• Jan. 13 — Opening of lake trout and stream trout seasons in lakes outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
• March 31 — Brule River steelhead opener.
• May 5 — Wisconsin general fishing opener.
• May 12 — Minnesota general fishing opener.
"To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things."
— JOHN HAINES, poet and author of "The Stars, the Snow, the Fire" and other works
DO IT: See the year out
Build a fire tonight if your situation allows it. Invite a few friends. Say goodbye to the old year. Make some plans for the new one. But mainly, look into the fire and give thanks to those who came before and taught you to build fires.