail Deer, Whitetail…

Mastering the art of rip-jigging for walleyes – from the master [video]

Al Lindner is arguably one of the best anglers alive at ripping jigs and plastics for walleyes. In this video from the folks at Angling Buzz, he explains what you need to know master the art of rip-jigging. Check it out below. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos,…

Angling Buzz: Cracking the fishing rod code [video]

Making sure you’re geared up with the right rod for the presentation can make a huge difference in how you perform on the water. The folks at Angling Buzz share a quick hack that can help less-experienced anglers find the perfect rod (length/power/action) for any technique. Check out the video below for more. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos,…

Angling Buzz: Choosing crankbait colors – day vs. night [video]

When it comes to crankbait colors, the difference between daytime and nighttime selections can be as different as, well, day and night. The folks at Angling Buzz explain. One tip: Be ready to have a plethora of colors on hand. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, News, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania…

Angling Buzz: How long should you fish one spot? [video]

There’s no way around it – our minds spin in circles when the fish aren’t snapping. Are the fish gone? Should I change baits? Do I need to fish slower? Should I change spots? There’s a lot of factors at play, which can make the decision a whole lot tougher. In this video, Joel Nelson and Angling Buzz share a…

Angling Buzz: The great line debate – mono vs. fluoro vs. braid [video]

What’s the best fishing line? Monofilament? Fluorocarbon? Braided line? For beginners, this can be a daunting, confusing subject. Each line type has it’s own unique characteristics – floating/sinking, stretchiness, abrasion resistance, opacity, etc. Yes, there’s a lot to consider, and the folks at Angling Buzz tackle the subject in their most recent video. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos,…

Angling Buzz: Tips and tactics for topwater muskies [video]

Topwater muskie fishing can provide some of the most exciting moments in freshwater fishing. Problem is, most folks don’t understand just how many applications there are for topwater fishing, including finesse situations and when the water is very cold. Check out this video from Angling Buzz that will get your heart racing. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, How To’s, Minnesota Videos, News Tags:…

Lake Nokomis fish struggle in overflow [video]

According to a Twitter post by J.D. Burton, “Large muskies swept out of Lake Nokomis by the floods are now struggling on the running path. They’re too big and the overflow is too shallow for them to get back.” Below, a video by Burton, accompanying the Twitter post, shows the fish churning in the shallow water. Later, officials there reportedly…

Angling Buzz: catching and eating fish – and tackle and gear for the job [video]

As much as we promote catch-and-release, we also love to eat a few fish every now and then. Here’s a quick list of gear that will be helpful in your next “catch and cook,” with items ranging from retractable rulers and fillet knifes to the products required to actually get ’em in the boat. — Angling Buzz Categories: Fishing, Illinois Videos,…

‘That is what fishing is all about’ [video]

When you catch the fish of a lifetime but then your dad instincts kick in … Check out this heartfelt video – here posted by VTRND via ViralHog – of a father helping his young son catch the fish of a lifetime. It’s making the rounds on social media, with Facebook views, likes, shares and comments galore, including this one on…