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Dragonfly program and survey set for Friday night and Saturday at Norris Camp
Dragonflies and spaghetti are on the menu if the road takes you to Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area, this weekend. Gretchen Mehmel, manager of Red Lake WMA, sent me a fl...
6/13/13 at 11:09 AM Conservation groups praise Senate farm bill 6/11/13 at 9:51 AM
Hunting, wildlife groups weigh in against universal background checks 4/5/13 at 10:45 AM
Catfishing in Fargo-Moorhead
Last summer I had the privilege of going on a catfishing exhibition with Jason Mitchel for his show Jason Mitchell Outdoors. Although the filming took place last summer the show will be aired this Sun...
2/20/13 at 5:00 PM
Sometimes we come across sights that get us to stop and appreciate what we are looking at. We call these eye candy. Then there are views that stop our movement, yet take us someplace new. Alan Taylor...
12/4/12 at 8:32 AM Lottery Scratch-offs Part 2: Stating the Obvious 9/12/12 at 10:52 AM
Unless you live in a cave, you're likely well aware that, although it's only early autumn, Old Man Winter has already reared his ugly head for the first time here in the Red River Valley. If the ...
10/4/12 at 9:15 PM
When worlds collide: human, critter and virus
Two of the more intriguing health stories this past summer didn't involve rogue sharks, swine flu or any of the other usual suspects. The stars of this particular show were the hantavirus and the West...
9/26/12 at 9:47 AM
I can’t wait to get on the road again
I cant tell you how many miles Ive driven in the course of the last two weeks, but with trips to the Minnesota State Fair and Clay County Fair, coupled with jaunts to the farm and a backroads drive th...
9/10/12 at 7:19 PM Frogs, feathers and ticks, oh my! 3/19/12 at 5:21 PM
An evening adventure 9/26/11 at 1:33 PM
2012 watchable wildlife photo contest
The deadline for submitting photos to the North Dakota Game and Fish Departments annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Sept. 30. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well ...
7/6/12 at 2:30 PM don't touch 6/1/10 at 7:41 AM
spring watchable wildlife opportunities in ND 3/24/10 at 11:33 AM
Say it ain't so Denny!
I have a big question for Denny Walaker, Mayor of Fargo, today. The question: Is what Bruce Brovold is sayingtoday in his letter to the editorin The Forumtrue? Is the City of Fargo turning its head wh...
6/18/12 at 10:43 AM
Getting Wild in the City!
Fridays are hectic days in my office, but last week turned interesting when a hen turkey decided to take a walk right in front of my office windows. Believe me when I say I was surprised! What has...
4/3/12 at 5:30 AM
Anyone spotting some wildlife?
There were three Canada geese just outside my door this morning. One of them was a breeding pair with six goslings. They stood guard over their young and watching me closely as I got out my camera for...
5/18/11 at 4:36 PM Reader photos: How to taunt a deer hunter 12/10/10 at 10:30 AM
Cashing in on wildlife
Arguments on both sides of this issue can be made with equally passionate reasoning. It comes down to a simple question: Who "owns"the wild creatures which fly, swim, or walk among us? I only ask thi...
4/2/11 at 6:15 AM A few moments with Chuck 3/30/11 at 6:00 AM
When birdshot just won't do 2/19/10 at 6:10 AM
St. Paul man captures long buck fight on video
Fellow outdoors writer Chris Niskanen at the St. Paul Pioneer Press posted some good video of two bucks fighting just days before the Minnesota deer season in the back yard of a St. Paul man. Two vide...
11/10/10 at 11:31 AM Trail camera records mountain lion near Two Harbors 10/26/10 at 1:44 PM
Moose harvest similar to recent years 10/21/10 at 6:18 PM
Wet and wild: Wildlife management areas
LAC QUI PARLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Here on the very western edge of Minnesota, Dave Trauba lives his passion for wildlife and wildlife management day by day, season by season, year by year. Overs...
9/13/10 at 10:50 AM Goats on the lam: Lost critters rescued from 60-foot bridge 9/3/10 at 8:07 AM
Why do we fear bears? 8/9/10 at 3:33 AM
Wildlife photo contest
Game and Fish release: The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is accepting entries until Sept. 30. The contest has categories for nongame and game spec...
7/2/10 at 8:33 AM
Tamarac Wildlife Refuge
We live near the refuge, it is one of my favorite places to escape to. When visiting Detroit Lakes and the Avenue of the Flags it seemed like a great way to meander on toward home. Madison wanted to ...
6/1/10 at 5:59 AM Hunting With My Camera 5/12/09 at 5:44 AM