Anderson: Wisconsin tradition remains as deer season begins

Anderson: Wisconsin tradition remains as deer season begins

Change inevitably comes, but just as inevitably much stays comfortably the same
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Thinking winter and beyond: How to prepare to get out and enjoy the season

November 16
This fourth Big List special project of Star Tribune Outdoors is devoted to lists of every sort, from trips to books to favored gear.
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Least-reserved state parks: No obstacles for you

November 16
Least-reserved state parks: No obstacles for you
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Fires prompt another recall for Minnesota-based Arctic Cat

Dozens of mechanical failures were reported, including five with fires.
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Check these mapping apps

An increasing number of hikers are using smartphones as navigational devices, eschewing dedicated GPS receivers for simplicity or to save weight. Here are some popular…
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Great centers of nature

The clouds and rain may come, but there’s always something to learn and explore through the state’s many interactive nature centers. Here are some of…
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Ways to be kid-friendly

If you feel a kinship with nature, you want your children to learn to love the outdoors, too. Stack the deck in your favor by…
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.
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Buying used: Meeting frugal needs

Let’s face it: Outfitting yourself for a variety of adventures can get expensive fast. Especially if you’re just starting out in an activity, and aren’t sure…
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Options: National forests gems, too

State parks booked up? Try national forest campsites. With camping surging in popularity, it isn’t always easy to find a site. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) 2017…
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Look, listen, do

“Wise Trees” by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel (Abrams, 192 pgs., $40) Like their beauty in the photography book, these revered trees have stories…
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Geocaching: A gadget for exploration

Geocaching involves using a global positioning system (GPS) device to search for camouflaged containers (aka geocaches). The Minnesota state parks offer Geocaching 101 programs…
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Made in Minnesota

The outdoor gear space is jam packed these days. While you could walk into any sporting goods outfitter or shopping mall and choose something off…
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Pick these backpacking sites

Want to try out backpacking but aren’t ready for a long slog through the woods? Many state parks offer sites that will get you away…
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Camping 101: Pick the right site

When making a reservation to camp in Minnesota state parks, you can pick a specific site. But if you’ve never been to a particular park,…
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Trendy and updated

With end-of-season clearances, upcoming holidays and wish lists for a new year of adventures, now can be a great time to upgrade your gear with…
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Three trips to take again

Trips, author John Steinbeck noted, can continue “long after movement in time and space have ceased.’’ So it is that we yearn to relive the…
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Skating and sliding options abound

With a variety of terrain and even lessons and rentals, Nordic ski trails offer a workout and wintry views of Minnesota lakes, rivers and rolling…
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Rolling fat, rolling strong

The fatbike scene in Minnesota and beyond seems infinite, and that is keeping Chris Chavie on his toes. Chavie, who keeps a keen eye on…
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November 19

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.
Outdoors
November 18

Scopes now allowed for all muzzleloader deer hunting

Under a new law and much to the consternation of black-powder traditionalists, muzzleloader hunters this year will have an added reason to join the special hunt: Scopes are legal for everyone.
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November 16

More deer, younger hunters expected for Wisconsin gun season

It's that time of year again in Wisconsin, when the leaves fall, the snow flies and the crack of rifles echo across the countryside as the state's traditional gun deer season begins. Hunters will see some new wrinkles when the season opens Saturday morning, including an end to the state's minimum hunting age, relaxed tag requirements and maybe even more deer in the woods.
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November 16

Races: Hit the dirt in 2018

It seems like every year new trail races get added to statewide running calendars and for good reason. Minnesota is home to some of the…
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November 16

Nongame projects: Good for eagles, warblers

Three prized, nongame wildlife projects at the Minnesota DNR: • November marked the return of Eagle Cam, the livestreaming DNR video feed from the…