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Remember your first hunt? I will.

  You can only be a first-time hunter once. There’s excitement in the anticipation. Some anxiousness, too. The perfect time to start your journey as a hunter? When you are ready. If you’re lucky, you’ve got experienced family or friends to make that first hunt safe, memorable and successful – however you define success. [...]

By | 2017-01-12T06:32:51+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Hunting|

Member Snapshot – Anna Sidie-Slettedahl

Anna Sidie-Slettedahl is a member of WHF. She works at USFWS as a Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, and was one of five women featured as hunters in a recent USFWS bulletin. Thank you, Anna, for being part of our group and sharing your interview. Main motivation for hunting: To challenge and [...]

By | 2016-03-02T06:25:57+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Home, Hunting|

Twelve Turkey Tips

Minnesota Turkey season runs April 15 through May 28.  Divided into eight seasons, the first three are by lottery (applications due the winter before) and the last five are open for purchasing a license over the counter prior to the date your season starts.   http://dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html is the website the MN DNR has set [...]

By | 2015-03-16T06:52:51+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Hunting|

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Deer Grandma, Story Nine   The opening day of rifle season, 1999, was a warm and sunny one.  David and I walked to the Four-Poster in midafternoon.  He sat on the swivel chair, slowly moving his head so he could keep his eyes open for deer.  I sat on a bucket, trying to watch [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:56:25+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

KNIFE RIVER BUCK

Deer Grandma, Story Eight This deer hunting thing has to be an obsession.  What other explanation could there be for . . . Purchasing a crossbow.  Climbing up the ladder and into the deer stand with one properly-operating arm.  Sitting on a damp chair in the light drizzle. Finally settled, with the crossbow cocked [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:49:35+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

SCRUFFY STUFF

Deer Grandma, Story Seven As far as scenery goes, this is not a very pretty spot.  What I see from here cannot come anywhere close to the views from the homemade deer stands near the river or creek, or those in the wooded areas adjacent to the wide-open expanses of fields and pasture. Why [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:46:57+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

FOUR POSTER

Deer Grandma, Story Six   To me, this was the Cadillac of stands.  It was on the northeast corner of our property where our land and Ralph’s land came together.  Both of us pastured cattle, and when my husband, Dan, requested that we build a stand where there needed to be some good and [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:43:40+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|