On the first day of March I found a sure sign of spring on a south-facing ridge high above Lake Superior. Cautiously skiing on my Alaskan snowshoes as I made my way down a steep slope, I came upon a spot of bare ground scarcely larger than my hand.
I looked at the dried up leaves and dirt on the ground
Anglers should be careful attention to the progress of a bill proposing to close state fish hatcheries by 2012 and buy fish for stocking from private suppliers. The bill also proposes closing state nurseries by 2014 and buying seedlings from private nurseries. The lead author of the bill is Rep. Denny
Going about my business in the backyard, I was suddenly surrounded by deer. About a dozen in number, they were all around the yard, though the sunflower seeds scattered beneath the birdfeeders were their likely destination. The deer were intently watching me, but they didn’t appear wary or afraid.
North Shore visitors may think of Silver Bay as a “drive through” community, but a recent conference shed light on the many outdoor activities available there. Three of Minnesota’s most popular state parks—Gooseberry, Split Rock and Tettegouche—are within a stone’s throw of Silver Bay.
Some people like to get away from it all for a weekend. Brian and Dayna Gallagher are there all of the time. After living on the Gunflint Trail and spending a few years in Alaska, the couple moved to the North Shore woods north of Hovland and started building a dog team.
“We drove back
“We are leaving for another world,” remarked Captain Gary Lange as we slid away from the marina dock and headed down the mighty Nipigon River for Lake Superior.
Four of us were aboard the 47-foot trawler, Anica Lee—Lange, his friends Karlo Kaustinen and