Wily Winter Coyotes

By Andrew Persson [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/12/10/wily-winter-coyotes/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/12/10/wily-winter-coyotes/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/12/10/wily-winter-coyotes/"] [hr] [caption id="attachment_3874" align="alignleft" width="200"] A scoped rifle is a very important piece of equipment to have when chasing coyotes. It allows for longer shots to be made on these wary animals.[/caption] 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.

Deer Camp

By Andrew Persson [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/12/deer-camp/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/12/deer-camp/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/12/deer-camp/"] [hr] [caption id="attachment_3832" align="alignleft" width="225"] Andrew Persson 2010[/caption] 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 camp

Leaves of Change

By Calissa Treat [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/16/leaves-of-change/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/16/leaves-of-change/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/16/leaves-of-change/"] [hr] 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 changing in autumn. There is chlorophyll, which is

Fall Feathers: October Turkey Hunting

Story and Photos by Andrew Persson [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/fall-feathers-october-turkey-hunting/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/fall-feathers-october-turkey-hunting/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/fall-feathers-october-turkey-hunting/"] [hr] 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 set their sights on anything else; however, squeezing
Opinion Outdoors

The Next Big Thing in Drop Shotting

By Samuel Moore [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/"] [hr] 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 they can find, without knowing that they have the

The Big Tip on Tip-Ups

By Andrew Persson [fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/02/08/the-big-tip-on-tip-ups/" type="button"][twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/02/08/the-big-tip-on-tip-ups/" style="none" float="left"] [linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/02/08/the-big-tip-on-tip-ups/" style="none"] [hr] 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 setting tip-ups for northern pike.

Wolf Hunting Continues for Second Year

By Andrew Persson [fbshare url="http://sites.bemidjistate.edu/northerstudent/2014/01/23/wolf-hunting-continues-for-second-year/" type="button"][twitter url="http://sites.bemidjistate.edu/northerstudent/2014/01/23/wolf-hunting-continues-for-second-year/" style="none" float="left"] [linkedin_share url="http://sites.bemidjistate.edu/northerstudent/2014/01/23/wolf-hunting-continues-for-second-year/" style="none"] [hr] In January of 2012 the wolf was removed from the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota and management responsibility was placed on the Department of Natural Resources. In November of that year a hunting season was opened in the northern half of the state with a great deal of both support and opposition. [caption id="attachment_3537" align="alignleft" width="300"] As
Campus News Outdoors

Climbing in Moab: Horizontally Challenged’s Spring Break Trip

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 3-26-2012 [caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Horizontally Challenged and the OPC took a trip to Moab, Utah for some biking, hiking, and climbing over spring break. Photos provided by Horizontally Challenged."][/caption] After an unprecedentedly mild winter, spring has arrived to the dismay of none here in Bemidji.  Not even a month after a thick blanket of snow dominated the terrain and over 10 inches of
Campus Local News Outdoors

Ducks Unlimited Holds 2nd Annual Student Banquet

Sara Lee | News Editor | 11-19-2011 BSU’s Ducks Unlimited chapter held its second annual student-only banquet Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the American Indian Resource Center. Scott Anderson, Ducks Unlimited’s representative for the Bemidji chapter, explained that proceeds from banquets go to the preservation, restoration, and creation of wetlands in the Pothole Region, an area of land that stretches from Northern Alberta to Iowa. “The money goes to a part
Local Outdoors

Deer Hunting Season is Underway

Bill Stafford | Sports/Outdoors Writer | 11-12-2011 That time of year is here again when sons and daughters of devoted hunters get pestered at college by their mothers because the husbands are out in the stand. This time of year is usually marked by a sharp chill in the air, an absence of green on the ground and in the trees, and a sneaky feeling that the fluffy white stuff