Jerry Carlson, St. Cloud Times

Jerry Carlson

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Past articles by Jerry:

Carlson: Nuisance bear reports are not that uncommon in the St. Cloud area

Once a bear finds a source of food, such as bird feeders, it will return over and over for an easy meal. → Read More

A simple trolling method using small jigs for catching summertime fish

It is common to catch bass, northern and an occasional walleye on these small jigs. → Read More

When family visits from out of state, you go fishing even on miserable days

I know that the best time to go fishing is whenever you can. However, it doesn’t always pan out. → Read More

Muddy lakes and high water: another fishing opener foiled by weather

It rained buckets which caused considerable run-off. This run-off filled rivers and streams to overflowing which in turn raised water levels in many lakes. → Read More

It's time to prepare for turkey hunting season in Minnesota. Here's what you should know.

Starting April 13, hunters can select a time period for their hunt. → Read More

Although gamefish season closed last month, panfish season remains open year-round

Perch, crappies, sunfish and channel catfish have a continuous season. → Read More

Outdoors: Garmin LiveScope can shorten the process of locating suspended crappie fish

It had been many days since I had really gotten into a respectable crappie bite. I felt it was time. → Read More

Outdoors: Incredible sunrises make tough goose hunting trip worth it

Watching the sunrise in a winter wheat field on a hilltop in Kansas is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But it was exactly where I wanted to be. → Read More

Outdoors column: Waterfowl season kicks off this weekend. Here's what is new with decoys

It was thought that motorized decoys gave too much of an advantage to hunters as they were proven to attract ducks. → Read More

Carlson: Minnesota's mourning dove hunting season opens Sept. 1

For those that have never hunted mourning doves, there are some facts to consider. → Read More

Carlson: The simple yet versatile slip-bobber rig

Slip-bobbers are ideal for fishing from shore or off of docks as they allow anglers to make long casts yet still fish at any depth. → Read More

New DNR regulations aim to sustain panfish size

The goal of the initiative is to help sustain, or even increase, the size of bluegills, and sometimes crappies, in 94 Minnesota lakes. → Read More

Fishing tip-ups for northern can be a great way to spend a day on the ice

Northern are plentiful in many of our area lakes and certainly offer a unique winter fishing opportunity. → Read More

What transportation is safe on inconsistent ice?

As winter progresses, local ice will thicken. Until then, patience and safety are quality virtues to contemplate. → Read More

Usually heard but not seen, a barred owl makes a rare appearance

Even though the owl has not been back to visit our woods, the two-day event was certainly quite memorable for us. → Read More

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