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BRAD DOKKEN: Copper bullet use hinges on education

October 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

John Wahlberg decided he wanted to try nontoxic copper bullets for deer hunting after reading an article in the summer 2012 issue of Whitetails magazine, the official publication of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Conservation gets little mention in political campaigns

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There are several possible reasons why candidates of all parties have chosen to largely conservation in their campaign platforms. Not the least of which is this: There’s really nothing to be gained by advocating for conservation. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: October: The best month on the outdoors calendar

October 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The precipitation was needed, for sure especially in fire-ravaged areas of northwest Minnesota but did it have to be snow? Still, October is young and opportunities abound.
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BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Welcome to the new – and expanded – Northland Outdoors

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Instead of occupying the back two pages of Sunday Sports as it’s done for several years, Northland Outdoors now is a freestanding section. Northland Outdoors now is the title of the E section, which is where you’ll find it every Sunday. Continue Reading

Badlands wilderness plan hinges on support from N.D. residents

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As part of the plan, portions of Bullion Butte, Kendley Plateau, Long X Divide, Twin Buttes and Lone Butte in western North Dakota would be permanently protected from roads and development, including oil. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Early fall colors offer hints of good times to come

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Driving along state Highway 11 between Karlstad and Greenbush, Minn., I noticed aspen trees already were turning a bright gold in the beach ridge country near Twin Lakes Wildlife Management Area. That seemed early, to me. Continue Reading

Lighnting overshadows fishing during Manitoba catfish excursion

August 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rumbling was almost undetectable, at first, but then we saw the dark clouds billowing over the tall trees on the west side of the river. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: From bubblegum to cardboard, fish will hit almost anything

July 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The talk in the fish-cleaning house Monday afternoon at Angle Outpost Resort on the Northwest Angle was that the fishing was so good, the walleyes were even hitting on bubblegum. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Task force tackles Devils Lake shore fishing problems

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The popularity of shore fishing on Devils Lake has reached problem levels especially along roadways under construction and local officials have formed a task force to tackle the issue before it gets any worse. Continue Reading

Private lands conservation at a crossroads as Farm Bill takes shape

June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Farm Bill that the U.S. Senate passed Thursday has drawn positive reviews from conservation groups. The big question now is whether the House version of the wide-ranging farm legislation will be as friendly to conservation. Continue Reading