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Message to Outdoor News readers regarding U.S. Postal Service delays

Outdoor News early this week received many phone calls from readers across the state who had not yet received their most recent edition of the newspaper. This is the result of COVID-related personnel shortages and distribution backlogs at the U.S. Postal Service in the Twin Cities, which the agency has highlighted on its website. Please know that Outdoor News regrets the delay to readers,…

The next generation of outdoor writers

Every other fall semester, SUNY Plattsburgh English lecturer Jack Downs teaches an outdoor writing class. I have been speaking to these classes as a professional member of the outdoor media since 2012. Prior to joining the Outdoor News team, I was a freelance writer, and was published regularly in Plattsburgh’s Press-Republican. I’m also a SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni, and love taking…

Great spring project for kids: Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge [video]

Since 1989, the Wood Duck Challenge has been an Outdoor News institution that encourages youth under the age of 18 to construct and install a wood duck nesting box. For access to complete plans and instructions, check out this video. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos, Wood…

Thieving dolphins and mellow manatees: Open-water action off Florida’s Gulf Coast [video]

Tim Lesmeister finds that many of the same technological tools that freshwater anglers employ – like underwater cameras – improve his fishing success near Tampa Bay, Fla. Categories: Blog Content, Fishing, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Tim Lesmeister, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Fishing, Outdoor News, Tim Lesmeister

Outdoor News video: ice fishing with set lines

There are many different ways to catch fish when going out ice fishing. Outdoor News’ Jason Revermann shares his favorite technique ice fishing while using set lines rather than other ways when you’re jumping from hole to hole. Categories: Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos,…

Rebelling against stimulation, and going gadget-free in 2020

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…

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,…