Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
GARRISON, Minn.—We're barely into our first drift on this breezy Saturday morning, and Scott Jensen is into a walleye. A good one, too, by the looks of it. For his two fishing partners, both University of North Dakota hockey fans, it's tough to take when a fisherman wearing a blinding-yellow Minnesota Gophers hoodie hooks into the first fish of the day. At least he's replaced his Gophers hat from the previous evening with a Minnesota Twins cap. "Don't lose that fish," one of his buddies blurts, in keeping with fishing trip tradition; or words to that effect.
ALEXANDER, N.D. — For the first time since the late 1800s, a wolverine has been confirmed in North Dakota. Stephanie Tucker, game management section leader and furbearer biologist for the...
Turtle River State Park, N.D. – Larry Hagen started his career at Turtle River State Park in 1978 as a seasonal park ranger and spent parts of the next five years at the park.
BAUDETTE, Minn. – Heather Brosdahl and her husband, Brian, spent Easter Sunday fishing sturgeon on the Rainy River. Better to be on the water thinking about God—an angler's creed, of sorts—than being in church thinking about fishing.
GRAND FORKS – Karleigh Gause wasn't happy. She hadn't shot well with her air rifle during a January shooting match in Minot, and she had missed qualifying for the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she competed the previous year.
Grand Forks By pure coincidence, two separate research projects to capture and fit cow elk with GPS collars in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are scheduled to begin this week. Manitoba is involved with both efforts because the province shares elk herds with each state. The Minnesota study has been in the works since funding became available in June, but Bill Jensen, big game biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck, said the timing of the two studies wasn't a coordinated effort.
Devils Lake, N.D. - Even with all of the gear and gadgets – not to mention a crew of anglers with decades of experience between them – it’s Mother Nature...
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Even with all of the gear and gadgets – not to mention a crew of anglers with decades of experience between them – it's Mother Nature who calls the shots when it comes to winter fishing on Devils Lake and adjacent bodies of water.
GRAND FORKS – Guy Useldinger could fill a book with the stories he accumulated as a snowmobile racer during a 30-year career that 15 years ago this month earned him a place in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis.
Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minn. - Let’s get one thing straight here right off the bat about this early January fishing excursion: We had picked the coldest day of a mostly wimpy winter to try our luck for rainbow trout and brook trout on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The temperature last Saturday morning flirted with 20 below zero, and the brisk northwest wind made it feel even colder. No matter, that. We’d be fishing in the heated comfort of portable shelters, and the trout in these small reservation lakes have a habit of biting regardless of the conditions.