If Mandy Uhrich had her way, she’d fish for everything and hunt for everything…but there’s only so many hours in the day…and pesky jobs too. Nonetheless, we’ll find out about her hunting adventures as well as her thoughts on this snow dump we got before the ice was ideal. Plus a Holiday Fast Five and a Fishing/Hunting New Year’s Resolution.
Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors
Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors features discussion of all things outdoors in the True North. With thousands of lakes and thousands of acres of forest, Paul Bunyan Country is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in North America and you’ll hear from the some of the nation’s best guides and anglers.
Bro Brosdahl loves this time of year. It’s finally cool enough for him! Now if we can just get that ice thick enough. Bro tells us what he’s seeing on the ice, where to find them, what to spend your Christmas money on AND even a Holiday Fast Five.
The ice was shaping up nicely…and then all that wet snow. That has set everything back and we check in with Nate Blasing to find out how things are (or are not) shaping up in the Brainerd Lakes area. The cold has helped the ice continue to thicken even under all that snow. He’s got it all…plus a Holiday Fast Five.
Henry Drewes spent many years as the Northwest Regional Fisheries Manager and now he’s spending many days on the water, in the woods and in the fields. We get his thoughts on the past year’s fishing, the upcoming ice fishing and some hunting too.
Blane Klemek has been on Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors almost as much as Kev Jackson lately. But there’s been a lot to cover. We had hunting seasons to preview, hunting seasons to recap, and there was the CWD positive deer and a possible special hunt. Well, Blane is back because it’s now TWO CWD positives and the hunt is happening…very soon. Plus, Blane can take “Interim” off that title. We have all the details.
Lots of reports of good ice bites and of course, many places are not quite there yet. Dick Beardsley checked in a couple weeks ago to preview the season and give early ice advice. It’s always fun to talk with Dick Beardsley, who has never found a reason to NOT be enthusiastic.
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Northwest Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek Recaps Deer & Other Hunting Seasons
There were certainly some good stories in the various hunting seasons this fall, but there was a bad one too…a CWD positive deer found in the wild south of Bemidji. Blane Klemek covers that and everything else deer and otherwise in this season wrap up…well, except for muzzle loader and a few hardcore archers.
Scott Mackenthun wrote about it last year, and this year he tells us the tale. As deer season wanes (just muzzle loader left…and a few hard core archers). We had it on the radio prior to the opener, but if you missed it then, listen now…plus a little fishing talk too (and his first Fast Five).
Mandy Uhrich is always in a quandary. She loves fishing and she loves hunting. When we talked to her prior to the deer opener, she was torn by the great bites every species were providing in the Brainerd Lakes area. But the call of the woods was hard to resist. Certainly since then, she’s probably given up on fishing, but a great conversation as always!
We talk alot of fishing with Bruce Jean of Rainy Lakes Guiding, but he also loves deer hunting, and we had a chance to talk prior to the opener. Great tales, plus some (now close to outdated) fall fishing talk and much more.