Where Beauty & Nature intersect

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.4.18

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves. However, the fall fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to finish their turn over process. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.12.18

Fall fishing is approaching fast. But for now, the action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for Walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 foot range chasing schools of bait fish. Vertical baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom.  Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

DNR News – Get out and hunt Minnesota’s most popular game bird – ruffed grouse

By Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator It’s September, the leaves are turning and there is a chill in the morning air and if you’re looking for a good excuse to get outdoors and out of town here is a perfect one: grouse hunting. Never tried it? Not sure how to go about it? Well […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.06.18

Walleye fishing in the Park Rapids area remains strong. They can be found cruising the weed lines and also deep summer structures.  Live bait rigs tipped with minnows and night crawlers will produce fish.  Look in the depth ranges of 10 to 13 feet on the Weed lines and on the deep summer structures 20 […]

Heartland Concert Association Schedule

The Heartland Concert Association has announced their upcoming season! CONCERT SELECTIONS FOR 2018-2019 SEASON Concerts will be at 7:00 pm in the Park Rapids High School Auditorium Click here for Membership Information. * Check out “reciprocity” concerts below Park Rapids performances *​ Membership packets may be picked up at Beagle Books in Park Rapids, Thrifty […]

Deer Lottery Application Deadline Sept 6

Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 6. Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area […]

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