Candlelight Ski Event Promises To Be A Real Hoot

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association is hosting a “Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl” event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, 17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, Minn. The timing of the event coincides with a full moon, and organizers are hoping for good snow conditions,…
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Another Week, Another Story Of A Buck Entangled With The Head And Antlers Of A Long-Dead Rival

So what’s with all the incidents of bucks entangled by the antlers in recent weeks? I’ve written two different stories in the past month about rutting bucks in northeast North Dakota dragging around the severed heads of mating rivals after their antlers became entangled. The most striking example occurred this week, when Jake Cosley of…
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Early Ice Fishing Reports Across The Region Are Spotty, But Better Days Are On The Horizon

You could almost watch the ice forming in real time the past few days with the drastic arrival of winter and the onset of cold temperatures. For ice fishing enthusiasts, the arctic blast came none too soon. Slowly but surely, ice fishing is getting underway on lakes across the region. Upper Red, as is typical, is…
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A Weekend Snowmobile Adventure

It’s almost difficult to comprehend, given the lack of snow in the Grand Forks area that has brought snowmobiling and other winter recreation to a screeching halt, but some very good snow conditions remain just a couple of hours to the northeast. A friend and I found that out for ourselves over the weekend when…
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Ice Fishing Finally Getting Started On Lake Of The Woods

Finally. In a single word, that probably sums up the mindset of resort owners along the south shore of Lake of the Woods, who are starting their winter fishing season. Finally. I messaged with Gary Moeller of Ballard’s Resort this morning, and he said resort crews are pulling houses onto the ice and getting them…
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