Gearing Up for the Fall Hunt

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Hunting, Minnesota Northwoods Life | No Comments

We have four glorious months of grouse hunting in Minnesota, which leaves eight months to prep. Dog training, skeet shooting, scouting and last but not least, shopping for gear. Now’s the time to start gearing up. A Hunt of a Different Sort In March I was busy clearing trails on my land in temperatures much ...

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Ruffed Grouse Country by Canoe

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Minnesota Northwoods Life | No Comments

Joel Schnell July 23, 2015 Minnesota is a special place. Besides world-class ruffed grouse hunting, we have some of the best canoe water trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. If you like one, I’m guessing you’d like the other. Best of all, a BWCA trip is well within the means of the average ...

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A Crawfish Boil in Minnesota

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Minnesota Northwoods Life | No Comments

By Joel Schnell May 17, 2015 What’s a crawfish boil got to do with Minnesota’s sporting life? Think about the timing of smelt netting, sucker runs, panfish on beds, fish fry. Morels, wild asparagus, blueberries ready for picking. Ask a Minnesota grouse hunter when and where these seasonal harvests happen, and he may likely know- ...

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