The decision to postpone the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is looking better by the day.
A day after the 22nd annual Extravaganza was postponed from Jan. 21 to Feb.
For those who embrace the elements of the season, there's a bright side - or two - to this bright, balmy side of winter.
It was more a relief than a disappointment. After all, it was a postponement, not a cancellation.
The annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza scheduled for Jan. 21 has been postponed until Feb. 11 due to a concern over ice conditions on Gull Lake, site of the event.
It was, Gerald Noska said, a perfect day to be grouse hunting. Sunny and in the mid-30s, only a trace of snow covered the ground on Noska's property about 10 miles south of Staples.
But there would be no hunt Thursday. And probably not any day soon.
Birding aficionados might say the belted kingfisher was the crowning jewel of the first Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area Christmas Bird Count in the greater Crosslake area on Dec. 16.
It was the first day of winter, but the season was nowhere to be seen at the Wolf Lake Multi-Purpose Trail System.
Gary Drotts embraces the possibility. But for him - and others - it still remains just that.
On Wednesday, the U.S.
Dark brown and in stark contrast to its icy surroundings, the "permanent" ice fishing shanty should have stood out like, well, a permanent shanty on a small lake in mid-December.
CROSBY - Just how fat are the tires on a fat bike?
Plenty fat. As in fat enough to mountain bike through the snow in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area this winter.
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