Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and Fishing

News and photographs from local hunters and fishermen.

The opening weekend of Minnesota’s firearms deer season produced results similar to last year for area hunters. One of the top reports from the Gaylord area came from hunters afield near Altnow’s Lake which is located north and east...

Still in full velvet!

This eight-point buck, shot by Kerry Wuetherich of rural New Auburn, still had velvet on its antlers. Wuetherich shot the buck near Rochester. A hormonal defect is believed to be the reason the animal still has the...

Lafayette Turkey

Gaylord native Tim Hendrycks shot this turkey near Lafayette. The bird was 21-pounds with a 10-1/4” beard. It had spurs that were 1-1/4” in length.
The bass were biting last week at Green Lake north of the Twin Cities for Gaylord angler Dave Main. The former Gaylord football coach topped the amateur division of the Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour Tournament of Champions and came...

Hog hunting!

Eric and Don Swenson shot these wild boars last month near Lake Moorehaven, Florida. According to Swenson, each boar weighed approximately 100-pounds. –Submitted Photo

Fishing under a full moon

That angling tactic has proved successful for Roger Meffert of Gaylord. Meffert, pictured in top photo, caught a 28-inch walleye earlier this month on Lake Miltona near Alexandria. Meffert’s fishing partner Christopher Goetsch (lower photo), a Gaylord native, caught...

Prize Pike!

Ethel Bauer of rural Gaylord caught this 30-inch northern last month near Sugar Loaf Island in Minaki, Canada. She also caught a 16-inch small mouth bass on the trip. –submitted photo

Hooked in Hawaii!

William Paine and Joe Reinke caught these two yellow fin tuna last month while fishing off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Paine’s prize catch weighed nearly 160 pounds. Paine (second from left) and Reinke (second from right) are...

Fishing for dollars!

Sibley East graduate Chris Meyer, of Arlington, was among the prize money winners in the Wave Wacker Invitational fishing tournament last month at Mille Lacs Lake. Meyer’s fishing partner in the tournament was Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey coach...

Big Northern

Our outdoors feature returns with a smile this week. Parker Dietz caught this northern last month on Lake Perrault in Ontario, Canada. The trophy pike was 40-inches long and weighed more than 17 pounds. Dietz is...