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Local Spring Valley man shoots wild boar


Tue, May 24th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Recently, Dick Harreld of Spring Valley, took a trip to the foothills of Sierra, Nevada, in Placer County, hoping to shoot a wild hog. On May 14, he shot this female boar of Russian wild hog descent.

Spring into hoof health

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

As spring arrives with its gentle breezes, warm temperatures, and promises to eradicate winter from our memory, it also can bring unpleasant issues to the farm, especially where horses are concerned.

More often than not, someone has either h ..... 
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Outback Ranch...a family experience

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom." - Helen Thompson

If this quote holds even the slightest bit of truth, one looking for a bit of freedom would look no further than the Outback Ranch. Nestled into the hills and valleys just east of Fill ..... 
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Root River Saddle Club

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Club One, of only three saddle clubs in the southeastern most portion of the state, and the only one in Fillmore County, Root River Saddle Club has a rich tradition of both horsemanship and promotion of family fun. While one might think it is limite ..... 
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Report Finds Air Pollution Harms Minnesota Fish & Wildlife

Wed, Mar 16th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors



(St. Paul) - A new report from National Wildlife Federation finds that a number of wildlife species important to hunters and anglers in Minnesota are harmed by toxic air pollution and climate change. The report comes on the same week the U.S. ..... 
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Owl Festival a hoot for kids

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

The International Festival of Owls may have in-depth programs for adults, but it also has a heap of fun for kids, too.

Cub Scouts can attend a special program on either Friday or Sunday to earn their Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop while lea ..... 
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Passion of hunting

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

I awake early in the morning, before the sun has risen, trying, without much success, to fully awake myself. I turn on my country music while I get ready to brave the cold. I eat some warm food and gulp down a cup of steaming coffee, hoping it will ..... 
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Youth snowmobile safety class December 11

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Bluff Valley Riders snowmobile Club safety class has been scheduled for Saturday, December 11, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Crop Productions Services on Hwy 44 East, Harmony. The class/driving test is for anyone 11-16 years old. State law requires anyo ..... 
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Recycling 101

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

With today's technology, there are countless groups and agencies that supply us with information on almost any subject, including recycling. I know many of you search the web now and then to gain a little more knowlege about things that may be of in ..... 
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