Long before April was synonymous with wild turkey hunting in Minnesota there was another outdoors tradition many folks eagerly awaited each spring. When news outlets proclaimed the smelt to be "running" for many folks it meant time to head north to Duluth with the lantern, a dipping net, and plenty of empty coolers.
Statistics show boaters are more likely to have an accident trailering it down the highway than using it on the water. By carefully checking over your boat trailer now much of the possible frustration and trouble can be avoided later when the on-water fun begins.
If you want to be successful and consistent in the turkey woods it pays to learn from your past hunting experiences. One important lesson I discovered about turkey hunting years ago can be summed up in just three simple words.
I discovered recently that buying a new boat only exacerbates my desire for this winter season to come to an end. Mother nature, on the other hand, continues to taunt me with more snow thus further delaying a much hoped for spring transition.
The New Year is a perfect opportunity to make positive changes toward how you enjoy the outdoors. By each of us pledging to make a few small commitments, we can collectively make the outdoors a better place to experience.
The right equipment alone is not enough to ensure a successful opening day fishing for walleye. Increase those odds by formulating a fishing game plan thus avoiding the common mistakes some anglers make.
Fishermen in northern Minnesota dealt with the usual fishing opener challenges -- a little rain, a little sleet, cold winds and occasionally a few walleye to offer some warmth to a frozen angler's spirit.
Across the nation gun owners are discovering an ammunition market that can best be summed up as very "fickle." Currently, even though your favorite hunting caliber might not be on the hard-to-find list, it makes sense to keep a watchful eye on the ammunition shortage occurring at many retailer shelves.
Recently Outdoor Life magazine picked the top 200 towns in the U.S. to live for a person to enjoy the sportsman's life. As you can imagine, Minnesota was well represented with over seven cities making the list.
How does your tackle box appear? Is it a neatly organized container holding only the equipment essentials for a day of fishing fun...or does it tend to collect all the latest fishing gadgets and lures found displayed on the store shelf? Perhaps it's time to de-clutter your tackle box and get back to employing some basic fishing strategy.