FARGO In July most people are still associating the outdoors with fishing, boating or camping, but it's also a time when talk of hunting starts working its way into conversations. And that seems only logical, considering the early Canada goose season, the first major 2016 "fall" hunting season, opens on Aug. 15 with, officially speaking, still a month of summer left to go.
FARGO A few years ago on a Sunday drive near the edge of West Fargo, creeping along with no particular route in mind, one of my kids let out the proverbial, "look." Instinctively I took my foot of the gas—not that slowing from 10 mph down to 5 mph would make much of a difference—but it was slow enough to allow enough of a look to positively identify the bird as western meadowlark.
In a day and age where society kicks out new acronyms about as fast as smartphone apps, it’s no wonder that people start to forget what FFA or KFC even stand for anymore.
I cross-reference many outdoor signature dates with kids and sports. For whatever reason, my mind keeps sports milestones less convoluted than birthdays and anniversaries. So believe me when I tell...
I’ve always found it interesting how some skills in life stay with us no matter how many years of rust we allow to accumulate.
There’s a cross-section of people with whom I really connect this time of year — those folks who are participants in summer sports, and those folks who fish.
Over the years I’ve detailed my successes and failures of getting my kids “hooked on fishing.”
I’m no master angler, but I do understand how anglers will successfully use a technique, lure or presentation on one lake, and then try that same strategy on another body of water.
In 1988 I was a sophomore in high school, I was more than happy to catch a few perch, walleye or northern pike, and sometimes even bullheads.
I’ll be the first to admit that following a long and cold winter and a short spring counted in days or weeks and not months, we almost feel like we’re trying to play catch up before we miss out on the summertime outdoors fun.