Joe's Jottings by Joe Albert

Waiting out whitetails, part 2

A recent firearms deer hunt in northwest Minnesota proves the grass isn’t always greener beneath another stand

Waiting out whitetails

Location is everything when you’re hunting deer, but it can pay off to be willing to change spots.

Calf abandonment and Minnesota high school clay target shooters

Mother moose abandoning their calves in northeastern Minnesota remains an issue as biologists try to determine what’s causing the population decline; and high school clay target shooters compete in the championship and state tournament of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League.

About This Blog

Joe Albert is an outdoor journalist and author who has covered fishing, hunting and conservation since the early 2000s. He worked as a writer and editor at Outdoor News from 2004 to 2016, and ventured off on his own in April 2016. He contributes regularly to Outdoor News and other publications, including He’s also the author of the game warden Tony Leach series of crime novels, which are set in northern Minnesota. His books are available at, where he also blogs regularly. Joe and his wife live with their two children in Bloomington, Minn.

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