Brad Dokken

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Brad Dokken graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1984. He joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1988. Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics. Reach him at, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

The incident occurred the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 23, when Kittson County deputies Alex Rudnik and Dave Thompson spotted what at first glance looked like two bucks standing side by side eating in a field near Hallock, Minn.
For many who fish through holes in the ice, there’s an anticipation for that first ice fishing excursion that surpasses – dare I say – the attraction of getting in a boat for the first time after a long winter.
The DNR conducts the fall population survey over 17 days, beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, setting 64 nets at sites across the Minnesota side of the lake from the south shore to the Northwest Angle.
Hank Kohler, who was the keynote speaker last March at the International Water Institute’s River Watch Forum at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, definitely has a gift for gab and a knack for telling a story.
While mountain lions have been spotted across North Dakota, the core of the population inhabits the Badlands of western North Dakota. Game and Fish first offered a hunting season in 2005.
There was concern after the first three days of season that Minnesota's statewide firearms deer harvest might fall below 100,000 for the first time in years.
Derik Zimmel owns True North Polygraph and administers the tests for some of the country’s largest fishing events, including the National Walleye Tour and Masters Walleye Circuit
Hunters registered 49,274 deer statewide during the opening weekend, the DNR said.
A closer look told me the kill had been fairly recent so I cleaned the grouse. The breast had a couple of small bruises but was otherwise untouched.
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Jack Arnesen, of Roosevelt, Minn., was a member of “Feelin’ Azul,” the fishing team that won the Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament held Oct. 21-22 out of Cabo San Lucas, a resort community in the Los Cabos region of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.