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Declines continue, with habitat loss a big influencer.
A lot of crops, a lot of water, but the pheasants won on this day.
Wing-shooters of a certain age know their rewards.
The vast, standing crops often prove nearly impenetrable by hunters and their dogs, thus providing safe havens for rooster pheasants, which many wing shooters consider the most beautiful of game birds.
As our governor opens the pheasant season next weekend, a look at his conservation-minded leadership
A state watchdog in the 1970s, Merritt said with regard to current mining push: Proceed with caution.
Historically, fall grouse-harvest numbers have tracked population estimates forecast by spring drumming counts. But last year's lopsided disparity between the two indicators worried DNR officials.
The DNR had issued an upbeat prediction for Saturday's opener, reporting that duck nesting conditions were good this spring. That was welcome news for Arnold Krueger.
Dennis Anderson: Changes made because of 2007 flood – and in spite of it – have made visiting the park a must.
Keith Nord, athlete and motivational speaker, has the usual big plans for the fall. Except …
As Tom Therrien and Todd Green half-ran through the rugged Beartooth Mountains that divide Wyoming and Montana, they prayed for help.
Communication devices more and more make sense.
Summer gives way to fall, in the field if not on the calendar, and for many it's a welcome transition
Looking back at the season on Leech, Cass, Upper Red and Lake of the Woods — and ahead to likely changes.
Flames put a scare into Pete Arnesen, who continued a solo canoe trip despite 'imminent' danger
After recent struggles, the old barn is buzzing.
The 84-year-old DNR building, with its outdoor fish pond and indoor fish tanks, will as always show off about 40 finned species to fairgoers.
Part competitor, part historian, shooters delight in the tools of the trade.
Queen Elizabeth II, who knows the world of field trials, was impressed.
Farmers want gubernatorial hopefuls to listen and address conservation topics.
Frank Addington Jr. is in town for performances at Game Fair in Ramsey.
The new Minn Kota Ultrex electric trolling motor won best of show in the boating category at the recent International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show.
The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled public meetings to discuss existing and proposed special fishing regulations for 15 lakes and one trout stream.
At Grand Teton National Park, landmark river yields trout, and memories
Fishing guide Marv Koep lowers expectations, then lets success elevate spirits on the water.
I took the RV leap years ago. There is no turning back.
Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs is still good, and pleasurable, despite the ban.
Grand Rapids' Meadow Kouffeld, a biologist and educator, is pursuing a title: 'huntress.'
The final list: What not to forget on a canoe trek into the boundary waters.
One reason might be the 5.8 inches of rain the Worthington area received Wednesday. But blame also is due at least in part to the late spring, said Nicole Davros, a DNR wildlife researcher.
Texas-bound with a fire that never quite dims.
To fish the boundary waters effectively, you needn't bring along a big tackle box. But here's what you should pack before you leave.
The Minnesota high school trap shooting championship this year will attract more than 8,000 students over nine days, but youth participation in bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing has been declining rapidly.
St. Croix and Namekagon rivers get stirring treatment in a book that coincides with the anniversary of legislation in 1968 that protects them.
Enthusiasts dig deeper into nesting preferences in home-based waterfowl village
DNR officers say rules are considered afterthoughts.
The DNR has amassed how-to fishing guides, as well as a list of Twin Cities waters with shore- and pier-fishing opportunities, and where bluegills, crappies, bass and other fish can be caught.
Is John V. Schanken's northern pike, caught in 1929, a record or just a good fish tale? His granddaughter has doubts.
You need to be prepared, but there is a danger in missing real experience.
Beyond acknowledging the net was found, Minnesota DNR regional fisheries manager Brad Parsons also declined to elaborate.
Dennis Anderson column: Alaska moose took circuitous route to land in Wolves of the World exhibit in Ely.
With the choices they made about the state's lottery-funded environmental fund, Republicans made a banana-republic-like laughingstock of the appropriation process.
As Minnesota and Wisconsin consider major changes to fishing regulations on the Mississippi, the St. Croix is on track to keep on the same path.
Mom-and-pop places are struggling. Paradise Resort was determined to upgrade.
Ideally, DNR area fisheries supervisor Gary Barnard said, Upper Red Lake would hold between 2.5 and 4.5 female walleyes per acre, or "spawners." Currently the lake is at about six.
Many gathered, and many came away happy on Minnesota's fishing opener back to shore with their limit.
Kids need a push to love the outdoors. Parents can help. Start Saturday.
Signing off, with Raven, from ''Minnesota Bound,'' Ron Schara to join siblings at annual opener reunion.
The late spring is expected to extend highly productive walleye fishing further into June than is typically the case, including a big Memorial Day weekend.
Quarrel over claims of muskies' destructive ways could have repercussions for state fish management.
The Rally for Public Lands beneath the Capitol rotunda linked the present to the past: Most who attended wore the blaze orange caps
Last year, Minnesota turkey hunters who went afield armed with bows had about a 15 percent chance of success. Those odds were about half those of hunters who toted shotguns.
Just as large as the need for runoff areas are financial incentives for worthy projects
Finding food, nesting among the concerns for pheasants, deer, woodcock.
Researchers to keep studying mallards' annual migrations, which aren't always driven by weather
Hanging in the balance is the integrity of the draft deer plan.
Over the past 16 months, the DNR has met with a 19-member stakeholder group to develop the state's first-ever deer management plan following complaints about poor oversight by the agency.
Anderson: Federal project leader sees work as 'the front lines of protection' for wetlands, waterfowl
Set of Waterfowl Production Areas provides useful feedback.
We've seen this kind of spring, and it could mean iced lakes Up North.
Column decrying effects of farm practice yielded strong, diverse response.
Habitat program came in with 2008 amendment.
Minnesota might win a Super Bowl next year or the next. Other good things surely will occur as well. But unless this problem is fixed, the state's natural resources are doomed.
Adventure trips are seductive; think about these tips, from timing to the challenges of crossing the border.
Five families form a crew that sets a singular goal this time of year: to turn sap into maple syrup
Pat Reeve and his wife Nicole, of the acclaimed outdoor TV show "Driven with Pat & Nicole'' on the Outdoor Channel, is, as you read this, on a plane to somewhere. Or soon will be. Or just was. Nicole is there as well, along with their checked bags filled with video cameras and hunting gear.
Shutter deer, elk farms to protect Minnesota's valuable wild deer herd.
Dome in Stillwater was as good a place as any to do a little fly rod work.
Few are echoing the words of the president who left a legacy of touting the outdoors.
When an injury alters skiing plans in Montana, it's a chance to revisit snowshoes
Montana passed on opportunity for hunt, but lessons may exist. Issues are akin to our Minnesota wolves.
But for lack of a little luck, Don and Val Beland — who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s traveled from Alaska to Austria to race sled dogs — might have been Olympians.
National gathering in S.D. will bring threats to fore.
Hunting companions grace the title of Ed Crozier's book about his seven decades of hunting
Contest organizers said they received anonymous information that raised suspicions, but Ivan Lyogky and his sons were tested separately by a licensed polygraph examiner and no deception was found.
DU volunteers, who will gather in Willmar, and others like them, seem to be all that's left to do the work.
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