A white-tailed deer doe crosses a meadow in the fall

Virus found on Minn. deer farm inflicting quick, suspicious deaths

There are no known health risks to humans from the finding in a captive herd, the state Board of Animal Health said.

Zebra mussels found in three more Minnesota lakes

October 16
Zebra mussels have been found in lakes in Grant, Stevens and Wright counties, adding to a list of Minnesota waters that have recently reported infesta
The mollusks turned up as equipment was removed from lakes for the season.

In Rock County, farmers taketh and giveth when it comes to pheasant habitat

October 16
Pheasant hunters from Rock County gathered late last week for the dedication of Rooster Ridge, Minnesota’s newest wildlife management area. A farmer
Rock County, where farming has crowded out birds, gains some land dedicated to them
Outdoors
October 16

Minnesota pheasant hunting opener was tough all over, reports indicate

Last weekend's opener generally was tough, because of vast amounts of unharvested corn and soybeans remaining in farmers' fields.
National
October 16

The Latest: Idaho governor fears impact of dead baboon photo

The Latest on a graphic photo of an Idaho wildlife official posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa (all times local):
Outdoors
October 16
Rodney Lowe, in the company of retrievers, showed off a rooster taken during the first 90 minutes of the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener on Satur

Despite Mark Dayton's absence, Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener celebrates tradition

Luverne basks in success of the Governor's Opener, this time without the governor.
East Metro
October 15

Twin Cities fisherman falls into western Wisconsin lake, dies

Michael Christianson, 51, of Cottage Grove, was fishing Saturday morning on Deer Lake, roughly 7 miles east of the Minnesota border, when witnesses spotted him in the water and his empty boat drifting nearby.
Here you go, Minnesotans, all you need to know to camp well this year
Camping Guide 2017 Here you go, Minnesotans, all you need to know to camp well this year
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Whether you roll up in a Scamp from out of state in a national park or pitch your Big Agnes tent poles, enjoy a collection of favorite practices, tips and ideas.
Variety
October 15

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday.
Local
October 14
Jessica Hartshorn, a forester with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, cut the bark away from a tamarack tree as she looked for larch beetl

When it comes to climate change, you can argue, or adapt

Minnesota is trying to cope with just how much its climate has changed already.
Outdoors
October 14
Arlyn Gehrke, left, and Rodney Lowe opened the 2018 Minnesota pheasant opener on Lowe's land west of Luverne.

Anderson: On state pheasant opener, hike is good but birds are elusive

A lot of crops, a lot of water, but the pheasants won on this day.
Local
October 12
The first phase of the Isle Royale wolf relocation project has ended earlier than anticipated thanks to bad weather, the National Park Service said.

Isle Royale wolf relocation project done for the year

Bad weather shuts down trapping and transfer to the island.
Outdoors
October 11
Whitetail buck illustration, for Outdoors Weekend

Calculus of sport: What hunters have to consider — species to species — before their fall seasons

Hunters each fall gauge prospects for success against time and cost required.
Outdoors
October 11
Day-17 - With over 200 miles behind her, Melanie McManus celebrates at the top Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais. The outcrop rewards the hiker wi

Currents: Hiker and freelance writer Melanie Radzicki McManus

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Outdoors
October 11
Families would pack into the place, sometimes even forcing some family members to sleep under the kitchen table.

Dad and Mom get all the credit for this gathering spot

The cabin on McKeown Lake in central Minnesota is constant reminder of family.
Outdoors
October 11
Even after the peak of fall color you can look for the textures of dried golden leaves that litter the forest floor. ] Macro Photography Story
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Nature journal is filled with peak dates for season of transition

Nature Notes: Oct. 14 last year was the overall peak of fall colors for the Twin Cities and larger area.
Outdoors
October 11

Get out on a fall walk; opportunities abound at Minnesota parks

A list of weekend happenings includes bison tours, too.
Outdoors
October 11
Dave Thompson took a chance on Fisherman’s Village.

Minnesota resort owner reflects on expectations in a modern world

Customer expectations today are a challenge, but the rewards are plentiful.
Outdoors
October 11
The twitchy energy, the October sun, the lunches by tailgate: All are a part of the pheasant opener memory bank.

Anderson: Another pheasant opener, another chance to make memories

Wing-shooters of a certain age know their rewards.
Outdoors
October 11
Focused young cyclist riding out on a country road

The Bike Guy: Paths are murky in search for answers on rails-to-trails land

Conservancy's coyness only begs question of where next state path might be.
Outdoors
October 11
Decoys, the tools of the waterfowl trade.

A waterfowl hunter and writer takes inventory of his life afield

It's been a grand journey, full of travel, mystery and intrigue.
Outdoors
October 9
“Back Forty Pheasants’’ by Twin Cities wildlife artist Jim Hautman illustrates a period now long past when shelterbelts, fencelines and abandone

Habitat for pheasants keeps shrinking

Farms are not offering as much cover for game birds as they once did, and Conservation Reserve Program acreage is falling.
Outdoors
October 9

Majority of corn, soybean fields still standing for pheasant opener

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.
Outdoors
October 9

Marathoners reflect: Feeling the burn and feeling the elation

Catching up with runners profiled in advance of the Twin Cities Marathon.