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The author (right) and Andrew Thill, both of Fargo, move in to investigate a shared point by their wirehairs, Asic and Remy. Photo by Erin Shoberg.
Open Season: Subtle start to dog training
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
A pile of feathers is evidence of a successful dog, as judges and the handler move on down the field during the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association Red River Valley chapter's spring test this weekend at Stiklestad Lodge near Fort Ransom. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
True dog days of summer
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Erin Shoberg, of Fargo, smiles as her dog, Remy, investigates her walleye caught recently on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: Wind, waves, walleyes sure signs of spring
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
The author's dog, Remy, cautiously examines a catfish caught on a recent morning of fishing on the Red River near Fargo. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: Follow the catfish food chain
May 16, 2012 - 8:26am
March 14, 2012
Making corned venison is a rather simple process, and the resulting Reubens are the perfect mode of gastronomical transportation. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: Reuben venison sandwiches a culinary conglomerate
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Photo courtesy of Delta Waterfowl.
Open Season: Snow geese sure signs of spring
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Ice houses can be seen behind huge hunks of ice that jut forth from a pressure ridge on Red Lake in Minnesota. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: Good fish come to those who work
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
January 11, 2012
Sometimes when the harvest has exceeded expectations, hunters can experiment a bit more freely in the kitchen. This Mongolian venison was an experiment for the author that turned out even better than anticipated. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
A venison feast from the far east
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 28, 2011
The author's dog overlooks a cliff as he watches hunters work a draw near Dickinson, N.D. for pheasants. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
The good, the badlands, and the ugly dogs
December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Andrew Thill poses with his dog, Asic, as the author's dog, Remy sits in front of a hard day's worth of pheasants and sharptails. While upland bird numbers took a  hit this year, opportunities abound in North Dakota for individuals willing to look. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: A lot to be thankful for in North Dakota outdoors
December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Deer carcases hang in the author's garage, awaiting to be butchered after a successful North Dakota deer opener in early November. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: While meat may be meat, venison is not just venison
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
October 19, 2011
The first grouse bagged of the trip came as a surprise, bursting from behind the hunters, but it made the mistake of flying straight down the trail for an easy shot. Submitted by Erin Shoberg
Open Season: Tough to beat a Minnesota ruffed grouse hunt
October 19, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Hunters (from left) Paul Drechsel, Jay Drechsel, David Drechsel and Kevin Drechsel converse after a morning of hunting during North Dakota's resident waterfowl opener Sept. 24-25. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: North Dakota waterfowl opener as advertised
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
September 21, 2011
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Survival 101: A compass is useless if left in the truck
September 21, 2011 - 12:00am
September 7, 2011
Remy, the author's German wirehaired pointer, wears a protective cone to keep him from licking an incision caused by a recent surgery to remove pieces of a tube sock from his stomach and intestine. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Some very inopportune dog owner heartbreak
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
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