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By Nick Simonson   The dogs recoiled in unison from the movement of the dark, curly-que shaped creature standing out against the streetlight glow which illuminated the driveway cement near the garage door.  On our daily walk in the pre-dawn dark of five o’clock, they shook off their surprise at the small, elongated object suddenly...

By Nick Simonson   I’ve been prone to some idiotic moments in the outdoors, such as toting an unloaded shotgun racked over my shoulders on the way back from a long walk in the field, when all of a sudden birds start flushing; or missing a buck standing broadside at 20 yards with my bow...

ON REPEAT.  A slight warmup gets pulled out from under us by the end of the week, with March expected to roll in like a lion.  We look at the cause of your cabin fever and check out some lake history and safety for your hunting buddy in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Winter...

THE BOTTOM. Welcome to the coldest day of this bitter stretch as temps once again reach their way to the low negative twenties. We keep your cabin fever at bay in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  Quick Break. Even the dogs keep outdoor time limited these chilly days. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):...

By Nick Simonson Going from hunting sharptailed grouse on the plains to ruffed grouse in the woods often presents several changes and challenges. Beyond the distances traveled, the walking required, adjusting of chokes and the solitary nature of the birds, the most notable test is finding one’s way around in the towering and varied stands...

By Nick Simonson The dust from an autumn’s worth of traveled gravel roads coated the inside of the bed of my F-150, despite the topper with the loose passenger-side screen providing ample coverage for the mix of dog gear, field kits, gallon jugs of water and an assortment of bungee cords and ratchet straps.  As...