The Essence Of The Outdoors

    As outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune, part of my job is to recognize the success of people in our region. So, we regularly publish photos of hunters with big bucks and anglers with big fish. Our stories often highlight people who have been successful in the field and on the water.    …
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Needing To Be In The Woods

    I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get out in the woods — really out in the woods — I start to get a little itchy. I don’t mean cross-country skiing on groomed trails, as good as that is. I’ve done plenty of that this winter. I don’t mean snowmobiling down…
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Tough Winter?

    It’s been several years since those of us up north have experienced a "severe winter." We have to look back to 1995-96 and 1996-97, when snowfall totals and below-zero temperatures combined to cause extensive die-offs within the deer population. With easier winters and conservative management, the deer population bounced back quickly. And with…
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The Big Meltdown

    The January thaw is upon us, a chance to take a midwinter breather and scale all the extra snow off the driveway. I’d actually prefer if the temperature never rose above 32 all winter. The world stays a little whiter and a bit less sloppy, but I’ve learned to go with the flow…
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Down The Hill

     One of the joys of going to work in Duluth is getting a glimpse of Lake Superior. That’s especially true in the winter, when the morning drive often coincides with the sunrise. This morning was one of those days that makes you want to stop and go sit by the lake for about…
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