With his wife, Jan, paddling in the bow, Dennis Anderson sought walleyes and smallmouth bass in Ensign Lake in the BWCA on Thursday. The day was heavi

Anderson: Angling is the cure for what ails you

Even when it's hard, fishing is easy to take.

Chronic wasting disease creeping, not exploding in southeastern Minnesota's deer herd

December 14
A massive trophy whitetail.
No disease spike was seen, despite increased testing.

Anderson: Repulsive killing of bear wasn't hunting by a long shot

December 12
A photo that circulated on Facebook showed Brett Stimac posing with the bear federal authorities say was illegally killed.
Sadly, the penalties historically haven't fit poaching crimes like those of which a Brainerd man is accused.
Variety
December 13

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

Albuquerque's zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year.
Local
December 13
Creatures in motion: Outdoors people look back — and ahead

Creatures in motion: Outdoors people look back — and ahead

Featuring outdoors people across the spectrum (from hunters to mushers to trail stewards), catch up with some Minnesotans we featured this year, and hear about their plans for 2019.
Outdoors
December 12
Birch Lake, in Superior National Forest, created an otherwordly scene during a dawn of fog and reflections.

First light has a special electricity for photographers, wildlife-watchers and others

Morning twilight sees active critters, provides soft light that landscape photographers crave.
Outdoors
December 12
April 15, 1984: Director John Tester, left, and resident manager Dave Bosanko surveyed part of the Cedar Creek Natural History Area.

Pioneering ecologist John Tester was driven by love for Minnesota

Tester, who died last month, helped invent radio tracking of wildlife and was early to sound the climate alarm.
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.
Variety
December 12

Black bears in Florida to remain off limits to hunters

The once-threatened black bear will continue to be off limits to Florida hunters, as part of a 10-year management plan approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Outdoors
December 12
The Norpine Fat Bike Classic in January near Lutsen, Minn., draws upward of 200 riders.

Elevate winter with these ideas – from birding to carving hills to fatbike racing

A sampler of activities to get into the Minnesota outdoors.
Outdoors
December 12

Trees, animals, skis – all means to explore the outdoors

Programs and state and Three Rivers District parks.
Outdoors
December 12
Close-up of dry leaves covered by rime.

Quick: What is rime? (It's not frost)

Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Rime is light, dense and flaky, and can make for dazzling winter scenes.
Outdoors
December 12
This lake place near Litchfield, Minn., saw a lot of activity over 12 years in the family.

Lake place kept up a family tradition from youth

Cabin Country: Relishing the place near Litchfield, Minn.
Local
December 12

Charges: Brainerd hunter illegally killed, dismembered 700-pound black bear on Red Lake reservation

Brett Stimac is charged with trespassing on Indian lands to kill the bear.
Outdoors
December 11
Nicollet Conservation Club members, from left, Froehlich, Otto and Zins and dogs Kirby and Blackie put four pheasants in their bag on Wednesday while

Anderson: Nicollet Conservation Club stands out for nearly 80 years

Since 1942, Nicollet Conservation Club has made a difference.
Outdoors
December 11
Oskar Johnson

Grandpas bring three deer hunters luck

Here's this week's deer hunting success stories, compiled by Dennis Anderson:
Outdoors
December 11

CWD detected on Douglas County deer farm

The announcement by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health didn't specify the location of the farm, but the finding is certain to introduce state-funded disease surveillance of the area's wild deer herd.
East Metro
December 10
Boats clogged the St. Croix River in 2018. More nonmotorized boats could join the mix with a push to open a rowing club and sports center just north o

Rowing club pushes Stillwater to kick-start riverfront park plans

Stillwater owns riverfront land, but doesn't yet have a master plan for it.
Outdoors
December 10

Voices: Minnesotans on getting older and staying active outdoors

Several responded to question with their tips and tweaks.
Outdoors
December 7

Walleye surplus ends on Red Lake for now

A drop of 20% is planned, to protect the stock of spawners.
Variety
December 7

Brainerd man charged after killing bear in Red Lake

A Brainerd man was charged Friday with federal misdemeanor counts of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after he allegedly shot and killed a bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, sawed off the bear's head, and left most of the carcass behind.
TV & Media
December 7

Outdoor Addiction ushers in new era of deer processing

The number of people hunting deer is on a decades-long slide, this year's harvest is off from last season, and chronic wasting disease is still a major concern.
Outdoors
December 6
brand new hiking boots on white background

Time came to get this aging body on board, writer concludes

Her outdoors routine got tougher with age; then, she got proactive and decided on a different approach.
Outdoors
December 6
Karen Neal of Grand Marais stays active —”If I stop, I die,” she said. She is shown above with her dogs, Elke and Pippa, hiking Hoosier Pass in

Outside for life: Tips from longtimers at how to stay active

A group of Minnesotans figures out how to stay doing what they love.