I live in the great state of Minnesota, commonly referred to as the “Land of 1,000 Lakes”. Yes, there really are that many lakes in the state, and probably a few more. That means that almost every resident knows how to fish, and for some of us even freezing winters can’t keep us from the lakes. Ice fishing is a way of life in some places, and trust me you don’t want to mess with another angler’s frozen spot on the lake.
Along with fishing we also have a lot of hunting, and I’m happy to report that our pheasant index is up this year. That means we’ll be allowed to legally bag more and that is always a good thing. If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying fresh roasted pheasant, I suggest you add it to your “bucket list”. The game is so plentiful in my state that there are actually events help to help recruit and retain hunters and anglers. This doesn’t mean that we don’t care about the environment, the opposite is actually true. That is why we work so hard to ensure we keep our wildlife populations under control. When fish and animal populations explode that is when you run into problems.
In case you can’t already tell I am passionate about hunting and fishing, and try to participate in every season. That actually isn’t that hard since something seems to always be in season. Some of my favorites are northern pike and pheasants, but I also love going after walleye. I’m also getting interested in big game, and that is what gave me the idea to start this blog. I needed a new platform to tell my stories, since my friends and family swear that they’ve heard them all before.
I don’t just spend time outdoors hunting and fishing, I also just love being out in the fresh air. So this blog will also cover my hikes and the cool new places that I discover on the way. Incidentally, this is how I find many of my favorite fishing spots, along with the perfect place for my tree stand. I literally can’t wait for the start of deer season. I know that this spot is perfect, and hopefully this year I’ll be able to bag a 6 or 8 pointer.
So now you know a little bit about me, and the things that I am passionate about. I promise to keep everyone updated on my adventures, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my tips and tricks with fellow hunters and anglers. Who knows maybe after reading a few of my blog entries you’ll realize that Minnesota really is an outdoor lover’s paradise.