Is it possible that westerners are wimps? You know, those rough and tumble types who wade roaring rivers to fly-fish for trout and run all over the mountains chasing elk? I’m beginning to wonder if they are as tough as they appear. Why? Because they fear black flies.
In the past year, I’ve had
A recent column about the continuing northward expansion of Minnesota’s wild turkeys prompted a few emails from folks who wanted to share their thoughts on the topic. As may be expected, some folks are fine with seeing wild turkeys arrive in northern Minnesota while others are concerned how this
Confound the Minnesota Legislature! Among its list of accomplishments in the recently ended session, mostly pushed through the State House sausage grinder under the cover of darkness, was the approval of “blaze pink” as a legal alternative to blaze orange for hunting clothing. So, as all camo-conscious
We have a morning routine. Before leaving for work, I give the dogs a treat and then take them out for a short walk to do their business. We walk down the gravel road to the bridge, about 250 yards from my house, then come back. The dogs take a big drink from the county ditch, thoroughly water the
A testament to the wonderful place where we live is that no matter how often you go fishing, you can always find new waters to explore. It’s always exciting to do so, because you can never be sure of what you may find. Sometimes you discover a hotspot to add to your fishing repertoire. Other times
Rumors that the Minnesota DNR is secretly stocking wild turkeys along Lake Superior’s North Shore are not true. I verified that with DNR assistant wildlife manager Dave Ingebrigtsen in Grand Marais last week. Yet Ingebrigtsen, nor anyone else, can explain the rash of wild turkey sightings that have