Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Columnist

Sam Cook is a freelance writer and retired outdoors reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. 

DULUTH - With the Minnesota firearms deer season approaching, Forum News Service asked Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, for comments on several matters that affect deer hunters. MDHA represents about 20...
DULUTH - Minnesota's bear harvest is down from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But some bear guides and hunters are reporting plenty of success.The state's bear season opened Sept. 1.Rob Parrott's longtime b...
DULUTH - 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.According to the agency's annual survey of small-game hunters...
***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 to his 11-year-old daughter, Maren. One minute, M...
When Chris Erickson saw the eagles and the turkey vultures circling, he figured something was up.Erickson and his son Richie, 17, were paddling back to their camp north of Grand Marais on Saturday when they saw about 15 of the birds circling over...
DULUTH, Minn.-The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental groups.Forty-eight of those groups - deer hunters, anglers and conservationists - have signed on to a let...
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had stolen away for a bit of perspective.
DULUTH, Minn.-Deer hunters and other interested folks gathered over coffee and chocolate-chip cookies in Duluth on Wednesday night, Feb. 22, to help forge a statewide deer management plan.Thirty-four people - men, women, adults and a few kids - s...
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A statewide fisheries advisory group again has brought up the idea of reducing Minnesota's statewide walleye limit from six fish to four, said Chris Kavanaugh, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regional fisheries sup...
DULUTH, Minn. - Adam Murkowski has been traveling Minnesota, listening. He listens to deer hunters and others who care about the number of deer on Minnesota's landscape.Murkowski is big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural ...