The program opens with host Bret Amundson learning about the art of fly fishing and how to cast from expert fly fisherman Mike Alwin at Whitewater State Park in southeast Minnesota.
Prairie Sportsman travels to a DNR trout hatchery in Lanesboro, Minn., then to Camden State Park where 2,500 brown trout raised at the hatchery are released into the Redwood River in southwest Minnesota. A high school stream ecology class gets their hands wet as they help the DNR release nets full of brown trout into the river.
About Prairie Sportsman
Prairie Sportsman celebrates our love of the outdoors – to hunt, fish and enjoy recreation provided by our vast resources of lakes, rivers, trails and grasslands. The program’s mission is to encourage more people to become environmental stewards as they enjoy the natural world.
Prairie Sportsman is produced by Cindy Dorn and filmed and edited by Dan Balluff. The 2017 season is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, and by Ice Castle Fish Houses Manufacturing and Live Wide Open.