Sam Cook

Sam Cook

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Sam Cook is a freelance writer for the News Tribune. Reach him at cooksam48@gmail.com or find his Facebook page at facebook.com/sam.cook.5249.

ON WISCONSIN'S BRULE RIVER -- Bruce Koepke slipped his hand under the young brown trout and quickly removed his pink yarn fly from its lip. It was nearly midday on Saturday, March 31, opening day of
NORTHWEST OF ISLAND LAKE, Minn. -- Phil Johnson was up near his hunting shack northwest of Island Lake one day when he came across an older man sitting in his pickup along the road.
ISABELLA, Minn.-Justin Bailey of Keewatin was hunting ruffed grouse near Isabella on Tuesday morning when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods."He was coming at me 100 miles per hour, and
The closest I ever got to Vietnam was a make-believe village in a grove of trees outside Fort Sill, Okla.It was 1970, and I was a jeep driver for a captain during my training as an artilleryman.
The number of Minnesota small-game hunters dropped last fall compared to 2015, continuing a steady trend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this past week.
***Editor's Note: A photo at the end of this story shows the severity of the injuries and may be disturbing to some readers.*** DULUTH, Minn.--Ryan Kesselhon couldn't figure out what was happening
Many more lake trout released by Lake Superior anglers die when water temperatures are over 50 degrees than originally thought, according to a new fisheries study on Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
BAUDETTE, Minn.--Already, it had been a good night for Morgan Gallus and her companions who were sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River near Baudette, Minn. They had caught a 50-inch and a 51-inch
Management of white-tailed deer by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sound, and the agency's methods of estimating deer populations are "commendable and align with best deer
Minnesota wildlife researchers say they are getting a better understanding of what's killing the state's moose and causing a major population decline.