Balmy November Weather Isn’t In The Cards For Outdoors Enthusiasts This Year

I spent the Sunday of last year’s Minnesota firearms deer season opener in a boat on the Rainy River fishing walleyes. The fish were biting, and the day was gorgeous, with a high temperature that flirted with 70 degrees. The next weekend, I was in a boat fishing with a Canadian friend on the Manitoba…
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Saw-Whet Owl Banding, Deer Hunting Events On Tap

A couple of outdoors-related items are on tap in the next couple of days that would be worth checking out. Here’s a closer look. Owl banding Friday night First up, Grand Forks raptor expert Tim Driscoll and Erika Kolbow of Turtle River State Park are hosting a public saw-whet owl banding event from 8 to…
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A Few Outdoors Nuggets As The Weekend Approaches

A few odds and ends as the weekend approaches. … Gray wolf legislation advances in U.S. House The weekly newsletter from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., included  an update on HR424, the Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017, which would return wolf management to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Here’s the update as…
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Take It From A Dad Who Knows, Local Rivers Provide Great Fall Family Fishing Opportunities

Many outdoors enthusiasts shift from fishing to hunting in the fall, but those who don’t hang up their tackle often experience some of the best fishing of the season. Dan Konickson of Red Lake Falls, Minn., shared some photos of his daughter, Adley, 5, and son Max, 9, fishing the Red Lake River. The kids…
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Fun Day On Lake Of The Woods With Curt Quesnell Of NCOR Guide Service; Fisherman’s Boat Swamped In August Near Garden Island Now Back On Shore At Long Point

I spent an enjoyable day Monday on Lake of the Woods with Curt Quesnell, a longtime Thief River Falls radio personality who retired last year and started a guide service, Curt’s NCOR Guide Service, this spring after getting his Coast Guard license. Quesnell now lives near Long Point north of Williams, Minn., and bases his…
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