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Phone: 612-382-6927

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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States


Travis Frank and Trophy Encounters Guide Service specializes in fully-guided fishing trips for Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Lake Mille Lacs and other Metro Minnesota Waters.‚Äč

Photo Blog

Day 2...Coyote Tracks

Travis Frank


Sometimes I wonder what animals are thinking, and for this blog, coyotes are my observation.  It's no secret that coyotes have found a good home right in our back yards.  While we don't usually see the nocturnal animals around our houses, they are most definitely present.  Why they roam in certain places is beyond me, but like almost all criters, their curiousity and need for food will drive them to places near and far.  This place was near, and I suspect it was for their need for food.  These tracks ran across the open lake we were fishing, but the shoreline was slightly wooded with a few cattails nearby.  A perfect location for wintering rabbits and rodents.  The funny part is that behind the limited brushy shoreline stood several mansions.  These tracks are just a leftover reminder to how close we are to nature at all times.  Perhaps if we stop the hustle and bustle for even a few minutes each day, we could pick up on a few cool signs of nature in our own back yard.  Heaven's knows this homeowner is probably clueless about what is running in his...Day two was a doggone good one!