What makes Ottertail County a great region to live and visit?
My Answer: The hunting opportunities.
There are a number of great things that make this area an awesome place to live. We have more lakes in this county than any other county in the United States. We have a landscape of incredible beauty and we have four seasons of weather. My personal favorite season is Autumn. The reason for it being my favorite season is because it is when the football season starts and hunting season starts. We have it all in this area from the stand point of an outdoors man. You can start hunting September 1 and hunt all the way through December 31.Hunters have the opportunity to hunt, ducks, geese, pheasants, grouse, prairie chickens, snow geese, turkeys, mourning doves, deer, and various small game throughout these 4 months. For more information on Minnesota Hunting check out the Minnesota Department of Naural Resources.
This past weekend the early goose season started and I spent Saturday morning sitting in a hole in ground. You might be thinking why in the world would you get up at five in the morning in order to go hunt geese and sit in a hole in the ground. Especially, when you could sleep in or relax? Well as a matter of fact I would for a variety of reasons. Hunting is a peaceful time where you can let the stresses of every day life disappear. Lord knows that this world is hectic! Also, having the opportunity to see animals up close and personal in their natural environment is a very rewarding.
I didn't have any luck getting a goose on Saturday morning but I did capture the beautiful sunrise as it came up over the decoys.