WriteOutdoors by Ron Hustvedt, Jr.

PETA and the actual threats to hunting

Anti-hunters come in all shapes, sizes and political mindsets so don’t be quick to pigeon hole the anti-hunting movement or else you’ll miss half of those who would put an end to it one way or another. Yeah, that’s right.…

A trip down the storied history of the Gunflint Trail

Cross it off the list of “Places I drive by that I’d like to visit,” but keep it on the list of “Not enough time to do it justice: Must return soon.” Located at the end of the Gunflint Trail,…

Some ‘bullheaded’ comments about fishing

Fishing with my kids over the opening weekend of fishing was one of the biggest joys I’ll ever experience in my life. My 4-year-old son caught his first fish from cast to setting the hook to reeling it all the…

Hey Legislature! Leave our opener alone!

Frankly, I just don’t buy it: The concept being proposed by two Legislators to move the Minnesota fishing opener back a week because of the early spring. Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook and Rep. David Dill of Crane Lake are…

The “magic” of outdoors television

No matter how many times we hear it, some people just don’t seem to be able to accept the concept of, “Don’t believe everything you see on television.” That’s true with everything you see on television, particularly commercials and outdoors…

Capturing underwater memories this ice fishing season

On a recent ice fishing outing after a major cold front, the fish were nice enough to stop their hot bite and give this angler an opportunity to play around with two underwater cameras. The cameras I was using included…

Women in the outdoors – and on the cover

Has anybody else noticed that several national magazines in the outdoors-magazine section feature women on the cover this month?  I was at my favorite bookstore yesterday and noticed this on at least two well-known hunting publications. I decided to do…

A 2,250-Mile Journey Begins with the Stroke of a Paddle

Blakeley, Minn. - Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren are paddling to become the first women to traverse the 2,250 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in an effort to inspire other young women to explore the outdoors and raise money…

Take a ride fishing in a kayak

Fish in Minnesota can grow pretty big but the vast majority of them lack the size and strength to pull an average fishing boat any significant distance. It's really too bad. Some of the best fishing stories involve boats being…

Aim high and cast far – you never know what you might get

Fifteen years ago Rob Drieslein became the Editor in Chief of the Outdoor News, beating out many other qualified candidates. There were a few not-so-qualified candidates in that pool and I was among them.  I was a first-year senior in…

Hold Governor Dayton to his campaigning words

Campaign promises are made to be broken right? It would seem that's a common trend throughout the history of our Republic but that's just a cynical way of seeing the world.  How do you get a politician to honor their…

Paddle the turkey, it's time for spring!

It might be the dead of winter but there are already signs of spring. Oh sure, the first of many outdoors shows is taking place this weekend in St. Paul but that's not what I'm talking about.  I'm referring to…

For Bowhunters, December Goes by in a Flash

"It's been a long December," as the Counting Crows sing in one of my favorite songs. Only thing is, for bowhunters, December seems to go by in a flash.I know that I can't hang up my bow just yet. There's…

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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