Minnesota sends nearly 17,000 hunters to Wisconsin each fall to hunt whitetails, but this year those who hunt in the northwestern counties of Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn can't bring whole, field-dressed deer back to Minnesota because a wild deer with chronic wasting disease was found last fall near Shell Lake, Wis.
Updated: November 14, 2012, - 07:03 AM
Minnesota's half-million deer hunters have killed about 70,000 deer since the firearms season opened Saturday -- a 4 percent decline from last year, but about what wildlife officials expected.
Updated: November 07, 2012, - 07:23 AM
Hunters' success rate is less than 2%, a rate officials expect will fall.
Updated: November 06, 2012, - 11:02 AM
As of Saturday evening, 32 kills had been registered. The quota, over a two-part hunting season, is 400.
Updated: November 04, 2012, - 07:11 AM
The new big game coordinator would do well to follow Lou Cornicelli's lead and cultivate a relationship with hunters.
Updated: November 01, 2012, - 01:17 AM
Sloughs and shallow lakes across southern Minnesota are bone-dry, evidence of the continued drought.
Updated: October 23, 2012, - 08:45 PM
Walleye numbers in Lake Mille Lacs -- the state's most popular walleye fishery -- have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years, and officials aren't sure why. The lake's larger walleyes also are skinny, a sign they are not finding enough food.
Updated: October 23, 2012, - 05:33 AM
The wolves that are taken in the approaching hunt won't be the only ones removed from the population in Minnesota this year. They are commonly killed after it's determined they attacked farm animals.
Updated: October 22, 2012, - 07:28 AM
"Dogs had trouble finding scent" over the opening weekend.
Updated: October 16, 2012, - 07:14 PM