Environment

Frozen Lake (by Mike6271 on wikimedia)

Wildersmith January 7

A belated Happy New Year to everyone! The days spin by so fast regardless of where one is located, and being in the wilderness is no exception, 2011 is already a week old!


Field Dressing A Deer (by MJCdetroit on wikimedia)

Points North: Resolutions Spur Outdoor Enthusiasm

Recently, I interviewed a few friends for a trout fishing story I'm writing for a magazine.


Wenonah by Mathew Ingram on Wikimedia

Points North: For Isle Royale Captain, Bringing Home A New Boat Was An Adventure

 He says it was no big deal, but coming home with a new boat was an adventure for Don Szczech.


Pine Tree by MichaelPloujnikov on Wikimedia

Points North: A Poached Tree And The Promise Of Spring

 Years ago I found myself on a rocky outcrop overlooking the little North Shore community where I live.


Deer (Wikimedia)

Points North: The Price We Pay for Deer Abundance

New England's abundant whitetails present a host of management challenges, according to a story in the current issue


Minnesota Corn (Kris on Wikimedia)

Points North: We Need A Salesman To Lead The DNR

 While we still aren’t sure who will be our next governor, some are already speculating about who our incoming leader will appoint to lead the Minnesota DNR.


Snowflakes

All things snowflake

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


Whitetail Buck

Points North: Whitetail Encounter Draws A Snowy Curtain On 2010 Hunt

When deer season ends, so does my hunting. Deer season is the grande finale of my outdoor year, which begins in April as soon as I can wet a line in open water.


Black Bear

Points North: In The Deer Woods, It’s The Year Of The Bear...And The Eagle

 Around our house, this deer season is the Year of the Bear. No, we didn’t shoot a bruin. Instead, a bear cub has become our hunting party’s unofficial mascot.


Mark Morgan on the bathhouse roof

Rec Park bathhouse goes solar

Last week a small crew—helped by a crane—hoisted solar panels onto the roof of a bathhouse in the Grand Marais Rec Park. Mark Morgan is installing the panels on the bathhouse roof.