Fish Story

    I heard a good fish story this morning from an older gentleman I was visiting with. Many of us, while playing a fish, have had a hungry northern pike come up and slash at the fish or even grab onto it. This story had that common element, but with a twist.     The man…
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Youth Shooting Event

    The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the United Northern Sportsmen’s Club have a good event for young hunters and would-be young hunters coming up Aug. 23. It’s a Youth Activities Day aimed at exposing kids to the handling and shooting of firearms and bows as well as some wildlife information. It’s free and will be…
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Yes, There Were Bugs

A friend of mine responded to my last post asking how the insect life was in Quetico. It was healthy. We had a couple of warm, humid days on the trail, and the mosquitoes were pretty thick on the portages. None of us used headnets or bug jackets. We just sprayed on a bit of…
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Quiet Out There

    Just back from four good days in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park, north of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness out of Ely. Lovely, quiet country up there. Four of us poked up through Basswood Lake to Agnes, Trant, Kahshahpiwi, Shade and back to Basswood. For two days, we saw nobody else. It’s almost hard to…
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Gearing Up

    Four of us are heading for the canoe country soon. Old friends, long-time paddlers, we’ve done this for so long that it comes together almost without effort. A couple of phone calls. A couple of follow-up e-mails. Next thing you know, we’ll be at someone’s house at 6 in the morning, tossing the old Duluth…
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