Reports from anglers have about disappeared, everyone with an outdoor recreation plan in Voyageur Country is concentrating on hunting. The firearms deer season open on Saturday and the forecasts at this point look good. The weather should be pretty mild for early November. There are vast tracts of public land in Koochiching County open to hunting but keep in mind that hunting is not allowed within Voyageurs National Park.
Local deer hunters are often concentrating on portions of the forest where they have a shack and know the lay of the land very well. If you can tell you are in the area of a traditional shack, give them some leeway. There are lots of other areas where you can bring a portable stand or blind or just give a try at still hunting.
Grouse hunting continues through the firearm season and you can still hike voyageur country forest trails just for the hike of it. If you do, put safety first and be sure to wear blaze orange.
This weekend also brings a timely change, the change to standard time. We go off Daylight Savings Time at 2:00 am on Sunday morning so you will want to set your clocks back before going to bed Saturday night. Comic George Carlin figured DST into one of his eternal questions, asking: “What do they do with it, and where do they keep it?”