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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 emorken@echopress.com or by phone at 320-763-1229.

Four deer in the freezer between two states and some opportunities lost left me with a lot to look back on from the 2021 archery season.
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.
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.
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.
High points in hill country that drop down into bottoms are great areas to scout and set up stand locations off of to get on does and bucks throughout different times of the season. In this column, Eric Morken of Forum News Service breaks down how he uses known bedding points to set up hunting locations for both morning and evening sits.
Fergus Falls wildlife supervisor Mike Oehler will work to manage an area of land that covers seven counties now as smaller staffs within DNR fish and wildlife divisions feel the pinch.