Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Columnist

Sam Cook is a freelance writer and retired outdoors reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. 

DULUTH -- A new Minnesota deer management plan, long-awaited by many deer hunters, is due out early this week from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The plan, if ultimately adopted, will guide deer management strategies and communica...
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. - Paul Sundberg knows what kind of photos his followers appreciate most. He shoots excellent photos of loons feeding their chicks, moonrises over Split Rock Lighthouse, ore boats lit up on summer nights and wolf pups at a rend...
The snowies have come again.Snowy owls, denizens of the high Arctic with more than 4-foot wingspans, are showing up in large numbers across Minnesota and other Great Lakes states this winter. Many also have been seen along the New England coast.S...
ISABELLA, Minn.-Justin Bailey of Keewatin was hunting ruffed grouse near Isabella on Tuesday morning when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods."He was coming at me 100 miles per hour, and right behind him was a wolf, biting at his heels...
The closest I ever got to Vietnam was a make-believe village in a grove of trees outside Fort Sill, Okla.It was 1970, and I was a jeep driver for a captain during my training as an artilleryman. Many nights, I'd drive him to "Vietnam Village," a ...
As pheasant and duck hunters prepare for their upcoming seasons, they'll do so knowing that their success depends in part on policies hashed out in the nation's capital. Specifically, the federal Farm Bill's conservation provisions have a direct ...
EMBARGOED FOR ONLINE POSTING UNTIL 6 A.M. SUNDAY JUNE 18 DEER RIVER, Minn. -- Clearly, this was the place to be. Fourteen fishing boats trolled in close quarters on Bowstring Lake north of Deer River. Ours was one of them on this idyllic morning ...