Author: Northern Wilds



As goes rural America, so goes conservation

A few weeks ago, some information crossed my desk asserting that an inordinate number of people in the Minnesota county where I live participate in the SNAP (food stamp) program. The number was so startlingly high that I decided to track down its validity. In the course of doing so, I learned the Continue Reading...



Autumn in the Marsh

Hunters know that one of the best places to be in autumn is in the marsh.

Why? Because in the fall, marshes provide migration stops for birds, are favorite haunts of predators, and marshes are a hotbed of activity for many other creatures preparing for winter or fleeing ahead of it.

Here Continue Reading...



Late Summer Angling Options

The last lingering days of summer are bitter sweet for the angler in Northwestern Ontario. Shorter days and cooler nights means summer is winding down. The carefree afternoons casting in shorts and t-shirts become an increasingly rare commodity. But late summer is also a really great time to get on Continue Reading...



Photographing the Northern Lights

The dark black skies of winter offer the ideal conditions for photographing the northern lights, so here’s a quick and dirty guide on how to capture the aurora borealis.

Although you can photograph the northern lights with any type of camera that allows manual camera settings, it’s Continue Reading...