“I don’t understand why folks look for shed antlers,” said a friend during a recent telephone conversation. “Do you look for antlers?”
“Yes,” was my reply.
My friend spends lots of time outdoors with his two yellow Labs. Most of his daily hikes take place in a populated area where there
Last week, a fed-up Minnesota lawmaker made the news when she announced on the House floor that it was time for her colleagues to break up their card game in the “Retiring Room” and get to work. Her blunt statement was so revealing of the way our legislators “work” that it made national news.
The dead of winter is a time for scheming and dreaming. In the midst of snow and subzero temperatures, I hatched a plan. Wouldn’t it be great, come April, to load up the dogs and a fishing rod, then head out to the Dakotas to see what I might find? This wouldn’t be a fishing trip per se, just
The snow was a day old and so, it appeared, were the tracks of the lone wolf. I saw them near the truck and then crossed them again on a high ridge back in the woods. It was travelling as wolves often do: walking with purpose and covering ground. I wondered how far it had gone since it passed this
After attending a public meeting in Duluth earlier this month regarding the Minnesota DNR’s new deer management plan, some folks came away concerned about the future of deer hunting in northeastern Minnesota. Specifically, they worry the DNR will aggressively manage the herd in order to keep deer
While ice out came early in southern Minnesota, up here in the North Woods, it’s still full-on winter. After a warm storm dumped rain and stirred Lake Superior into a wave crashing rage, an abrupt cold snap reminded us that winter was still here. Nighttime temperatures fell below zero and hovered