As the coming of spring gains momentum so does the activity level of the sporting life. Get your pups out for explorations and training tune-ups. Maybe competitions are considered. The NMESSC has a couple of fun trials planned, the first on Easter Saturday, April 16, and another on May 21. The licensed field trial will be on April 23-24.

In addition, you can feed your upland interests by supporting local conservation organization fund raisers. The North Country Pheasants Forever has their banquet on March 26, ticket information call Jake @ 218.434.0929. Ducks Unlimited and Ruffed Grouse Society are also conducting banquets at this time.