Rock County Sports

I get asked all the time how I come up with topics for weekly columns I have been writing for over 17 years (about two years for the Rock County Star Herald). The answer is curiosity. Many times I will see or hear about this bird or that animal, and I want to find out for myself what they are all...
This is a time of year my phone rings frequently with calls from folks who want to get their hands on some corn to feed wildlife — pheasants in particular. So, is feeding pheasants a worthwhile endeavor? The answer is that it really depends. Pheasants during winter periods will feed primarily on...
I was on the phone with a friend the other day about getting together to shoot some pool on the new table in his basement. We both thought it was a good idea. I also said that if we did not set a time and date now, three months from now we would still be just talking about it.  He agreed, so we...
If you have more than one dog, there is a greater chance for things to go wrong. After a great hunt last Tuesday, my big lovey dog Sarge came up lame. Walking around on three legs looks really funny but it’s not a laughing matter. After some very close inspection it was obvious that he had gotten a...
So, the most asked question in my family circle these days is, “What do you want for Christmas?” There is always the easy gift card way out, but we all know that the right gift is far better than a chunk of plastic, even if you can spend it anywhere you like. The recommendations for your outdoor...
The 19th annual De-Light-Ful 5K Run is set for Saturday, Nov. 30. Registration for the event is now open on www.allsportscentral.com website. There also will be race day registration starting at 5 p.m. at the Luverne Armory. A one-mile walk/run has been added to the event this year. Walkers can...
I visited with the local conservation officer, Andrew Dirks, a few times over the past few weeks about the new rules and regulations and things hunters and fishermen need to be up to date on. Many COs have retired in the past five years and more retirements are on the horizon. When one retires, the...
What is better then bagging a nice buck? It depends on who you are, but in my case that would be watching someone else bag a nice buck, and preferably it would be someone who has never shot a deer before. If they are really young, really old, or a lady of any age, they are all good. I have bought a...
I live in Nobles County but have been spending more time in Rock County over the few past years. I was a helper in the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Luverne last October, so that involved a few meetings and visits. The Rock County Pheasants Forever chapter officers and volunteers are a...
I can’t confirm this, but I have been told that 80 percent of all roosters harvested during the entire 10-week season will be taken in the first 10 days. There are many hunters who will only hunt the first few weeks and then take up deer hunting when that season opens in early November. If...

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