Points North

Shawn Perich

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Shawn Perich

Shawn Perich writes a weekly column on conservation and the outdoors for Minnesota Outdoor News. He owns Northern Wilds Media, Inc., a publishing company located in Grand Marais and is the author of eight books. He lives in Hovland with his partner Vikki and two dogs. His commentary, Points North, airs on WTIP every Friday morning between 7-8 and Saturdays on North Shore Weekend between 7-10 a.m. You can also subscribe on our Points North podcast.

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"Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe"

Points North: Young Canoe Builder Completes His Task

Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe. Rare still are bark canoe builders.


forest by paul weimer on flickr.jpg

Points North: Hedstrom Hopes Coalition Helps Forest Conservation

With due respect, Howard Hedstrom of Hedstrom Lumber in Grand Marais is at an age where he really ought to be thinking about retirement rather than embarking on new endeavors.


 
Northern Leopard Frog

Points North: Neither Frogs Nor Sunsets Should Be Taken for Granted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protection is not warranted for the northern leopard frog in 19 states, including Minnesota.


Cow moose with calf

Points North: It’s Time to Start Shooting Elephants

Recently, Minnesota Outdoor News columnist Ron Schara wrote that when it comes to understanding the cause of northeastern Minnesota’s mysterious moose decline, wolves may be the elephant in the


 
 
Ready for ducks

Points North: Conservation or Convenience?

Are you going duck hunting this weekend? The Sept. 27 opening date, a week earlier than the traditional first Saturday in October, is intended to give hunters more opportunities to kill ducks.


Mallard Hen

Points North: Conservation or Convenience?

Are you going duck hunting this weekend? The Sept. 27 opening date, a week earlier than the traditional first Saturday in October, is intended to give hunters more opportunities to kill ducks.


 
The Elk River

Points North: An Elk River Adventure

Sometimes you hear about a place and it sticks with you.


"On either side of the mountains, Montana is a good place to be."

Points North: In Montana, a Fishing Reunion with an Old Friend

On a recent trip to the northern Rockies, Vikki and I made an overnight stop in Helena, Montana, to visit our friend Tom Dickson and his partner in life, Lisa, who moved there from the Twin Cities nea