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October 24, 2016
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a...
October 24, 2016 - 11:57am
October 21, 2016
KUNTZ: A drive across Wyoming
“Would he say goodbye to it all, except in his head? … A man looking at things for the last time wanted to fix them in his head. He wanted to look separately at every tree and rock and run of water and to say goodbye to each and to tuck the picture of them away so’s they wouldn’t...
October 21, 2016 - 10:18pm
October 14, 2016
Taking in the big knife show
Katrina dropped me off at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo., where the second annual International Custom Cutlery Exposition was being held. Katrina, who has about as much interest in handmade knives as I do in organic chemistry, would spend the afternoon at a science...
October 14, 2016 - 10:32pm
October 11, 2016
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50...
October 11, 2016 - 6:42am
October 10, 2016
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time: Lifelong South Dakota trapper works to ensure the future of his beloved outdoor sport
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50...
October 10, 2016 - 5:20pm
October 7, 2016
PLOTS questions, answers
Not long ago I had a conversation with caller on the current status of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s popular Private Land Open...
October 7, 2016 - 7:12am
Adjusting to a new truck
In mid-August, three days after I eased the new Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel home from the local dealership, I called daughter Katrina and said, “Well, I know how to adjust the mirrors now, and I have figured out how to roll the windows up and down. As for the other hundred buttons, dials,...
October 7, 2016 - 7:08am
Dakota Recreation Report
Jamestown Sun Dakota Recreation Report Oct. 7, 2016 Patricia Stockdill Outdoor Notes: Oct. 8: Pheasant and fall turkey seasons open. Oct. 9: Arrowwood Nat’l. Wildlife Refuge, Pingree, BigSit Birding event, anytime or all of the time from 7:30 a.m. to dark. Contact the refuge, (70)...
October 7, 2016 - 7:05am
Fall’s the time to work weedline
The weedline is an outstanding location to find fish during any season. As soon as the weedline is established, and even before, predator fish will be there looking for something to eat. There will be fish along the weedline all summer, and lots of anglers like to drill holes in the...
October 7, 2016 - 7:03am
September 30, 2016
Reflections on Alvin Biesen
If you Google Alvin Biesen you will find nothing. And if you questioned 50 hunters under the age of 40 to tell you everything they know about Alvin Biesen, chances are not one of them would know anything. Yet Al Biesen of Spokane, Washington was for decades known as the dean of rifle...
September 30, 2016 - 7:22am
Pheasants might be harder to find
North Dakota’s pheasant season is just around the corner, but before we take a look at the prospects for hunters on opening day, let’s glance in the rear view mirror for a recent historical recap. Last year, about 85,000 resident and nonresident hunters bagged about 590,000 roosters....
September 30, 2016 - 7:21am
Want big fish? Use big bait
Autumn has arrived in the Midwest. In a couple of weeks the countryside will be alive in color and lots of outdoor enthusiasts will have departed the lakes for treestands in search of deer or the fields looking for pheasants or geese or ducks. Nothing wrong with that: Hunting is a...
September 30, 2016 - 7:19am
Dak Rec Report
Jamestown Sun Dakota Recreation Report Sept. 30, 2016 Patricia StockdillOutdoor Notes: Beware of potential blue-green algae in wetlands and lakes. Watch for proper crane identification with endangered whooping cranes now migrating and they could fly with sandhill cranes. Remaining...
September 30, 2016 - 7:18am
September 26, 2016
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we put a couple of shotgun experts—the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting...
September 26, 2016 - 3:33pm
September 23, 2016
Dakota Recreation Report
Beware of potential blue-green algae in wetlands and lakes. Watch for proper crane identification with endangered whooping cranes now migrating and they could fl y with sandhill cranes. Sept. 24: Resident waterfowl and woodcock seasons open. Sept. 24: Bismarck Gun Show, Bismarck Event...
September 23, 2016 - 6:13am