Deep Freeze Goose Hunt

Deep Freeze Goose Hunt

Dec 29, 2017

  The lead colored skies were dark and somber. Around two inches of new snow had fallen during the night and the weatherman was promising more on the way. Flurries, in the form of huge dry flakes, were continuing to fall. Wind chills were pushing minus twenty degrees. Up at International Falls, the actual temperature had plummeted to a brutal negative 37,...

Red Fox – Friend or Foe?

Red Fox – Friend or Foe?

Dec 16, 2017

  I trapped a prime red fox the other day. I don’t do much trapping anymore, and the fox came as a bit of a surprise. Although the set was located where I’ve seen fox or fox tracks in the past, I figured that I was most likely to catch a raccoon. In reality, catching the fox was probably as much accident as anything. One thing is certain, though....

Nighttime Owl Walks Represent Excellent Form of Winter Recreation

Searching the forest for unsuspecting prey, owls prowl the darkness on silent wings. Although rarely seen in daylight, owls are a lot more common than most folks realize. No matter where you live in Iowa, there are probably owls nearby. They inhabit our state forests and river corridors, live in our farmstead windbreaks, reside in urban backyards. Since owls...