Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors features discussion of all things outdoors in the True North. With thousands of lakes and thousands of acres of forest, Paul Bunyan Country is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in North America and you’ll hear from the some of the nation’s best guides and anglers.

Latest Episodes

THE BIRDMAN OF BECIDA: Blane Klemek is For The Birds…Literally.

Blane Klemek is not only the Northwest Regional Wildlife Manager, he’s a columnist for the Bemidji Pioneer and one of his most common topics is birds. He has a passion for all the birds in the north country and today he shares his top tips for bird feeding and luring the birds to your backyard and feeders.

MANDY MANIA: Mandy Uhrich Is Trying To Find Time To Do It All!

If Mandy Uhrich had her way, she’d fish for everything and hunt for everything…but there’s only so many hours in the day…and pesky jobs too. Nonetheless, we’ll find out about her hunting adventures as well as her thoughts on this snow dump we got before the ice was ideal. Plus a Holiday Fast Five and a Fishing/Hunting New Year’s Resolution.

BRO WEATHER: Bro Brosdahl Is Ready For Hardwater

Bro Brosdahl loves this time of year. It’s finally cool enough for him! Now if we can just get that ice thick enough. Bro tells us what he’s seeing on the ice, where to find them, what to spend your Christmas money on AND even a Holiday Fast Five.

ICE SEASON? Nate Blasing Says Not Quite

The ice was shaping up nicely…and then all that wet snow. That has set everything back and we check in with Nate Blasing to find out how things are (or are not) shaping up in the Brainerd Lakes area. The cold has helped the ice continue to thicken even under all that snow. He’s got it all…plus a Holiday Fast Five.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Bonus Deer Hunting in Bemidji…Because of CWD

Blane Klemek has been on Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors almost as much as Kev Jackson lately. But there’s been a lot to cover. We had hunting seasons to preview, hunting seasons to recap, and there was the CWD positive deer and a possible special hunt. Well, Blane is back because it’s now TWO CWD positives and the hunt is happening…very soon. Plus, Blane can take “Interim” off that title. We have all the details.

ice Ice Baby: Dick Beardsley Previews Hard Water Season

Lots of reports of good ice bites and of course, many places are not quite there yet. Dick Beardsley checked in a couple weeks ago to preview the season and give early ice advice. It’s always fun to talk with Dick Beardsley, who has never found a reason to NOT be enthusiastic.

MANDY UHRICH: Decisions, Decisions…Lots of Bites & Lots of Game

Mandy Uhrich is always in a quandary. She loves fishing and she loves hunting. When we talked to her prior to the deer opener, she was torn by the great bites every species were providing in the Brainerd Lakes area. But the call of the woods was hard to resist. Certainly since then, she’s probably given up on fishing, but a great conversation as always!