Jerry Carlson, St. Cloud Times

Jerry Carlson

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Recent articles by Jerry:

What made this year's deer hunting season unique?

For those that participate in the firearms deer season, this is a year to remember – or maybe forget. → Read More

Early winter leads to unsatisfying end to waterfowl season

While the outdoor world is focusing on the upcoming firearms deer season, there are some of us that are bemoaning the loss of waterfowl opportunities. → Read More

We're due for a good pheasant hunting season

There is no doubt that expectations are high for this year’s pheasant season. → Read More

Duck hunting can be difficult — but that's part of the fun

Waterfowl hunting requires a lot of work. However, for those that truly love this sport, the overall experience is worth the effort. → Read More

Wildlife returns with change of seasons

It isn’t just people that are giddy about the sun and milder days. The wildlife is also appreciating the promise of having another winter behind us → Read More

Mourning doves find unusual home in Minnesota

Once these birds had found a consistent source of food in a somewhat protected area, they became regulars for the next month. → Read More

360-degree sonar makes ice fishing more efficient

These electronic units allow anglers to do a forward look with their sonar. They do a 360-degree view of what was around them. → Read More

Using a deadstick bobber pole can help with catching walleye

Although I don’t fish walleyes in the winter as much as I do panfish, I am a firm believer in the need to work a jig and a deadstick in tandem. → Read More

Cold weather, lack of food make winter tough on squirrels

There is little doubt that winter is a time of hardship for many of Minnesota’s outdoor critters, especially those that do not hibernate. → Read More

The correct jig can make all the difference

Choosing the correct jig is not difficult, but it does warrant some consideration → Read More

Know your ice fishing essentials this winter

I know that walkable ice is not far into the future, and I plan on being totally ready. → Read More

Turn of the month brings reflections of waterfowl season

As I work through the process of storing gear for the winter, I can’t help but spend some time reflecting on the year that is now in the books → Read More

Late-season mallard hunting can be a touchy affair

We both had learned that field hunting mallards can be a touchy affair → Read More

How you can prepare while waiting for lakes to be safe

Quality ice will develop, so it is best to be patient and wait for the safe conditions that will come. → Read More

Deer hunting stands have come a long way

Deer hunting is a long-standing tradition in Minnesota. Elevated stands are an important part of the story. → Read More

Wet season creates pheasant hunting challenges

From our experience, it appears that the best pheasant opportunities are still yet to come. → Read More

With winter looming, animals are making preparations

Being on the back side of October, most of the plants and animals that tolerate our winters have made their preparations for the long sleep → Read More

Preseason hunting training can make a difference

Going through a tune-up before the pheasant season starts is something I have participated in before. → Read More

Beautiful sunrise made up for unsuccessful hunting trip

Duck hunters will tell you there is more to a hunt than harvesting birds. → Read More

Like Canada geese, opening day can be unpredictable

Canada geese can sometimes be tricky critters to hunt during the early goose season. This year proved to be no exception. → Read More