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UPDATED: Three-car accident on Highway 34 injures four
Man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder
Camp dedicated to military kids
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Intense state final caps Huwe’s wrestling season
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Tuesday night's girls playoff game postponed
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Fun Run March 14
Olson, Freeman qualify for state swimming and diving meet
Students on Bethel University dean’s list
Local students on St. Thomas dean’s list
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Chamblee on SE Technical president’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Arctic Cat acquires riding gear company
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 6, 2010
Remembering the Becker County Sportsman
We quietly paddled the duck boat in the dark using a flashlight to untangle the decoy strings and shine it back to shore now and then to keep our bearings. A few mallards were quacking off a ways so we knew we weren't alone on the water. "We should get some shooting this morning,"...
August 6, 2010 - 3:14pm
July 9, 2010
Revering remembered for his love of hunting
Since 1971, the outdoors column known as the "Becker County Sportsman" has appeared faithfully every week, first on the pages of the Detroit...
July 9, 2010 - 4:56pm
Sharpen your skills at The Gunsite Academy
Editor's Note: Longtime "Becker County Sportsman" columnist Bernie Revering passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 6, after submitting this article for this week's Becker County Record. Bernie was a staunch gun advocate and loved the outdoors, whether he was hunting, fishing or just walking...
July 9, 2010 - 11:37am
July 2, 2010
Minnesota's birds and the Gulf oil spill
The Minnesota DNR and Ducks Unlimited are greatly concerned over the welfare of bluebills, loons and other waterfowl species that call the Gulf of Mexico home for a large part of the year. It is known that loons, our state bird, spend its first three years on the ocean. According...
July 2, 2010 - 1:49pm
June 25, 2010
Wolf Lake has the DNR's attention
The Wolf Lake Sportsmen's club remains optimistic because of the attention of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake is quite shallow, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. In recent years, several new aeration systems have been active in the lake because it has a history...
June 25, 2010 - 3:20pm
June 18, 2010
Earlier duck season opener? Maybe...
The proposal by the Minnesota DNR to open this fall's duck hunting season went down the drain, along with the entire game and fish bill. The Governor vetoed it. The agency and many sportsmen seek Sept. 25, instead of Oct. 2. The bill didn't ensure an early opening date but it gave...
June 18, 2010 - 4:05pm
June 11, 2010
Successful Memorial Day trap shoot at BCSC
Becker County Sportsmen's Club recently staged its annual trap shooting bash on Memorial weekend. This year's wingding was a very successful thing. The club made some money to pay for its up to the minute equipment, which attracts so many active visiting shooters. Again this year,...
June 11, 2010 - 4:34pm
June 4, 2010
A letter from sportsman Claris Greenland
It is always a delight to receive mail from Claris Greenland, a local sportsman who has long passed his 91st birthday. He has been active in hurting and fishing all his years, first in Nebraska chasing prairie chickens. He sold a large parcel of his farmlands to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife...
June 4, 2010 - 3:48pm
May 28, 2010
Annual Memorial Day trap shoot at BCSC Monday
If you're a shooter the place for you this weekend is the Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap range east of town on Highway 10. Trap shooters from many towns are here for the 31st. Annual trap shoot. An exciting, colorful affair, there's money and trophies to be won here. Free hors'd...
May 28, 2010 - 4:05pm
May 21, 2010
A Czech gun company you've never heard of
Since the Soviet Empire was dismantled a few decades ago, the individual countries have successfully reestablished themselves. One of the best is the Czech Republic. A very large and prosperous arms and ammunition manufacturer is Ceska Zbrojovka Brod, which has been incorporated in...
May 21, 2010 - 4:43pm
May 14, 2010
Sallie and Melissa -- two great local lakes
Detroit Lakes occupies an envious position between several outstanding lakes. Of course, one meets Big and Little Detroit head on at Highway 10 and along the drive when you motor south, past a beautiful park and nice homes. Then, a bit out of town, there's Sallie and Melissa. Outstanding...
May 14, 2010 - 2:05pm
May 7, 2010
The Winchester 30-30, Model 94 makes its return
It was in the fall of 1959 that I bought my first deer rifle. It was the Winchester 30-30, Model 94 carbine. There was no engraving on this standard model, the plain walnut wasn't checkered. It had the reputation of a reliable deer caliber, having already served for decades. Other,...
May 7, 2010 - 1:30pm
April 30, 2010
Beretta -- the U.S. service pistol since the '80s
The armies of the consolidated European forces, NATO all had adopted the International German cartridge, the 9mm Luger. There were a number of mostly European armories making variations of handguns for them, but all were chambered for the Luger 9mm. American manufacturers, such as...
April 30, 2010 - 3:09pm
April 23, 2010
Early ice-out means early pan fishing
The ice was gone by April 4 on many of Minnesota's northernmost lakes, including almost all hereabouts. Pickups were trailering boats and motors a short time later. Angling when the weather is still very chilly can mean large crappies to most anglers. Crappie action has been good...
April 23, 2010 - 3:07pm