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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Changing Seasons

Barely a dusting of snow covers the ground here in Grand Forks, but winter seems to have arrived in full force just a couple of hours away. I made a trek to the getaway in northwest Minnesota over the weekend and was surprised at the amount of snow I encountered. There seems to be a…
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Sharptails Provide Winter Photo Opps

The cold weather that has descended with a vengeance the past few days has wildlife scrambling to consume enough calories to keep warm. That can present some great opportunities for wildlife watchers. Gary and Phyllis Lund of rural Roseau, Minn., have sent me several photos the past couple of days of sharp-tailed grouse in their…
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What A Difference A Year Makes

The temperature hovered near 0 degrees Tuesday morning, and I couldn’t help but think back on what I’d been doing a year to the day earlier. On March 26, 2012, two friends and I launched my boat at the Wheeler’s Point access near the mouth of the Rainy River to fish walleyes in Four-Mile Bay,…
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