Is the Hunting Industry Missing the Point?

Wildlife management, particularly white-tailed deer management, is becoming more and more commercialized. Hunting magazines and TV shows bombard landowners and hunters with commercials from seed companies, feed dealers and feeder manufacturers. They are catchy ads, too, with pictures of huge, sometimes out-of-proportion antlers and promising trade names such as "Rack-Up," "Antler King," "Rack Attrack," "BigAz' Feeder," "Rackmaster," "Pro-Vide," "Bio-Logic," "Big Buck Crunch," and the list goes on. Food plot implement dealers and deer stand … [Read more...]

Minnesota’s Largest Land Conservation Deal Complete

The Conservation Fund, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) have announced the completion of a working forest conservation easement that will protect 187,876 acres of Northwoods forests.  This will not only provide public access for hunting, fishing, birdwatching, and other recreational activities, but protect existing hiking and snowmobile trails.  Read more here … [Read more...]

Outdoor Survival Kit

If you're heading to the woods with friends to enjoy the outdoors or with an agent to find your hobby farm, recreational get away, or a little retirement place in the country, there are a few things you need to consider taking with you on the trip. … [Read more...]

Opening Day

Opening Day.  There are no two other words like it.  Some relate the phrase to dove or quail hunting and some others even relate it to duck season or turkey hunting.  I personally relate it to the beginning of whitetail deer season and autumn, a time when Mother Nature begins to paint her landscape in vivid oranges, yellows, and reds.  In different parts of the country, it takes on different dates, but no matter where you live, Opening Day is a day of great anticipation.  It really doesn’t matter what game you may be chasing, that in itself is … [Read more...]

An Incredibly Bad Idea

While controlling access to your country retreat is important, there is a right way and a wrong way.  Here's a little secret.....many landowners do it the wrong way.  Don't make this mistake on your land. … [Read more...]

Tips and Techniques – Building a Road

Building a "woods" road doesn't have to be expensive and it doesn't need to be disruptive (or destructive) to the natural beauty of your land.  Here's an idea on how to build a good road - quickly, inexpensively, and with little impact to nature. … [Read more...]