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With the outline of a wheeled fish house clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left on the ice in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. Submitted photo
COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
17 hours 37 min ago
March 11, 2018
Ryan Getz holds the 51-inch muskie he caught Feb. 24 on New Johns Lake. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has sent a tissue sample to a lab for genetic testing to determine whether the fish is a  pure or hybrid strain muskie. If the fish is a hybrid muskie, it will be a new state record. Courtesy photo / Ryan Getz
New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
March 11, 2018 - 7:15am
March 4, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
March 4, 2018 - 6:10am
February 18, 2018
Commentary: Taking the optimistic view of the outdoors in winter
February 18, 2018 - 7:31pm
January 29, 2018
Jim Brown of Walhalla, N.D. came across these entangled bucks on his trail camera. How the head of the one buck became cleanly severed from its carcass is a mystery. (Cuddyback trail camera photo courtesy of Jim Brown)
Entangled ND bucks, one with severed head, offer glimpse of nature's cruelty
January 29, 2018 - 5:34pm
January 21, 2018
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Warmer temps offer more time outdoors
January 21, 2018 - 9:27am
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
January 6, 2018
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Commentary: Fishing isn't always catching
January 6, 2018 - 10:25am
December 31, 2017
Brad Dokken
Looking back on the year in the outdoors -- and ahead to 2018
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
December 24, 2017
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Minnesota DNR taking comments on draft timber harvest report
December 24, 2017 - 7:15am
December 9, 2017
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
December 9, 2017 - 4:45pm
November 26, 2017
Brad Dokken: Noisy ice is always unsettling
November 26, 2017 - 6:13am
November 19, 2017
Cal Helgeson and daughter Alivia, 12 (left) and son Hayden, 14 (right) of Grand Forks share a moment in the field after a successful October snow goose hunt in Saskatchewan. (Photo courtesy of Cal Helgeson)
Retaining young hunters presents a challenge, Grand Forks parent says
November 19, 2017 - 6:00am
October 29, 2017
Released in 2016,"Big Game Records of Minnesota" is the first edition to be published under the ownership of Minnesota Official Measurers.
Minnesota, North Dakota books put big game records in spotlight
October 29, 2017 - 7:00am
October 22, 2017
Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up 57 percent this past spring in Minnesota, but the hoped-for increase in production didn't happen in most areas. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
BRAD DOKKEN: Biologist can't explain poor grouse hunting in Minnesota
October 22, 2017 - 6:33am