‘Catching Catfish’ Class Set For Feb. 15 At Stanford Center In GF

If the idea of doing battle with a big Red River catfish is sounding pretty good right about now, there’s an opportunity to learn more about catching them next Wednesday night. Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick will be teaching a “Catching Catfish” class from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Stanford Center…
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Eelpout Festival Includes Scotch And Kilt Parade

As an outdoor writer, I’ve gotten invitations to go on hunting and fishing excursions, but I’ll have to say the invite I received this afternoon was a first. The makers of Laphroaig Scotch extended an offer to sample their products Feb. 17-18 during the 33rd Annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake in Walker, Minn.…
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Land Board Withdraws Sensitive Lands From Mineral Lease Auction

The Board of University and State School Lands passed a resolution this morning in Bismarck to withdraw more than 5,300 acres of environmentally sensitive lands in western North Dakota from mineral development, including parcels near Bullion Butte and the Kendley Plateau. The announcement comes as good news to conservation interests, who had worked to have…
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Rydell Refuge Marks 20th Anniversary

Happy birthday, Rydell National Wildlife Refuge! The refuge in Polk County near Erskine, Minn., marks its 20th anniversary this week. Tuesday was the official day, but refuge staff in a news release said events to commemorate the anniversary are planned throughout the year. The Visitor Center will highlight refuge wildlife species each month, and there’ll…
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Delta Waterfowl Offers Tips For Preparing Ducks And Geese

I’ll admit I don’t care for the taste of waterfowl, which is one of the reasons I seldom hunt ducks and geese anymore. A news release from Delta Waterfowl hit my inbox this morning, though, and it describes a recent ice fishing excursion in which Delta president Rob Olson deep-fried four mallards in peanut oil…
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