Dakota Edge Outdoors was created when Nick Simonson’s love of hunting, fishing, conservation and the outdoors collided with his passion for storytelling and aligned with his return to his native North Dakota. The amazing content provision service that came to be as a result fosters a greater appreciation and enjoyment of hunting, fishing and outdoors recreation throughout North Dakota and the surrounding area while affordably building readership and impression numbers for periodicals, businesses, websites, radio, television and other media throughout the state and surrounding region; all while sharing seasonal messages of insight and enjoyment which help residents and visitors alike get more out of their outdoor experiences.

Dakota Edge Outdoors is a single-source multimedia outlet which shares up-to-the minute developments and original stories and experiences from leading authorities in North Dakota’s outdoors with a wide variety of traditional and online media outlets and their varied readerships.  From regular daily and weekly print articles and columns by its growing stable of experts, Dakota Edge Outdoors helps media connect with their markets in a fun, fast-paced and resonating manner which ties the deep traditions of hunting and fishing with the latest tips, successful tactics and developing conditions across the region.

To access all that Dakota Edge Outdoors has to offer, please contact Nick at 507-829-9553 or email him.

Nick Simonson, Managing Member of Dakota Edge Outdoors


Nick has been a freelance outdoors journalist for over 17 years, and his writings are published in over 50 periodicals and websites throughout the upper Midwest. His weekly column, Our Outdoors, has been syndicated for 20  years in a number of newspapers, websites and media throughout the upper Midwest. His diverse interests include upland hunting, bow hunting, trap shooting, fly tying, lure making and multi-species angling.

His work has been described as “highly engaging” by radio personality and NDG&F Dept. Outreach Biologist, Doug Leier, and he has “a writing talent second to none” according to USA Clay Target League founder Jim Sable.

Throughout his career, he has been a volunteer with a number of sportsmen’s and conservation organizations, working to get youth into the outdoors, improve public hunting access and bolster conservation of marginal lands to benefit wildlife and the surrounding human populations.

Some of his recent positions and accomplishments include:

Member, ND Aquatic Invasive Species Committee – 2022-Present
Communicator of the Year,
North Dakota Wildlife Federation – 2020
Director at Large, North Dakota Wildlife Federation – 2019-Present
Vice President & Coach,
Missouri River Clay Target League – 2017-Present
Volunteer of the Year,
 MN Pheasants Forever – 2016
President, Lyon County Pheasants Forever – 2011-2017
Vice President, Redwood River Sportsman’s Club – 2013-2017
Founder & Head Coach, Marshall High School Clay Target League Team – 2013-2017
Vice President, Marshall Area Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2015-2016
Wounded Warriors’ Guide, MN Governor’s Pheasant Opener, Worthington – 2014
Governor’s Guide, MN Governor’s Pheasant Opener, Marshall – 2012

His devotion to providing the best, most-up-to-date original outdoors media forged Dakota Edge Outdoors and assures his clients that what they receive and share with their audiences is genuine, timely and resonant.

“It has been an honor to serve the sportsmen and conservation communities in a volunteer role for the past 20 years,” Nick said when launching Dakota Edge Outdoors, “I look forward to continuing those efforts as my life’s work through this amazing medium and the opportunity I have been provided,” he concluded.

For more information, to discuss the reaching benefits of Dakota Edge Outdoors, or to simply talk hunting and fishing, contact Nick at 507-829-9553, or email him.