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“Be Organized and Plan for the Unexpected!”

Today‘s Featured Canoe Trip (BWCA): This was my third trip into Minnesota’s largest untouched ecosystem, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. With my guiding hat on — seven hardy paddlers from Eden Prairie, Minnesota’s Outdoor Center, set out to explore and experience this large majestic forest. Along our trek we found many kinds of mushrooms, moss and granite protrusions.
Preparing for any trip outdoors requires planning and preparation. Knowing that conditions can — and most often WILL change require you to respond and act appropriately when conditions turn unpleasant. On the fourth day, we had rain, lightning and hail. By having a shelter, such as a lean-to tarp or canopy, everyone was able to enjoy a hot meal.

Brule Lake, MN



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fatmanslanding.com_monsterpikeTwo Northerns On One Line?

I felt a bite – or so I thought? I was reeling, when the line pulled tight. I jerked on the line, “I’m snagged,” I called out. As we prepared to backup the canoe, I felt
a tug. “Wait! —No? It’s two fish and boy is he big! Get the camera!,” I shouted as
Erik Paulsen, U.S. Congressman and avid outdoor enthusiast, prepared the net.

With Erik’s help we got some great action shots!

We’ve all seen pictures of large Northerns, but catching one trying to eat the other is an incredible sight!

The big one we let go to fight another day.

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