Back From Vacation … And Paul Vasquez Update

Well, it’s back to the grind after a week’s vacation for the “October trip,” the annual ruffed grouse and relaxation week at the family getaway in northern Minnesota. Besides the opportunity to kick back and spend a few days with friends, two of us managed to land tickets to see the Winnipeg Jets play the…
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DNR Reopens Burned Areas Of Roseau River WMA

The Department of Natural Resources has reopened the portions of the Roseau River Wildlife Management area that were closed during the recent “Juneberry” wildfire in northwest Minnesota. “Even though some of the WMA is black, there are still plenty of good hunting spots available,” said Randy Prachar, manager of Roseau River WMA. “This time of…
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‘DUTV’ To Feature Devils Lake

The Devils Lake area is scheduled to be featured in an episode of Ducks Unlimited’s “DUTV” airing this weekend on the Outdoor Channel. In a news release, DU said the upcoming episode looks at what happens when freelance hunting trips don’t go as planned. The Green Bay, Wis., area also is featured in the segment,…
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N.D. Pheasant Opener Recap

I was out of the office Monday and Tuesday, but I caught up with Stan Kohn, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s go-to guy on pheasants, Wednesday afternoon to see how this past weekend’s pheasant opener went. As predicted, most hunters didn’t encounter the kind of stellar pheasant hunting they’ve come to expect the…
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Big Catches At The Tailrace

If a fishing trip is on your agenda, you could do a lot worse than the Garrison Dam Tailrace on the Missouri River right now. I’ve only fished the Tailrace once, in the late 1980s, but after seeing the reports since late August, it’s high on my places-to-go list. Just in the past week, 11…
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