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Eric Morken

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues. Contact him at or by phone at 320-763-1229.

Supplemental feeding of deer, even in northern states like Minnesota, is almost never necessary and often does more harm than good, DNR big game program leader Barb Keller said. Whitetails, one of the most adaptable wildlife species in the country, survive harsh winter conditions by slowing their metabolism, foraging on natural browse and leaning on the fat reserves they stored up through the fall.
I have bowhunted the late season every year for about 16 years now in Minnesota, and finding areas that have had limited pressure this time of year is rule No. 1 for me if I can find it.
How everything came together on a 2021 buck in North Dakota on Nov. 2.
Growth rates show interest, but there’s work to be done.
October is one of the best times of the year to target big fish of almost all species.
Switching to a heavier total arrow weight tipped with a 200-grain single bevel broadhead has led to better arrow penetration and overall performance than the author has ever had after years of hunting with lighter setups.
Alexandria's Drake Herd unofficially wraps up the Angler of the Year honor as the most consistent pro on tour this season as he sits in sixth place going into Friday's championship finale.
Moorhead's Tom Huynh hold a narrow lead over Alexandria native Kent Andersen among the top 40 pro anglers on Otter Tail Lake near Ottertail, Minnesota, while Alexandria's Drake Herd sits fifth going into Thursday.
Many of the Midwest's best professional walleye anglers will be in West-Central Minnesota Sept. 22-24 as the top 40 pros and amateur co-anglers battle for a more than $100,000 prize package at the Cabela's-Bass Pro Shops National Walleye Tour championship event.
“The other seniors that I have been with since day one have completely accepted me,” Buchholz said. “They’re basically my brothers. An older guy my sophomore year had said we’re one big family. We’re a bunch of brothers and a sister. At that point I was the only girl on the team. He said that, and that really stuck with me. This is a family, and it’s where I need to be. I can’t just quit on these guys even if I wanted to.”