Improving your land for wildlife and water quality produces immediate environmental benefits plus better hunting and fishing this fall.
WriteOutdoors by Ron Hustvedt, Jr.
Take the kids to the library and find some classic outdoor literature, tackle and technique writing, or humor stories.
Each year, Outdoor News readers see a juggernaut of an article that Ron Hustvedt writes about big game hunts in the western United States.
Ample in number, Twin Cities whitetails have benefitted from an outdated iron curtain of discharge rules and zoning laws for too long.
Bring foodie and locavore cooking techniques to your duck and goose hunting trips for more productive days afield.
Wear lifejackets and be deliberate in your paddling and fishing approach, and the navigation of a summer river (or the BWCAW) need not be intimidating, even for a dad and the kids.
How walleye and bass fishermen respond to unstable weather and cold fronts defines our angling abilities more than any other factor.
Whether it’s bass, walleyes, pike, or perch… in any weather at any age, angling can bond parents and kids, friends and mere acquaintances, or even perfect strangers.
From Kabetogama in border country to traditional, inland, structure-filled forage smorgasbords, modern pike, bass, and walleye anglers have a multitude of early May angling options.
In a two-part blog, the author pitches runner-up angling ideas for walleyes, pike, and crappies come May 9.
Even commonly combustible items like cardboard, paper plates, plastic utensils, newsprint and cardboard release toxins when you burn them in the ditch or “out back.”
No better time than the present for finding sheds and deciphering the habits of whitetails, including trophy bucks, than the waning days of late winter.
And don’t forget campers and anglers, the application period for a 2015 Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness entry point permit opens this week.
The author suggests a primitive ice fishing tournament circuit with all hand-made equipment and tools… just don’t expect him to participate.
Yesterday’s ordinary deer or upland bird hunt will be tomorrow’s extraordinary memory. Make it last!
Even fun, recreational outdoor issues demand citizen engagement, responsibility, and action
Public lands: Let's trust hunters and trappers to ethical access state SNAs
Learning from generals Washington and MacArthur, then letting common sense prevail outdoors so you can camp another day
Recipe for youth angling success: Find water, chuck a lure into it, retrieve, and see what happens. Repeat as needed. Keep it fun.
Angling skills expand in walleye hunt, but essence of opener – family and fun – stays the same.
Damaged equipment during an epic ice fishing snowmobile ride to the far-reaching walleye, sauger, and perch grounds of Lake of the Woods
A young hunter needs to borrow some waterfowling decoys for the Sept. 1 goose opener, and the author obliges
Visit to in-laws becomes fun fishing trip with Mr. Bluegill
Lake of the Woods provides incredible late-ice action during a cold March.
While transitioning from ice-fishing to open water, watch for deals on hard-water angling equipment.
About this blog
Ron Hustvedt is an outdoor writer, photographer and videographer from Minneapolis, MN who considers himself an avid angler and hunter. He especially enjoys being outdoors with his family whether camping, hiking, fishing, hunting or canoeing. Hustvedt has been an outdoor writer for more than 20 years and a middle school teacher for almost as long. Visit his website at www.WriteOutdoors.com or follow him on Twitter.
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