DL News Staff
Ducks Unlimited recently previewed a segment of its new television show WaterDog at its annual convention in Phoenix, Ariz. The show will begin airing in October on the Versus network (formerly the Outdoor Life Network). The show is hosted by nationally renowned dog trainer Justin Tackett and features his yellow Labrador retriever, Yella. DU communications director Gregg Patterson says almost three-quarters of DU members are dog owners.
Finding fish is almost always the key to fishing success. It has been said so many times before: You can't catch 'em if you can't find 'em. There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for summer fish. First, remember that eating is what fish do all summer. Their main objective every day is to find something to eat. Therefore, you should be looking for the areas that hold the food for the fish. Smallmouth bass eat crawdads much of the summer, so you should be fishing where the crawdads live. Walleyes eat perch in some lakes and open water forage like smelt in other lakes.
Cedar Crest Resort on White Earth Lake held their 9th annual Take a Kid Fishing Day June 10. The contest had 145 participating youth, with all receiving prizes. First place trophies were presented to the following: Aaron Short, northern pike, 3.77 pounds; Ariel Jasken, walleye, 4.26 pounds; Korina Holte, perch, .53 pounds; Annie Rothschadl, sunfish, .61 pounds; Josh Weber, bullhead, 1.48 pounds; Aaron Short, crappie, .84 pounds; Michael Rueloke, rock bass, .97 pounds; Alex Lass, largemouth bass, 1.87 pounds; and Jeff Cukla, smallmouth bass, 1.81 pounds. Cedar Crest Resort thanked sponsor
From all perspectives, the Becker County Sportsmen's Club Memorial Weekend trap shoot was a huge success. A large number of friends from visiting communities attended. Over three days, the club's trap machines flung 29,470 clay targets, with 150 shooters sharing in $2,000 in cash and trophies. The club's net profit was $3,550. In accord with the custom began years ago, 98 Sakakawea gold dollars and Susan B.
How big is your boat dock? It may be bigger than state rules allow. Just as the average size of a new house has more than doubled in 50 years, it seems that docks have been getting bigger, too. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has also seen increasing attempts to use docks as decks and efforts by some dock owners to restrict the use of water by neighbors, boaters, anglers and other lake users. The DNR regulates the types of structures that can be placed within public waters.
After an absence of more than 60 years, the double barrel S x S is back. The advent of the magazine guns such as the Browning A-5 and the Winchester Model 12 shotgun was the death knell of the side-by-side shotgun. And then came the over-unders. But the pendulum may be swinging the other way. A number of manufacturers are now importing side-by-side shotguns. Ruger is the only one gun maker builds it in this country. Their Gold Label has created quite some stir, with a suggesting retail of $2,000. It is a nice, but plain gun, yet with that Ruger reliability.
It's a bull market for corn and spring wheat in 2006. Not so for soybeans, but that could change in 2007 if the Chicago deferred contracts are any indication of what the grain trade wants next year. Strong market prices for corn and wheat were reinforced by the June supply and demand report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture June 9. While the report addressed the U.S.
This year's LQA&E Training for Becker County is going to be held Saturday, June 24. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the training at 9 a.m. to Noon. It will be held at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes. The cost per participant is $5. As the State Fair policy states: All youth participating as a State Fair livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and all regular (non-Cloverbud) 4-H swine county fair exhibitors must have completed a Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop.
ST. PAUL -- Cattle producers will learn how to increase average daily gains while using pasture rotation at the upcoming North Country Cattlemen's College.
The Minnesota State Patrol will be out in full force Friday for Maroon Day. All available state troopers -- from the chief on down to the most recently hired -- will be in a squad car and on patrol that day, according to Lt. Mike Hanson of the MSP district headquarters at Detroit Lakes. "It is a tradition that we've had for years and years.