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Give Yourself an Edge by Captain Mike Schoonveld

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Give Yourself an Edge by Captain Mike Schoonveld

I was a hunter first and a fisherman only when there were no hunting seasons open when I was young. I was mostly a self-taught hunter and there’s no lesson plan for the “school of hard knocks.” Only with time and experience did I learned the best places go as I traipsed over field and forest in quest of whatever was my quarry that day. I learned the lessons, I just didn’t know what to call them.  A few years later, as I was studying to become a wildlife biologist, some of the lessons I learned at Purdue reinforced what...

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Legendary Ice Fishing at Lake of the Woods by Mike Yurk

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Legendary Ice Fishing at Lake of the Woods by Mike Yurk

You know they take their walleye fishing seriously here as you drive into Baudette, Minnesota. There sits a huge statue of a walleye. A layer of snow covers the top of the walleye because it is winter. Behind it, blanketed in ice, is the Rainy River which flows into Lake of the Woods where ice fishing is legendary. Lake of the Woods is renown for having some of the best ice fishing in the Midwest. It is late January and four of us are sitting in an ice house on Lake of the Woods. It is a gray day with...

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