Legacy of Hunting and Trapping on the North Shore

Series produced by WTIP

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This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region.

Through storytelling and community voices, WTIP explores the historical role of hunting throughout the entire community, as well as the cultural significance hunting continues to play for members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

This series also explores how local youth throughout Cook County about how they got involved with hunting in 2019 or recent years, and how this longstanding tradition on the North Shore has shaped human culture in the North Woods.

Support for this series comes from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

2 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Jim Wallner explains his trapping methods in Cook County, Credit: Matthew Baxley
For Jim Wallner and his family in Cook County, an early winter tradition includes setting trap lines in the nearby forests.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 10:49
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Recreational netting for whitefish and cisco is currently open on designated lakes in Cook County.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 07:09