Andy and Dave talk with Marty Larson, an organizers of the upcoming “Snow Crush Fat Tire Race”. A fat-tire bike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud. The 5th annual “Snow Crush Fat Tire Race” will be held on January 18th at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault on groomed cross-country ski trails.
“Northfield Outdoors Year end Review.” Andy, Hayes and Dave will take a look back at 2019 and discuss some of their variety shows, topics and guests. They covered it all from hunting, fishing, motor sports, hiking and much more. They had interesting guests and interviews. From the Governor, DNR Commissioner, Forester, people involved in youth and special needs programs and experts in many fields. Northfield Outdoors just completed it’s 3rd year and they are looking ahead to more great programs in 2020.
According to their website, the River Bend Nature Center was established in 1978 in Faribault, Minnesota and is a non-profit nature center located on 743 acres which includes maple basswood forests, restored prairies, wetlands and the Straight River. The mission of River Bend Nature Center is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. Andy and Dave talk with Breanna Wheeler, Executive Director at River Bend Nature Center, about the center and all they have to offer the community.
Benji Kohn is today’s guest on Northfield Outdoors! A former Northfielder who is now the Training Coordinator with Minnesota DNR. Nationally, we are seeing a decline in both hunting and angling license sales. Less than 5% of Americans now purchase a hunting license. This has a big dollar impact on wildlife and habitat management. Listen in as Andy and Dave talk with Benji and learn what Minnesota is doing about this, including what new audiences they are trying to reach and seeking new partnerships in a variety of ways.