Darrin Severance kept a close eye on his depth-finder as he eased his big Ranger through the channel of the St. Louis River. He was navigating a shallow stretch at the upstream end of Spirit Lake. The sonar device told him he had just 2.3 feet of water beneath his boat.RELATED CONTENT
After Wisconsin’s inaugural season of wolf hunting and trapping last fall, the state’s wolf population has declined only slightly.RELATED CONTENT
After the inaugural season of wolf hunting and trapping last fall in Wisconsin, the state’s wolf population has declined only slightly.
Bill Hansen, who with his wife, Cindy, owns Sawbill Canoe Outfitters at the end of the road north of Tofte, Minn., experienced what he called “the sighting of a lifetime” Saturday evening.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota’s fishing opener is looming Saturday, and nearly all lakes from Duluth to the Canadian border were still locked in ice. Opening weekend provides a much-needed jolt of income for all kinds of businesses across the Northland.RELATED CONTENT
Anglers who fish Minnesota waters spent $2.4 billion in 2011, according to survey data released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The amount includes direct spending for both resident and nonresident anglers, according to a Department of Natural Resources news release.
As a deer hunter himself, Al Cambronne of Solon Springs is fascinated by deer. But he found himself taking a broader look at whitetails in America.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: Now comes word, from no less than the New York Times, that drug-testing has come to ice-fishing Let’s idle our jigging rods just long enough to ponder a few things. Mainly, how in the world could performance-enhancing drugs improve your ice fishing? More animated jigging action? Better control of your power auger?RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: I see the two dark forms up ahead, perhaps a half-mile down Round Lake off the Gunflint Trail. They are stationary, like two old anglers hunched over fishing holes on the ice. But that would be an odd place to see a couple of ice anglers, I think.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: Two of us were driving down Homestead Road near Duluth last Saturday when we saw several cars pulled off the road. Warmly dressed people with binoculars and spotting scopes were lined up, facing west.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: Imagine. No more moose in Minnesota. That possibility seems much more plausible after news on Wednesday that the state’s moose population had dropped an unprecedented 35 percent in one year.RELATED CONTENT
Sam Cook column: When you arrive at your fishing shack on Lake of the Woods, seven miles out from Wheelers Point, you cannot help standing there a moment and just gawking.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: One moment, she had been sitting in her office at work, staring at her computer screen, bathed in weak fluorescent light. The walls were institutional gray, which is what her countenance had been when I stopped by.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: Things begin to change at 20 below. Little things.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: It was the best kind of memorial service, full of tears and laughter and stories. Tragic as the reason for the occasion was, it allowed those of us who had lost a friend to experience the full range of emotions we needed to feel.RELATED CONTENT
When Michael Furtman goes out to photograph wildlife, he usually doesn’t pack an overnight bag. The Duluth nature writer and photographer has taken most of his wildlife photos right in the city.RELATED CONTENT