Is the New Morel Boom Upon Us?

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It all started with a Facebook post. 

Another user shared a photo of a single mushroom found where an ash tree had been cut down, asking for assurance that it was a morel. It was. That was probably case closed for most. But not for me. 

My mind instantly went into overdrive. In a flash, it connected several dots and provided a most compelling hypothesis. I knew trying to ignore it would be torture, whereas following my instincts could bring generous rewards. 

There really was no choice. 

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The Mysterious Case of Minnesota’s Disappearing Deer

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For years, the Minnesota hunting community has wrung its hands when it comes to one apex predator: the timber wolf. 

Wolves famously require lots of deer to eat; the ratio is usually cited at or above 20 adult deer per wolf annually. Since their range has expanded greatly in the last 40 years, so has the controversy surrounding their presence.

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