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Brad Dokken

A native of Roseau, Minn., 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. Reach him at or by phone at (701) 780-1148.

Since coming to the University of North Dakota in 2019, the birdwatcher and aspiring wildlife photographer has taken his passion to a new level, exploring Grand Forks and the surrounding area with keen ears, keen eyes and a Nikon camera with a very large lens, to observe and photograph birds.
Lake of the Woods, Devils Lake, Upper Red Lake and Lake Winnipeg all rank highly as prime ice fishing spots, but don't overlook smaller North Dakota lakes and sloughs.
In a news release, FishingBooker ranked Brainerd, Minnesota, area first with Lake Habeeb in Maryland and Devils Lake in North Dakota following behind.
During the Fargo Ice Fishing Show, which opens Friday, Dec. 10, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 12, all of the show seminars will be available virtually on Facebook Live, in addition to in-person at Scheels Arena in Fargo. And ice fishing celebrity Brian "Bro" Brosdahl is offering his virtual "Bro Road Show" Tuesday night ice fishing sessions on Facebook Live through December.
Doug Lodermeier, of Edina, Minnesota, recently published “Minnesota Duck Calls – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2” and “Minnesota Duck Decoys – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2.”
The moose was downright intrigued by the machine, walking right up to it for an up-close-and-personal look.
My arm doesn’t need to be twisted very hard to go fishing instead of deer hunting. That’s especially true during those years when the November temperature soars into the 60s and occasionally even into the 70s.
Club membership, which follows the calendar year, costs $10 for an individual, while a household membership is $15. Besides learning about the abundant fungi that thrive in northern Minnesota, joining the club is a good way to experience and learn about nature with like-minded people.
I can’t say I’ve ever had a life-threatening outdoor encounter of the intensity highlighted in the Field and Stream story, but I’ve definitely had a few “Man, I’m glad that’s over” moments. Here are three that stand out.
Caused by a biting midge, EHD primarily afflicts white-tailed deer, but other big game species also are potentially susceptible.