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Pequot Lakes man - a former outsdoorsman - enjoys a good read

Senior Profile-Dennis Schupp

Posted: February 11, 2014 - 5:06pm
Dennis Schupp of Pequot Lakes was an avid outdoorsman and worked with the DNR. Though he enjoyed fishing, after a long day working on the lake for the DNR he sometimes did not like to go back to the lake for fishing. Photo by Travis Grimler
Dennis Schupp of Pequot Lakes was an avid outdoorsman and worked with the DNR. Though he enjoyed fishing, after a long day working on the lake for the DNR he sometimes did not like to go back to the lake for fishing. Photo by Travis Grimler

Name: Dennis Schupp

Age: 82

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

What are you doing at the Pequot Lakes Library today? I am picking up some new books. I got a two week’s supply of reading here.

Hobbies: Reading, time on the computer. I used to do a lot of hunting and fishing, but age has caught up with me there, so I don’t do that much. Mostly duck hunting. I was an avid duck hunter. In fact, I made a shot at trying to hunt every day of the year, and in four years I’ve made it one time. I love duck hunting. I had Labrador retrievers, and I think half of the fun I had was watching the dogs work.

Did you have one particularly successful duck hunt? I’ve had too many of those. I got pretty good at it.

Work: I’m retired. I was a fisheries biologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Favorite meal: I guess I like an old-fashioned pot roast as well as anything. Or else a good meal of fish.

Favorite author: I run into authors. This one is kind of new. I picked up a couple books by him here. I run into a lot of authors I like and occasionally ones that I don’t like. A favorite, I’ve found, is hard to choose. I used to read nothing but nonfiction but I read a lot of fiction now. Mysteries, spy novels, some science fiction. I picked up one here (Dune). It’s a long series. I read the original Dune. In fact, I still have a copy at home. I have read the whole series. This is his (Frank Herbert’s) son now. The original Dune was a fascinating story. It reminds me a little bit of the Messiah story. I’ve enjoyed all of them.

Family: I’ve got a niece and two grandnieces. They live in St. Paul. Other than that the rest of my family is gone. I’m the last one standing in my immediate family.

— Compiled by Travis Grimler, Echo Journal staff writer

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