Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.

Morken has been with the Echo Press since graduating with a journalism degree from Augustana College (now Augustana University) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2007. Before that, he grew up in the town of Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Contact him at emorken@echopress.com or by phone at 320-763-1229. Follow him on Twitter @echo_sports.

Languages: English

Eric Morken details steps he took to train his black lab, Gus, to track big game this summer to use in making recoveries after a shot. Gus has a background in pheasant hunting. He took to the training quite easily, and has helped on two successful track jobs so far this season.
Don't let weather be the primary decision-maker on whether or not you get in the woods this fall. A look at what science says about this and some examples of "bad-weather" bucks.
A slight move after seeing two good bucks together on the first evening sit in North Dakota on Sept. 3 leads to a 2-yard shot from 8 feet high in the tree. Video and written details of what worked for Morken on opening weekend.
In this video from Northland Outdoors, Eric Morken breaks down his setup for hunting out of a saddle and the top three reasons he loves this style of hunting over the hang-on stands he used for so many years.
Four deer in the freezer between two states and some opportunities lost left me with a lot to look back on from the 2021 archery season.
How everything came together on a 2021 buck in North Dakota on Nov. 2.
Growth rates show interest, but there’s work to be done.
October is one of the best times of the year to target big fish of almost all species.
Switching to a heavier total arrow weight tipped with a 200-grain single bevel broadhead has led to better arrow penetration and overall performance than the author has ever had after years of hunting with lighter setups.
Alexandria's Drake Herd unofficially wraps up the Angler of the Year honor as the most consistent pro on tour this season as he sits in sixth place going into Friday's championship finale.