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The last couple of weeks I have been on tape delay, so to speak, because it’s archery elk hunting time and I turned in my homework early. This is post-dated homework but fear not, … more
I’ve had my current boat for about four years now and have often thought that I needed to give it a name.  I have yet to do that so maybe just talking about it here will turn my words … more
Hello September! For me and a lot of my outdoor brothers and sisters that means a transition from summer fishing to fall hunting. Not that I would ever tire of fishing, but I do look … more
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and its contractor, LS Marine, Inc., of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., have begun construction on the Upper Pool 4 habitat … more
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers passionate about promoting safe, responsible and ethical hunting practices to serve as certified hunter education … more
Fall is heading our way and it will officially be here on Sept. 23. Unofficially, summer ends on Monday, Labor Day. It seems like it was only weeks ago when we celebrated the best day of … more
RIVER FALLS– The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin has awarded $155,441 to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for five water quality projects which the university is either leading or … more
I spent two weeks on Lake Vermilion this year, but I could easily take a month to tell you all about it. Fishing Vermilion is the Super Bowl of the musky season for me because it’s the … more
My time on Lake Vermilion came to an end much too quickly. I headed home with some great memories and many stories to share, including a few with Uncle Frank. I am happy to report that he … more
Time flies when you’re having fun and I am about to have a lot more of it. I am in the process of packing for an outing on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. It’s actually my … more
FLOTSAM is a troupe of musicians, puppeteers, and circus artists who travel on a ramshackle raft giving free performances in riverfront towns along the way. During the tour, our boat is our mode of … more
Have you ever misplaced something dear to you or hunted for anything in particular and wouldn’t give up until you found it? Most everyone has heard or read about someone going to a garage … more
I caught my first musky 27 years ago. It was just after sunset when the wind had calmed. I hadn’t seen a fish all day long and I was thinking about just getting off the water and … more
A couple of years ago I met a young man named Clay who is now 12 years old. I liked him immediately. I was impressed with his maturity, good manners and just how dang nice he was. It … more
The Pierce County ATV/UTV Association (PCAA) would like to remind ATV and UTV riders of the importance of wearing helmets and seat belts while riding. Any person under 18 must wear a DOT … more
Man, it’s July already. Corn is way past knee high and the summer days are going by way faster than I would like. Instead of February lasting longer during leap year, I would prefer … more
MADISON, Wis.  – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a statewide air quality advisory due to wildfire smoke coming from Western Canada. The advisory is in … more
Recently I spent a pretty fantastic evening with some friends. No one was on their cell phone or working at the computer. There wasn’t even a television or radio playing in … more
It’s chillin’ and grillin’ season and I should be talking about fishing with the long weekend ahead but I have other fish to fry, figuratively speaking. So, you know how good … more
While waiting for the muskies to get more active, I have trended toward crappie fishing. It’s not that I can’t catch a musky this early in the season, it’s just that it … more
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