SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99¢/month

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues. Contact him at emorken@echopress.com or by phone at 320-763-1229.

Supplemental feeding of deer, even in northern states like Minnesota, is almost never necessary and often does more harm than good, DNR big game program leader Barb Keller said. Whitetails, one of the most adaptable wildlife species in the country, survive harsh winter conditions by slowing their metabolism, foraging on natural browse and leaning on the fat reserves they stored up through the fall.
I have bowhunted the late season every year for about 16 years now in Minnesota, and finding areas that have had limited pressure this time of year is rule No. 1 for me if I can find it.
Friday's Class AA title game came down to an overturned 2-point conversion call after replay.
The Knights got a defensive score on a safety late in the third quarter when Hunter Norby stopped a Maple River run play in the end zone. That proved to be the winning points as WCA-Ashby won 8-7 over the Eagles to advance to the Class AA state championship game next Friday.
How everything came together on a 2021 buck in North Dakota on Nov. 2.
Growth rates show interest, but there’s work to be done.
October is one of the best times of the year to target big fish of almost all species.
Switching to a heavier total arrow weight tipped with a 200-grain single bevel broadhead has led to better arrow penetration and overall performance than the author has ever had after years of hunting with lighter setups.
The Cardinals made strides in many areas, but the Spuds got a special teams and defensive touchdown in addition to a big night on the ground from Jamal Dixon on the way to a 37-31 win.
Alexandria's Drake Herd unofficially wraps up the Angler of the Year honor as the most consistent pro on tour this season as he sits in sixth place going into Friday's championship finale.