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Frequently seen north of camp on the Sand River recently
are a moose cow and her new calves. We haven't gotten lucky with a
good photo of them yet. However, here's a cow and calf on Hwy. 2 just down the
road several Decembers ago - licking road salt.
Ron with some of the young wolverines used in the 1993
movie, Running Free.
John Nelson of Minneapolis caught and released this 37"
northern pike on Sand Lake last winter. Fishing has been good this summer with
lots of tasty yellow perch and walleyes caught locally.
Also last winter, Mike Spencer, another friend of
Steve's, caught/released this thick one. Evidently it was the winter for huge northerns. Mmmm...this summer when Amber and I chase sticks and frisbees in Sand
Lake, we're watching our tails & paws a little more closely.
Speaking of big stuff, be sure to get a look at the two miles of old-growth white
pines along Co. Rd. 2 on your way up to Snowshoe Country. They began life in the
For those who were visiting Snowshoe Country in
mid-February, 2008 and saw the Cessna 185 spotter airplane and the helicopter
hovering, personnel from MDNR & other agencies were locating & radio-collaring
34 additional moose in the Isabella area for research that week - as explained
by articles in both the Duluth News Tribune and the Minneapolis StarTribune on
Plenty of rental cabins are open for the spring and
and hiking, quiet canoeing, and hot saunas with an evening wade in the lake, are
excellent, with several moose having been spotted on our bay.
Let me know if Ron or I can answer any questions.
Thoughts from two thoughtful goldens for the season: Don't
overeat—mostly bite off more than you can chew, give the choice leftovers to
your best friend (your dog), and always carry treats for any new dogs you may
encounter. If you're a dog, be a good dog; if you're a person, be good to your
dog. And if you need another dog, go to a rescue facility. Along with municipal
and county agencies, there are many worthy, species-specific organizations
throughout the country. On the chance that you may be looking for one of our ilk, check out www.ragom.org.
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