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Outdoors and Out of a Funk

By Stacey Kaslon Four months of whiteouts, dark tunnels, and limitless Netflix has infected students across campus with cabin fever—irritability and restlessness from living in a confined indoor area for a prolonged period. Proven by experts—and, yes, the Mythbusters—to be more than a myth, cabin fever can affect anyone. Though eating junk food, binge watching […]

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The Bog in Winter

Story and Photos by Kelsey Jacobson With winter coming to a close, or so some of us hope, the bog has gone through many changes and Susan Olian, Assistant Park Manager, has noticed an unusual warmth in February. Olian led a small group of 2 people out to the bog walk on Saturday, February 20. […]

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Back to the Basics: Winter Walleyes

Story and Photos by Andrew Persson   These days it’s easy to get swept up in the marketing overload that is the fishing industry. There seems to be an endless number of different rod, reel, tackle and bait companies that are constantly bombarding fisherman with the “latest and greatest” item that will drastically improve success […]

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Big Crappies in a Small Town

By Samuel Moore   It is no secret. In Bemidji, Minnesota people are blessed with not only a beautiful place to live, but a phenomenal area to fish.  From big water walleye lakes to small hidden gems with big panfish, Bemidji has a lot to offer a hard water freak. Personally, I am unique in […]

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Wily Winter Coyotes

By Andrew Persson Now that the deer season for rifle hunters has come to an end, many sportsmen will be hitting the hard-water to start putting early season fish on the ice. However, for those who would rather have a gun in their hands than a fishing rod, there is still one great hunting opportunity–coyotes. […]

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Deer Camp

By Andrew Persson There’s a certain chill in the November air that lets Minnesotans know that firearm deer season is just around the corner. Every fall nearly half a million hunters hit the woods in search of the state’s most sought after game animal, and this year it will take place starting November 8. Deer […]

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Leaves of Change

By Calissa Treat Changing leaves, is the number one sign that autumn is here. Besides the fact that the leaves probably want to pack up and head out before layers of snow blanket them, there are other reasons why the leaves change color. There are three types of pigments that are involved with the leaves […]

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Fall Feathers: October Turkey Hunting

Story and Photos by Andrew Persson Fall is an extremely busy time for any hunter, and once the month of October hits almost all game species are being sought after by Minnesota’s sportsmen. Between chasing deer, geese, ducks, grouse and many other animals, it is hard to imagine that there is time for people to […]

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The Next Big Thing in Drop Shotting

By Samuel Moore Whether it is a new advancement in rod making, a new line of crankbaits, or a breakthrough in soft plastic scents, anglers are always looking for that extra “something” to give themselves a competitive edge. For many anglers, this means burning a hole in their pockets and getting the newest and hottest product […]

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The Big Tip on Tip-Ups

By Andrew Persson Ice fishermen are now settled in to mid-season patterns and tactics, and sometimes that means that the fish may not be biting quite as well as they do on both early and late ice. When these lulls hit, a great way to keep the feeling of fast action fishing going is by […]

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