Moose Of A Lifetime

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You only get one shot at bagging a moose in Minnesota. And Mark Hiltner, St. Joseph, Minn., and Ralph Fruth, St. Cloud, Minn., made the most of their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in October, 1997, — with a monster!

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Backroads With Ron & Raven: The Ice Fishing Shack

In David Anderson’s methodology for winter angling, there’s no room for discomfort. He is not that poor soul squatting on the ice, hunkered on a 5-gallon bucket, wrapped in heavy parka, eyelashes frosted along with freezing droplets at the nostrils. He resides in 10 x 28-foot house of comfort, featuring three rooms, a loft with a queen-sized bed, a dinette space that also converts to queen-sized sleeping quarters. And that’s just the beginning of his amenities!

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Teen Gets First Deer!

My name is Rachel Batalden and I am 17. I hunt on the farm I live on in southwest Minnesota. I got my first deer in only my second year of ever hunting whitetails!

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Backroads With Ron & Raven: Fishing For Muskie

A muskie foray with Ted Roos is always an eventful occasion, although — and let me make myself perfectly clear — we ended our hunt for the mighty muskie by not catching said fish. Still, when in the company of Mr. Roos, you are sharing a casting platform with one of the best.

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Huge Muskie Landed!

August 18, 2000, was a perfect, clear, hot 80-degree Minnesota summer’s day. A perfect day for three guys from the Minneapolis area to play hooky from work and head up to Mille Lacs Lake for a day of fishing. The three came back with a whopper of a fish story!

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A Boundary Waters Adventure

We tried to set it down easy, but the canoe twisted out of our grip, as they love to do, and slammed down on the rocks. The half-mile portage that began our trip into the Boundary Waters was already taking its toll on the old man and the kid. Our father-son adventure was off to a shaky start.

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Gunflint Grouse

The bird-hunting experience is enhanced when conducted in places of extraordinary significance such as the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota. It’s a region of deep greens and blues, water and rock, 6-weights and over/unders.

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Lilacs And Panfish

I cast among the swirls in the shallows. Bam! My slip bobber was gone! Angling for panfish from a canoe in Northern Minnesota can be a blast!

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