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October 11, 2017
Alexandria 8-year-old Jackson Engelbrecht is all smiles after bagging his first turkey on a fall hunt near Alexandria. (Submitted photo)
Jackson's first hunt success
October 11, 2017 - 12:25am
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
October 11, 2017 - 12:25am
Scent control is top of mind for a lot of deer hunters. (Eric Morken \ Echo Press)
Morken: Trying to master scent control
October 11, 2017 - 12:25am
October 10, 2017
Yellow lab, Ole, sits for a photo with a couple of roosters he retrieved during the first weekend of the season in Minnesota last year. This year's opener is set for Oct. 14. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
October 10, 2017 - 12:25am
October 9, 2017
A nice buck in permit area 213 near Alexandria finds its way in front of a game camera in August of this year. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Sizing up the local deer herd
October 9, 2017 - 12:25am
October 8, 2017
Ten-year-old Treston Hughes leads the way on a ride through Kensington Rune Stone Park with his father, Ryan Hughes, not far behind on Sept. 20. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Mountain biking opportunities taking shape in Douglas, Pope County
October 8, 2017 - 12:25am
October 7, 2017
Jacob Busiahn of Minneapolis scans a meadow through a spotting scope on the evening of Sept. 13. Just minutes after this photo was taken, a nice bull elk appeared and provided a shot opportunity. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)play button
Going where the elk are
October 7, 2017 - 12:25am
October 5, 2017
Wood ducks like these tend to make up a lot of the local waterfowl that hunters normally find on opening weekend. Gregg Anderson of the Osakis General Store says he's hearing from hunters this fall that are finding more mallards locally with high water levels in the area. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Waterfowlers in store for a good season locally?
October 5, 2017 - 9:01am
October 4, 2017
A recent wolf population study conducted by the Minnesota DNR saw a 25 percent increase in the population from the prior year. Locally, more hunters are also talking of an uptick in wolf sightings in recent years. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)
Have wolves made their way into Douglas County?
October 4, 2017 - 12:25am
Joe Fradette holds up a walleye caught on a recent trip to Lake Vermilion with the author, Mike Frisch. (Submitted photo)
Mike Frisch: Find the bait to find the walleyes
October 4, 2017 - 12:25am
September 27, 2017
Isaac Thill (left) and Bryce Doty, both of Alexandria, love to hunt and fish together. Doty is trying to raise funds to purchase his friend a new, off-road, motorized wheelchair that would make it easier for Thill to get out and enjoy those activities by himself. (Contributed)
Wanted: New wheelchair for outdoors enthusiast
September 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
Eric Morken
Morken: Hunters get their chance for more deer input
September 27, 2017 - 12:40pm
September 18, 2017
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
September 18, 2017 - 4:14pm
September 13, 2017
A posted sign sits at a proper entrance point on a piece of land near Alexandria but without the needed signature or name and phone number on the sign for the land owner to be able to prosecute a trespassing case. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
September 13, 2017 - 9:52am
September 6, 2017
Mike Frisch (left) and his fishing partner Shane Gesell with a couple of crappies they caught using planer boards. (Submitted photo)
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
September 6, 2017 - 12:00am