Brad Dokken is a reporter and editor of the Herald's Sunday Northland Outdoors pages. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University.
Minnesota's inaugural wolf season -- the first regulated take in the state's history -- will begin Nov. 3, the Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday. The opener coincides with the state's firearms deer season. There'll actually be two seasons -- an early hunting season and a late season beginning Nov. 24 that will include trapping. DNR officials outlined details of the two seasons Thursday in a conference call with reporters. According to Steve Merchant, wildlife program manager for the DNR in St.