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Ramsey, Minn.

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December 9, 2015

Glaciers as sentinels of climate change

Glacial scientist Wendell Tangborn, a Minnesota native and University of Minnesota graduate, spoke with Ron Hustvedt about the outlook for our future. The news is not good but there are still things we can do as a society to prepare for what's coming. The sooner we prepare, Tangborn said, the better we can weather the challenges climate change will bring.
August 9, 2015

Experience the multi-faceted nature of bowfishing

Bowfishing is a challenging style of archery hunting on the water. It improves water quality, provides an organic source of fertilizer, and is the fastest growing sport in the archery world. Give it a try at Game Fair this weekend and next.
July 20, 2015

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson presenting at Cabela's Tuesday

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson with some advice for bear hunters on using scents. Antonson will present about that and much more in a DNR seminar this week at Cabela's in Rogers.
May 6, 2015

It's the most 'bassiest' time of the year

Most bass anglers practice catch and release anyways so the Saturday Fishing Opener is the perfect time to start chasing largemouth and smallmouth. The bite is great right now and will continue to be that way throughout June and July so get out there and catch some bass.
August 26, 2014

Hustvedt: Don't overlook these details during your September goose hunt

Here are a few often overlooked details to consider when the season opens statewide on Saturday, September 6. Most of them might not make or break your early season, but they'll definitely enhance it or help fix a persistent problem.
August 2, 2014

Game Fair does it all in the outdoors

Plenty to see and do for young and old alike (including the dog) at Game Fair, the largest outdoors family pre-hunting event in the country.
May 21, 2014

Memorial Day crowds too much to handle? Try night fishing!

The Memorial Day forecast is beautiful and it's been a pretty lame spring so far--that means folks are going to be on lakes around the state in force this weekend. How can you avoid the crowds? Fish when everybody else is sleeping.
August 13, 2013

Game Fair ready for a second big weekend

The 32nd annual Game Fair runs through August 16, 17 and 18 at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey, MN. Always lots of family fun, this full participation event is held in the outdoors and is all about the outdoors with a focus on the upcoming fall hunting seasons. Many don't know that there are also lots of contests and competitions going on throughout the event.
August 6, 2013

Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting filling big shoes at 2013 Game Fair

Steve and Aaron Gould are performing shooting exhibitions for an adoring audience of outdoors lovers at Game Fair 2013. The event runs over two weekends in August (9th to 11th and 16th to 18th) and is the nation's largest outdoors, pre-hunting family event.
August 3, 2013

Game Fair 2013 promises to be bigger and better than ever

The 32nd annual Game Fair is nation's largest outdoors pre-hunting family participation event. Watch a seminar, have breakfast or lunch outdoors, take in all the sights and sounds. Bring your dog (leashed), bring your shotgun (cased) and bring your bow (cased) or just watch others while you stroll through beautiful grounds.
May 12, 2013

A unique fishing opener "on" the ice

It's been a long time since this much ice has been on Minnesota's lakes for the May fishing opener. A few diehard anglers, with a priority on safety, took advantage of this unique situation to have an opener fishing experience like never before, and probably never again.
March 31, 2013

In search of giant pike, across the border, in winter's final trophy hunt

Not for the faint of hears! Lake of the Woods is loaded with trophy pike in the 40-inch range and larger. Venture out with Ron Hustvedt and his crew of anglers as they cross the border into Canada in search of trophy pike that tip the scales at 20-pounds and larger.
February 19, 2013

Today's woman proudly defines how she enjoys the outdoors and presents herself

Outdoors women Mercedes Akinseye and Becca Kent take to the ice in Bemidji to encourage other women to get into the sport while catching a mess of fish. Changing the perception of who goes ice fishing, as well as what it means to be an outdoors women, is part of their mission.
January 30, 2013

Opportunities abound for discovering the outdoors if you just express an interest and apply

February 19 is the deadline to apply for a mentored youth turkey hunt and also a mentored women's turkey hunt. These are two of the many opportunities available for those interested in hunting and fishing who don't know how to get started or want some guidance.
November 25, 2012

One of first two women paddlers who made journey to Hudson Bay making two appearances this week

Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho became the first two women to paddle the 2,000-miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay during the summer of 2011. Warren will be at two Twin Cities locations this week sharing the details of her journey, showing photos and video from the expedition and talking about her upcoming adventures.
August 27, 2012

Pull! Visiting the range is a fun way to prepare for fall hunt

Trap, skeet and sporting clays are a lot of fun and a great way to prepare for the fall wingshooting seasons. A few rounds through the rifle, slug shotgun or muzzleloader wouldn't hurt either!
August 6, 2012

The Arts and the Outdoors Meet Again (every year)

Some called the joining of arts and the outdoors in the 2008 "Heritage Amendment" a weird marriage but art and the outdoors have long been friends. Game Fair is America's original outdoor pre-hunting gathering and there's always been plenty for art hounds to enjoy.
July 30, 2012

Olympic medalist Kim Rhode no stranger to Minnesota

Olympic medalist Kim Rhode set an all-time record with her fifth straight Olympics winning a medal when she shot 99 out of 100 to win the skeet shooting event. Rhode visited Minnesota's famous Game Fair as gusts of Chuck and Loral I Delaney back in 2006 and I was fortunate enough to spend some time chatting with her.
July 9, 2012

First ever $10,000 Duck and Goose Calling Contest coming to Game Fair 2012

Game Fair organizers to host first ever calling contest with over $10,000 of prizes for duck and goose callers including special contests for women, children and two-person teams. The contest takes place the second weekend of Game Fair August 18 and 19 with all entry fees being donated to Minnesota Ducks Unlimited.
March 13, 2012

Wear sunscreen! Late ice tip-up angling for trophy pike on Lake of the Woods

There's no better way to tan your face than spending a day on the ice watching tip-ups along the last remaining edge of the ice belt. The city of Warroad along Lake of the Woods is not to be overlooked by anglers in search of trophy pike in the 40-inch range and larger.
March 4, 2012

Nearly 1,200 youth turnout for 21st annual Perch Derby on Lake Bemidji

"Another successful event with a lot of kids having a good day on the ice," said Bryan "Beef" Sathre, chairman of the 21st annual Paul Bunyan Perch Derby on Lake Bemidji this past Sunday hosted by the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association, Paul Bunyan Chapter.
January 15, 2012

Finding respectable walleye during the mid-winter groove

The cold snap we are in right now should solidify things enough for the ice to be crowded in another week. Mid-winter can be a tough time for big walleye but that's not how it has to be says Bryan "Beef" Sathre of Fathead Guide Service.
January 2, 2012

Life in the Ice Belt (a poem)

Hustvedt is no poet but this is his best attempt at a special ice fishing rhyme he wrote while waiting for a fish to bite through the ice. Being on the ice, in the cold, really focuses one's mind (either that or it freezes it!).
December 27, 2011

Ice on Mille Lacs productive for those in the know

Questionable ice conditions on Lake Mille Lacs have been in the news lately but it doesn't mean there aren't lots of anglers out there having success while also staying it safe.
December 18, 2011

Two trophy whitetails of 2011

The 2011 deer season is almost complete and for some it was the season of a lifetime. For others it was just another one for the ages but either way, it was a great fall to be in the woods.