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TWO HEARTS -- A deer hunter values the most fundamental reason to hunt: the harvest of food. This is an article I wrote and photographed for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, and which appeared in their Nov/Dec 2012 issue. This is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Fabulous Fox Family is a Young Naturalist piece I wrote and photographed for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. Even though it is an article for young people, I think you'll enjoy it no matter your age! This is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
HOME FOR HAWK OWLS: This is an article I wrote, and photographed (with Bill Marchel) for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine on the existence of a breeding Northern Hawk Owl population in Minnesota. This is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
DIVER DAWN -- Diving Duck Hunters Are Born Not Made. This popular essay of mine appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine. It too is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
THE BIRTH OF DU (DUCKS UNLIMITED): This is my article that appeared in the November/December issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine, and that is an excerpt from my book, The Ducks Unlimited Story. This article is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
The Good News Ducks: My article in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine about one of my favorite birds -- the Ring-necked duck!
BOG OF THE BIRDS: This is a multi-media presentation of my photo essay of the Sax-Zim Bog which appeared in the Minnesota Volunteer magazine. This link will take you off-site.
Ups and Downs in the Grouse Woods: An article on the population cycles of Ruffed Grouse in Minnesota, which appeared in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. This link will take you off-site.
RETOOLING MINNESOTA'S DUCK FACTORY: Global climate trends indicate the prairies of the Dakotas, where as much as 50% of North America's prairie nesting ducks are raised, will become drier, while Minnesota's prairie will get wetter. Can Minnesota pick up the slack in duck production if this occurs? Here's a feature article I wrote for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine that examines this issue.
THE ALPHA ACCIPTER: I didn't write this article March/April issue of the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, but I was the principal photographer for the story. Photographing the secretive and aggressive goshawk while they were nesting was a great challenge! Click on the "Goshawk Encounters" video link when you get to the Volunteer magazine page for a chance to see and hear a goshawk.
NO ROOM FOR DUCKS -- A duck hunter discovers the local implications of global population growth.
Waterfowling's Tug of War -- The politics of how duck seasons are determined -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine
Church of the Silver Trout -- A steelhead fishing essay I wrote for the MN Conservation Volunteer magazine
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