A big birthday bass and other Trophy Tales

A big birthday bass and other Trophy Tales

A look at this week's big catches and information on how your next fish could be among our weekly stories.

Duluth bear enjoys an afternoon snack, a dip in the pool

July 26
Duluth bear enjoys an afternoon snack, a dip in the pool
Intruder's kiddie pool respite is cute, but not normal.

Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons

July 23
Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons
Bird hunters worry that age, infirmary, work or other calamity might someday keep them from venturing afield in autumn, an eventuality to be deferred as long as possible, passion being the best defense.
Outdoors
July 26

Anderson: In muskie debate, the needs of all must reign

Everyone agrees the Gull Lake Chain will make excellent muskie water. Yet at times it's already tough to find a parking spot at one of its public launch sites.
Outdoors
July 26

Q&A: Opponent of muskies on Otter Tail County lakes has his voice heard

Pelican Lake property owner David Majkrzak, a retired mechanical engineer who lives in West Fargo, N.D., has been one of the loudest anti-muskie voices around Fergus Falls.
Outdoors
July 26

Minnesota Fishing Report for July 27

A look at where the fish are biting around the state.
Outdoors
July 26

Gear alert: New tricks and old baits

In some cases, fish tire of seeing the same bait.
Outdoors
July 26

Gull Lake to get muskies under DNR stocking plan

A Minnesota fish feud over muskie stocking has been settled — for now — with a decision by the DNR to introduce the big predators to the Gull Lake chain near Brainerd.
Outdoors
July 26

Pursuit of crappies turns up so much more

Crappie hunt turns up so much more — bugs, birds and other beings — for well-studied angler
Outdoors
July 22

A love story: Three years with Mabel the killdeer

My Portal Species: Sauk Centre man recounts special courtship with a bird and her chicks on his homestead of native prairie and wetlands.
Outdoors
July 22

Kindness of strangers – and a banana – saved this bike trip from disaster

With no training and little preparation and in the scorching heat of summer, she set off to ride from Duluth to La Crosse, Wis.
Outdoors
July 22

She is an athlete who is more about other athletes

Nicole Cueno of the Minneapolis YWCA gets inspired by her surroundings and the people she coaches.
Outdoors
July 21

Keep safe in the wild? With nature, there are no guarantees

In light of the recent deaths in the Boundary Waters, here are some safety tips to remember if you're exposed to extreme weather in the woods.
Outdoors
July 21

Anderson: If it's too hot to fish, jumping in is the next option

These recent blistering days of midsummer in Minnesota have been known as "under the dock'' days.
Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
Camping 2015 Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
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New to camping or is your second home a Eureka tent? Various parks experts have helped us assemble a guide into the wide possibilities Minnesota has to offer.
Outdoors
July 21

A weekend slate of orienteering, archery and paddleboarding at Minnesota parks

A lot of activity, from Minneopa to Frontenac to Sibley to Cleary Lake
Outdoors
July 21

Lock is great vantage point for high water of St. Anthony Falls

Tours led by National Park Service happen daily at lock in Minneapolis.
Outdoors
July 21

Jelly keeps the birds coming back, but they need to play nice

My Portal Species: It's been a wonderful time learning to attract and watch Baltimore orioles.
Outdoors
July 21

Nature Notes: Bird bathing has a purpose more than cleaning

Preening is the most important act in the care of a bird's feathers.
Outdoors
July 21

It's simple joys up at 'The Trabin' near Backus

Mobile home was bought with the idea of eventually upgrading. They were happy to stand pat.
Outdoors
July 21

Want to hire a fishing guide? A lot comes into play

Clear communication, intentions are often key to a worthwhile outing.
Local
July 20

Second gator on the loose captured in Minnesota

A small alligator was spotted in Hardy Lake near Pillager, seized near the shoreline, authorities said.
Outdoors
July 20

No rod needed. 3-year-old catches 27-inch northern

Who needs a fishing pole? All young Tyler Albersman needed was a tree branch, a jig, 4 feet of line and a pencil bobber to bring in a big fish.
Outdoors
July 20

One husky muskie and other trophy tales

A look at this week's Trophy Tales and information on how your next big catch can be part of future stories.