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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
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Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
March 24, 2010
Fiscal fishing: Pouring sinkers both easy, economical
Besides dealing with the occasional flood, living in the Red River Valley has its perks. For starters, the fertile waters of the north-bound...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Open Season: With spring on its way, time to switch gears
As winter gradually relinquishes its clammy hold, hunters and fishermen are experiencing 'tween time: that seemingly expansive nether-region until spring. My outdoors OCD kicked into high gear last week with the stretch of above-freezing temperatures. What to do: Go ice fishing...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 24, 2010
Open Season: Even if 'the fish are a bonus,' it still is a ton of fun to try
"The fish are a bonus." My dad's famous line; uttered in a slow, melodic way like an algebra teacher explaining the Pythagorean Theorem. Count on hearing it the moment a disgruntled fisherman grumbles about the day's catch - or lack thereof. "Catching isn't important," he continues,...
February 24, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Open Season: It's good to have priorities in check, especially for sportsmen
"Obsessive" is a word I hear often in my presence. "Driven" would be another, and "passionate," too. But I think the best word to sum up my outdoors enthusiasm is "compulsive." My wife, Erin, once asked me something a true sportsman should never have to answer: "If you had to...
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Open Season: A wild imagination, frozen lake lead to memorable time ice fishing
Peering into the muddled, turquoise abyss below, it's hard not to let one's imagination run free. Who really knows what scaled monstrosities cruise the depths? Especially when bait - this time, an impaled fathead minnow - fervently pulses against its unwilling bondage. The sun...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 30, 2009
When it comes to '09 highlights, record catfish steals the spotlight
Looking back on 2009, you have to sift through a lot of outdoors stories to find the best one. For example, the big-game baiting debate grabbed...
December 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Coyote hunting a preemptive measure to hinder cabin fever
"There's one right there!" my friend Jeff Tschetter yelled as he slammed on the brakes and we skidded to a halt. The seat belt across my lap...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Don't call it quits just yet; hunting opportunities abound in N.D.
Where has the fall gone? The local news recently reported that the first major snow storm of the winter was about to wreak havoc on the Valley....
December 2, 2009 - 9:14am
November 19, 2009
When in the woods, patience in priceless
The doe froze, legs slightly splayed after coming to an abrupt halt not 15 yards to my right. Dry oak leaves scuttled past, carried by a light west wind. She stared at me. I stared back. Neither of us daring to make the first move. "Just take a step," I thought, scrunching...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
Plan ahead to make deer opener more enjoyable
My friends call me "boy scout." My wife, Erin, actually coined the term, but it quickly caught on between hunting buddies. This mainly happened because, even though I've never donned a merit badge-adorned sash, I take pride in careful preparation, especially before going afield...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
What's all the fuss about pheasants?
I have a confession: I'm not the biggest fan of pheasants. There, I said it. All you North Dakotans out there please don't hate me. If you would be so kind as to not slash my tires after reading this column, I would appreciate it. In all honesty, pheasants and the subsequent pursuit...
October 22, 2009 - 7:35am
October 8, 2009
Even without the Wonder Dog, tradition must continue
The beauty of a tradition is in its consistency, but even in the most deep-rooted custom you are bound to find discrepancies. For example,...
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am