As a journalist, Ron Schara has been sharing the great outdoor experience with his readers for nearly three decades. He hosts his own program, "Minnesota Bound," which is seen on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday nights at 10:35 p.m. on KARE 11.

Ron's national program, "Backroads with Ron & Raven," airs on ESPN2 and has consistently been one of the highest rated shows on the outdoor block. Ron's television programs have won a total of four Regional Emmy awards to date.

When I was young, I wanted to be: A cowboy

Favorite story you ever worked on: A fishing partner who ran the boat, dropped the anchor, baited his own hook, cast his own rod, reeled in a fish and unhooked it. And, he did it all with no arms.

Describe your perfect day: Waking up to the task of fishing all day.

Favorite movie: "High Noon"

Proudest moment: Raising two lovely daughters.

Your inspiration: Doing my part to care for the earth and the environment.

Favorite subject in school: Biology

Favorite sport to watch: Vikings

Favorite sport to play: Baseball

Dream story: Minnesota turns back the clock and halts water pollution and soil erosion statewide.