One Last Trip

    I’ve always believed that pushing the fringes of the seasons can lead to some memorable experiences. Frequent e-mail correspondents Tom and Carol Heinrich of Hayward checked in this week with an account of a canoeing day-trip they made recently to Brule Lake north of Lutsen in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. As usual,…
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The Deer Hunting Landscape

The hunt goes on. Minnesota’s firearms deer hunt has entered its final week. Hunters who want to shoot a deer — or another deer — will have until Sunday (Nov. 18) to do that. Most hunters hunt the first and second weekends of the season, so this is the quiet part of the season. A…
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Wisconsin’s Deer Hunt

As Wisconsin’s gun deer opener approaches (Nov. 17), the big question is always the same: Are the deer rutting? The rut has begun in Wisconsin, as it has in Minnesota. Bucks are moving, chasing does. Does are not necessarily receptive to breeding yet, but that will happen as the rut continues. Greg Kessler, a Department…
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Lots Of Deer Stories

    One of the best things about  being an outdoors writer this time of year is hearing deer stories. Most of the stories I hear involve the hunter getting the buck or the doe. But not all of them do. When deer hunters spend a lot of time in their stands, they see a lot…
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Bad Timing

After an unseasonably warm opening weekend, Minnesota’s deer season is starting to feel right again. Colder weather. A skiff of tracking snow here and there. Unfortunately, I’m out of the field, recovering from surgery on a detached retina. Someone is going to have to shoot my deer for me. I may get out next week…
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