A great site for those who love to hunt, fish, make sausage, cook, grill, and use that smoker!!

Looking to spend some quality time with a kid?  Consider Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.  Minnesotans ange 16 or older do not need a fishing license while taking a child age 15 or younger fishing from Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8, according to the Minnesota DNR.  This is a great opportunity for adults to take kids fishing without purchasing a fishing licence.  We need to get the kids involved not only in fishing but the outdoors in general.  Here is something more from the DNR:  To start, see the DNR’s Fish Minnesota page at http://www.mndr.gov/fishmn,which includes;

Answers to basic fishing questions.

Fishing terminology and a beginner’s guide to fishing.

Metro fishing spots, family-friendly settings, pier locations and places to borrow fishing gear.

Got other plans from June 6-8? Even when it’s not Take a Kid Fishing Weekend, Minnesota residents generally can fish in state parks without a fishing license if the body of water doesn’t require a trout stamp.  For more information, see http://www.mndnr.gov/state_parks/fishing.html.  For those new to  fishing, guidance can sometimes help.  Kids fishing classes from the DNR’s I Can Fish!  program run throughout the summer at state parks.  For details, see http://www.mndnr.gov/takeakidfishing.

Wonder where  Minnesota’s loons spend the winter?  Well Minnesota’s loons primarily spend their winters in the Gulf of Mexico offshore from Alabama and the Florida panhandle, and southward along the Florida Gulf Coast.  Every year I can’t wait to hear the loons when I’m out in the outdoors.  Camping and lying in my sleeping bag at night, the sounds they make are incredible.  Looking forward to seeing them next time i’m out on the water.

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