By Nick Simonson Every pheasant season – and every opener – teaches me something. This year, hunting solely public-access parcels near home provided even greater insight into the need for areas for all and how hunting them can provide surprising starts and fitting ends to an adventure. When my group of four set out after […]
By Nick Simonson While the number of people engaged in fishing activities has declined in recent years, it’s safe to say that those who remain in the ranks of anglers throughout the upper Midwest are armed with uncountable lures, amazing watercraft and technology that rides the cutting edge. As a result, this concentrated core of […]
Our Outdoors: Three Homecomings By Nick Simonson There’s no fish more welcoming to me than a smallmouth bass. Having grown up with them during my formative fishing years on the Sheyenne River in southeastern North Dakota, they made up the bulk of my pursuits as I learned the ways of flowing water. When I married […]
The city of Marshall, Minnesota, counts on pheasant hunters to help drive the economy. And pheasant hunters count on accessible public land. Find out more about why public land is so critical in southwest Minnesota.