The BWCAW Has A Lot To Offer

The first fingers of sunlight stretch out from behind the pines that marked the far shoreline as my canoe glided effortlessly across this huge polished sapphire of a lake. The lake, the trees, the water, the air — all are coming alive as yet another day is born in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Fishing Off The Beaten Path: The Oxbow

If you’re one part fisherman, one part detective and one part bushwhacker, then this article is for you! Having those characteristics can put you on fish that few anglers will ever have the pleasure of battling! Here’s a story that demonstrates what I’m talking about.

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Does Predator Smell Scare Deer?

Ed S. from Minnesota
writes to ask about deer smelling predator feces. “We’ve got wolves and coyotes
where I deer hunt. I’ve found tracks and droppings of both predators near
some of my tree stands. Could the odor of these predators scare deer from my
stands?”

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Go Slow For A Walleye Round-Up

Have you up ever watched a cowboy on a quarter horse cut a cow from the herd? Rider and animal must work together as one, in perfect unison, to get the job done. The same must be true for an angler and a boat. Early in the year, successful fishing often depends upon the ability of fishermen to use boat control to their advantage. And a drift sock can make all the difference in the world.

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Boat Noise Will Hurt Your Fishing Success

I believe the degree to which noises affect bass depends upon a couple of variables. The first one is water depth. I think the deeper a bass is positioned, the less concerned it is with sounds from above. The second variable is wind/wave action. Wind and wave action creates a tremendous amount of turbulence that masks the noises you make. A third variable is fishing pressure. Learn more about these and some other tips to reduce noise in your fishing boat.

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The Fox Hunter

When I was a boy, yet too young to drive, my father would take me out into the country. We would drive slowly down the snow covered roads looking for fox tracks. When we found what we were looking for, I would take off on the track. Sometimes, when pa would pick me up later that evening, I would have a red fox lying at my feet. But most of the time, it was just me waiting for a ride home. However, that experience was quite an education in the ways of the red fox.

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What Factors Impact Deer Movement In The Rut?

Andy F. from Minnesota
writes to ask what affects the rut. “I read all kinds of ideas on what factors
impact deer movements during the rut. What do you believe are the major factors
that might change the amount of deer movements during the rut?”

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The BWCAW: No Place For Emergencies

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness sprawls over 1,090,000 acres of northeastern Minnesota, contiguous with Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park’s 1,180,000-acre and 46,000-acre La Verendrye Provincial Park. It gives a canoeist plenty of room to get in trouble.

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