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WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker

WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker
  While kayaking at Moss Landing in Monterey Bay, a group of paddlers were visited by a brave and curious otter. The little critter…
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Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun
It is fall, which means that the leaves are changing and gun writers are doing articles on the “Great American Deer Rifle.” Picking out a…
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Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors

Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors
It’s hard not to get a scenic vista when you’re paddling. Throw in the changing colors of autumn, however, and you’re in for a real…
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2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters

2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters
Despite facing many challenges, deer hunters across the country have good reason to expect big things from the 2018-’19 season. Whitetails,…
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ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail

ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail
Autumn is one of the best times to take to the trail on your ATV or UTV to catch the fall colors and enjoy game viewing at its best. But you’ll…
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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Minnesota

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Minnesota
Minnesota is widely regarded as one of the best trail states in the country. Folks who love to off-road will be ecstatic to learn that more than…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Minnesota

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Minnesota
Fishing is serious business in Minnesota. And serious anglers require serious tackle—as well as their favorite bait for the fish they’re…
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5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota

5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota
In Minnesota, fishing is a very big deal. Every year, the opening of walleye season (which almost always falls on Mothers Day weekend) has folks…
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Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer

Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer
Whitetail hunters, especially bowhunters, can generally be divided into two factions when it comes to scent control. The first are the devout,…
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Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies
Crappie fishing is often associated with open water, cane poles, live minnows and brush piles, but by the time autumn arrives the popular panfish…
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WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it

WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it
  In a backyard in Brush Prairie, Washington, a person discovered a cat proudly bringing home a rabbit in its mouth. When it sees an opening,…
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Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond

Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!

Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!
It’s mid-September, and instead of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic awaiting your turn at the Yosemite National Park  entry gate,…
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WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands

WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands
  Noodling for catfish is no easy task. You have to be willing to get in the mud and wrestle with them. And sometimes, they can even exceed…
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Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota
Getting outside is a favorite pastime in the North Star State. And one of the best ways to dive deep into all that nature has to offer is camping.…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota
In a state that has more than 10,000 lakes and at least as many campsites, it can be tough to choose the best spots to pitch a tent or park your RV.…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota
Hiking in to a campsite with everything you need on your back is a great way to take a break from everyday life and make a primal connection with…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota
Minnesota is a wilderness lover’s paradise, but not all of the state’s most beautiful areas are ideal for families who want to camp.…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota
One of the best ways to enjoy all the natural beauty that Minnesota has to offer is in the comfort of your RV. Not only do you get to commune with…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota

5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota
Hiking is a wonderful way to get your heart pumping. As you hike with more frequency, you can up the ante by attempting to navigate longer, more…
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Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park

Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park
Defined by the Sawtooth Mountains and more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a rustic, charming, outdoor lover’s paradise. When it comes to…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota

Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota
Whether you consider yourself an experienced outdoors person or a beginner, hiking is a fantastic way to relieve stress from your hectic life, get…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota
Minnesota is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The eastern hardwood forest, northern boreal forest, and tallgrass prairie biomes all converge in the…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota

5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota
Minnesota is a hiker’s paradise. With terrain that ranges from elevation changes of almost 2,000 feet in the northeast part of the state to…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota
In a state renowned for its trails, its hard to pick just a handful of scenic hikes—there are so many. What makes Minnesota such a great state…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota
With so many immaculate, shimmering lakes in Minnesota, the popularity of stand-up paddleboarding in the state has soared. The most challenging part…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota
Sometimes the best way to enjoy Minnesota’s thousands of lakes is zipping across them on a personal watercraft, bouncing off the waves, getting…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Minnesota

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Minnesota
Paddling is an awesome way to explore the lakes and rivers that define the Minnesota landscape. Some spots are exposed or susceptible to rough water,…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Minnesota

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Minnesota
In Minnesota, a state boasting some of the best trails in the country, there are plenty of amazing places to explore on a dirt bike. For enthusiasts…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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Events Near Norcross MN

JAKES Pheasant Hunt

JAKES Pheasant Hunt
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 12:00am
Hankinson, ND
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Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 11:00am
Terrace Mill
Glenwood, MN
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Faith Rose 5K Walk/Race

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 9:04am
Alexandria City Park
Alexandria, MN
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Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter Field Trip - Lake Carlos State Park Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 11:00am
Lake Carlos State Park
Carlos, MN
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Oktoberfest Tapping of the Keg

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 5:00pm
Hillbillies Vittles
Erhard, MN
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Applefest

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00am
Carlos Creek Winery
Alexandria, MN
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Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter Field Trip - Lake Carlos Boat Landings

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
Lake Carlos State Park
Carlos, MN
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Prairie's Edge Gobblers

Prairie's Edge Gobblers
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 at 5:30pm
Fergus Falls, MN
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Red River Valley Wheelin' Event, MN

Red River Valley Wheelin' Event, MN
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:00pm
Alexandria, MN
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Minnesota State Convention Wine Tasting

Minnesota State Convention Wine Tasting
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
Alexandria, MN
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Minnesota State Awards,MN

Minnesota State Awards,MN
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 5:00pm
Alexandria, MN
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Minnesota State Chapter Statewide Raffle

Minnesota State Chapter Statewide Raffle
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 9:00pm
Alexandria, MN
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Stevens County Gobblers, MN

Stevens County Gobblers, MN
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 5:30pm
Morris, MN
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Richland Renegade Toms,ND

Richland Renegade Toms,ND
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 5:30pm
Mooreton, ND
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