Jen Theisen, on the Superior Hiking Trail -- her domain as a Granite Gear Grounds Keeper in 2019.

Trail trash collector picked up for a year – and relished it

Minnesotan says her role as a Grounds Keeper, an outdoors stewardship program, was simple but had a profound personal effect.

Anderson: Impact of law change plays out for disabled hunter on opener

November 14
Pierce Pennaz, who has Down syndrome, bagged a buck on a shared hunt with his father.

Sheriff makes plea after many fishing on vast N. Minnesota lake are rescued

November 14
Authorities want resort owners to tell anglers not to go on the ice this early in the season.
Outdoors
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On the John Muir Trail: Michelle Schroeder has 25 years of backpacking experience.

Currents: Michelle Schroeder, backpacking instructor and guide

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Duluth
November 15
A skier jumped off a snow bank at Mont Du Lac ski resort on Thursday. Mont Du Lac ski resort in Superior, Wis., opened its slopes for the first runs o

The bright side to all the cold weather lately: An early start to ski season

In northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, resorts and ski areas say chilly temperatures mean prime snow-making.
Outdoors
November 14
Outdoors board games run the gamut.

Need your outdoors fix indoors? Try these board games

From national parks to foraging, these games are a twist on table game play.
Outdoors
November 14
Parker and Zach Jeronimus

2019 Minnesota deer opener: These hunters didn't miss

Plenty of success was to be had on opening weekend of Minnesota's deer season. Here are some memorable stories.
Tony Jones baptized his 14-year old son, Aidan, as a neophyte voyageur at the completion of the Height of Land Portage in the BWCA. ] Aaron Lavinsky �
Special Series: Boundary Water Passage Father, son launch epic canoe journey in Boundary Waters
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Part 1: A rainy start and sore shoulders foreshadowed the adventure to come for a father and son on the lakes near the Minnesota-Canada border.
Outdoors
November 14
Whitetail deer

The time is optimal for studying deer actions in late fall

Nature Notes: Frequent program at Lowry Nature Center through the years.
Outdoors
November 14
Renovating the cabin on South Twin Lake, 35 miles west of Lake Itasca, has taken some work and money.

Seeing potential in the cabin near Itasca, feeling a tug to return

Cabin Country: Family went for it when the old place became available.
Outdoors
November 14
brand new hiking boots on white background

Weekend parks and refuge hikes focus on swans, sunsets

Happenings this weekend at state parks, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
East Metro
November 13
A boat cruising the St. Croix River is seen from the St. Croix River bridge in Stillwater in 2018.

State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.
Outdoors
November 13
Brandon Van Tassel was 4 years old when his dad, Kim, was killed by a hunter. Now 30 years later, Brandon is himself an avid hunter.

Anderson: Drawn to hunting years after his father's death afield

Deer hunting lures Andover's Brandon Van Tassel, whose father died pursuing the sport
Outdoors
November 12

Opening weekend deer harvest down slightly from a year ago

Nearly 97,000 deer harvested through Tuesday; reaching 2018 total unlikely.
Outdoors
November 12
A wintry mix.

What makes winter 'Winter': New book covers the dark and sparkle

Review: 'Winterlust' is an homage to all that the season brings.
East Metro
November 12
Variety
November 10

Michigan hunters use branch saw to free entangled bucks

Quick-thinking hunters in central Michigan have rescued two deer who literally became locked in battle.
Outdoors
November 9
Eden Prairie middle school student Livia Fornetti worked diligently this year with her mother to earn her firearms safety certificate. Her first hunti

Send us your deer pictures

Star Tribune Outdoors continues to welcome readers' deer pictures as part of the newspaper's annual tradition of honoring families who participate in Minnesota's keystone hunting…
Outdoors
November 9

When only a doe will do, the bucks crowd the territory

Bucks came and went, but they weren't the goal this opening morning.
Local
November 8
While the news about zebra mussels larvae in Lake of hte Woods came as a setback to anglers and recreators who regularly visit the giant lake surround

Larvae of zebra mussels found in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota DNR says

The Minnesota DNR added the Minnesota portion of the lake to the state's zebra mussel infested waters list.
Local
November 8
A Waste Management dumpster for deer carcasses in Rochester, Minn. Waste Management backed out of the job, leaving the Minnesota DNR scrambling for re

Minnesota DNR secures dumpsters for deer carcasses

The agency had been scrambling to install the dumpsters after its expected supplier dropped out.
Outdoors
November 8
Minnesota DNR cites 'rider' in personal watercraft jump over road in YouTube stunt

Minnesota DNR cites 'rider' in personal watercraft jump over road in YouTube stunt

A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views — and a couple of citations from the DNR.
National
November 7

Walz heads to Fergus Falls for annual Governor's Deer Opener

Gov. Tim Walz heads to Fergus Falls for the 17th annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener.
Outdoors
November 7
Jonathan Ringdahl looks for opportunities to paddle in any season.

Jonathan Ringdahl: Canoe and kayak instructor, adventurer

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