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    What's Up Outdoors: A day late and a dollar short

    It looks like deer hunters will be in for a "conservative" season this year and one saying comes to mind- "A day late and a dollar short." As most hunters who spend time observing deer and other wildlife know, this is something that sh ...

    What's Up Outdoor: Ice savings

    So this week has offered nothing exciting, although I have been thinking about a few things. After spending so much time on the water this summer and realizing how much more expensive things are- gas, ice, etc.- I was really debating spending some money o ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Lot of summer left

    It's hard to believe the 4th of July is already here. That means we are getting closer to early goose hunting and fall fishing but, until then, we have a lot of summer fishing to do. Normally I spend more time chasing walleyes but this summer I have ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Slow down on the water

    It looks like all of our seasons of extremes are right on course. After a super cold and long winter we now have rain, and more rain. Lakes from Canada to the southern part of the state are flooding. Not only is this causing "closed throttle" on ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Everything has a way of working out

    All the plans for last weekend’s Teen Challenge fishing tournament were starting to fall apart — my partner couldn’t make the trip from Iowa and the weatherman was predicting thunder and lightning. But at the last minute everything came together, except f ...

    What's Up Outdoors

    It looks like all of our seasons of extremes are right on course. After a super cold and long winter we now have rain, and more rain. Lakes from Canada to the southern part of the state are flooding. Not only is this causing "closed throttle" on ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Time for fish and mushrooms

    Although the summer warm up seems to be taking forever to get here that’s OK. For those who are just getting out of the turkey woods you didn’t miss much. ...

    What's Up Outddors: Amazing show for governor's opener

    I have to say, Grand View Lodge as well as the whole Brainerd/Nisswa area put on an amazing show for the governor’s fishing opener. From the community picnic to the shore lunch on Gull Lake, people were very happy to be there — it wasn’t a dreary opener, ...

    Fishing opener is here

    It’s that time of year. Yep the opener has snuck up on us again. As many outdoorsman, I keep busy with whatever season is open. So as usual I was too busy turkey hunting to get my boat ready for opener. Thanks to the Power Lodge for letting me use a boat ...

    What's Up Outdoors: Easter turkey

    On Easter, when most people were getting their ham ready for dinner, my niece Haley Dietman and I were chasing turkeys. It was pretty miserable the first day — with 30 mph winds and rain we didn’t have very high hopes — but I knew with the forecast for Ea ...

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