Re-entry

My wife and I were returning to Duluth on Sunday after dropping off our son for his first year of college. We returned the same way most of us do from downstate, on I-35, coming in over Thompson Hill. We arrived about 7 p.m. on a beautiful late-August afternoon. The sun was slanting low from…
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Grouse Outlook

A friend who spends a lot of time in rural northwestern Wisconsin talking to contractors said they report seeing a fair number of ruffed grouse along the roads this summer. My friend thinks that might bode well for the upcoming grouse season. I haven’t heard much yet from Minnesota, but I noted the following entry…
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A New Antlerless Deer Season

      A new early antlerless deer season will be held in a few permit areas north of Duluth and along the North Shore this fall. Here’s the story we published in the News Tribune on Thursday describing that season and the reasons behind it:      For the first time, a two-day early-season antlerless deer hunt…
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Parenthood, Loon-style

We saw this adult loon and two chicks swimming together on Agnes Lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park on Aug. 3. A week later, on a second trip, we came upon the same two chicks, but they were swimming and feeding far from the two adults. It must have been time for them to begin…
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A Hint Of Fall

     About this time in August, the nights begin to cool down, offering a hint of what’s to come. Two of us were camped on Sunday Lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park on Saturday night, and we awoke to a fog-enshrouded lake. As it burned off, I took a few photos. They reminded me of…
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