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Conservation officers Ben Huener and Tony Elwell worked the Red River of the North with a North Dakota game warden checking catfish anglers.
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As outdoors activities go, this would be his last kick at the can for the foreseeable future. Chemotherapy was complete, but a stem cell transplant – an equally arduous step on his journey to recovery – awaited.
In related hunting news, the early Canada goose season opens Monday, Aug. 15, in all three zones.
Once again, a week of mostly windy conditions made it difficult to get on the big water of Lake of the Woods and Upper Red. Overall, all anglers are still having general success.

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It took decades, but I finally made my peace with blueberry picking in 2014, a banner season for berries.
Last summer was the year of extreme drought; this summer has been just the opposite.
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It wasn’t their first choice for a shore-fishing spot, but someone already was set up near the confluence of the Red and Red Lake rivers where they’d braved the heat to fish the previous evening.
The weather throughout her journey has been a struggle, Madison Williams says, including seven tornado watches – one of which escalated into a warning – “tons” of thunderstorms, a week of excessive heat and high winds.
Fishing has been hit or miss on Lake of the Woods with the mayfly hatch in full swing, along with high water.
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Wondering if there was anything Key West could do to help people at the Angle, Paul Menta came up with the idea of a fundraiser to benefit kids in both communities.

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Like everything else in the past two years, our trip to Headwaters Lake didn’t go as scheduled. There were times, during the darkest days of the pandemic, when I wondered if the trip would ever happen.
Brats and beans? Not when this pair is in the kitchen. No wonder we never made it out fishing after evening meals; we were too stuffed to move.
Fishing remains good on Lake of the Woods using a variety of techniques, and shallow water still seems to be the ticket on Upper Red Lake.

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