Miles of forested trails meet stretches of sandy beach in Duluth, Minnesota, home to OWAA’s 2017 conference. Mark your calendars for June 24-26, 2017, when OWAA returns to Duluth, where it hosted conferences in 1969 and 1996.
Anyone who hunts in the southern and western parts of Minnesota knows there are two types of public land ownership — those acquired by the Duck Stamp and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as waterfowl production areas, and those purchased by similar state stamps or other Minnesota funding that are managed as state wildlife management areas by the Department of Natural Resources.
Tim Cahill dangled on the rope, about halfway into the pitch-black 500-foot-deep cave. The only light came from his headlamp, but he hung so far from the cave wall, it only illuminated the steam rising from his body in the chilly air. As the rope slowly started to spin, Cahill had one thought: how would he best describe this to his readers?