Big-game hunters find themselves in crosshairs after Cecil's killing

Big-game hunters find themselves in crosshairs after Cecil's killing

In the wake of the lion's killing by a Minnesotan in Zimbabwe, hunters defend their sport.

After lion kill, bowhunters under the gun

August 1
After lion kill, bowhunters under the gun
A long-respected Minnesota-based group feels heat — misplaced, it says — over lion kill

Anderson: Thoughts on a lion and a faraway news story

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Anderson: Thoughts on a lion and a faraway news story
In era of perpetual agitation, emotion and not facts drives the reaction to Cecil’s death.

Twin Cities regional parks and trails drawing more visits

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The metropolitan parks and trails racked up more than more than 48 million visits last year, about 1.5 million more than in 2013.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to halt walleye netting in 2016 amid waning supply

July 31
A spokesman for Melanie Benjamin, chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, said tribal leaders would halt the netting of walleye next year.

Zimbabwe official: Extradition sought for Twin Cities man who killed lion

July 31
"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.

Underappreciated dragonfly is soaring in Minnesota

July 30
Research is catching up on "the best fliers, bar none, on the planet".
West Metro
August 1
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Twin Cities dentist says he wants to cooperate with hunting inquiry

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, before wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe called for his extradition to their country.
Local
July 31

Large fish kill in southern Minnesota trout stream is under investigation

State wildlife officials are investigating a large fish kill in southern Minnesota, along a designated trout stream on the South Branch Whitewater River just upstream…
Local
July 31

Loss of walleye gives rise to old animosities on Lake Mille Lacs

Tensions reignite between anglers and Indians who have treaty rights, even as state scientists say tribal netting cannot be blamed for the lake’s vanishing walleye population.
Outdoors
July 31

First person: I nearly became a bear's Fig Newton

One night in the BWCA, Maple Grove man came face to face with his boyhood obsession.
Outdoors
July 31

Anderson: Mille Lacs revival plan requires bold strokes from governor

The DNR’s walleye strategy hasn’t worked; Gov. Mark Dayton should try anything else.
Outdoors
July 30

Poachers killing five elephants in Kenya a 'devastating' kill for tusks

Poachers kill elephants, which face greater threat from hunters than lions.
Local
July 30

Part of Quetico near BWCA closed in search for 'extreme survivalist'

A man described as an “extreme survivalist” is somewhere in a massive Canadian park bordering Minnesota and authorities have closed off several lakes to the public during the search for him, officials said Thursday.
Outdoors
July 30

When biking and camping meet

It’s a different approach, but getting out by bike can be equally simple and rewarding.
Outdoors
July 30

Events: Birds of the River Paddle, 'The Amazing Park Race' and more

Birds of the river paddleNorth Mississippi Regional Park9 a.m.-1 p.m. SaturdayWilderness Inquiry will supply and lead a paddle on the Mississippi River to Boom Island.…
Outdoors
July 30

Dispatch: Game Fair outdoors show begins 34th year Aug. 1

“From the start to now the demographics have changed completely. When we started it was an older demographic. Today, there are a lot of youth,…
West Metro
July 30
Kristen Hall led the group of protesters from Animal Rights Coalition and Minnesota Animal Liberation in chants in front of Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice in Bloomington on Wednesday.

U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

In Zimbabwe, two men implicated in the killing of Cecil were in court Wednesday. In Bloomington, Dr. Walter Palmer was referring his patients to other dentists for the time being.
Trophy Tales
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July 30

Cabin Country: Quickly hooked on a Wisconsin fixer-upper

To humor her husband, the author agreed to "just go look" at a few places - and when they walked into this cabin near Chetek, Wis., they knew instantly that it was meant to be theirs.
Outdoors
July 30

Nature Notes: That 'once in a blue moon' is now

We had a full moon July 1, and we will see another tonight. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often…
Outdoors
July 30

How to capture that special photo

When your camera is close by, you’re always ready for that magic moment.
Outdoors
July 30

Cabin Country: Solution to allergies? Head into the northwoods

My dad was a teacher who suffered from seasonal allergies. His solution? Go deep into the northwoods of Minnesota and build a cabin.
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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.
West Metro
July 29

Americans hunting in foreign countries subject to few U.S. laws

Minnesota trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being severely judged in the court of public opinion, but he appears unlikely to face prosecution in the U.S.
North Metro
July 29

National Park Service explores canoe-sharing service along Mississippi

With canoe-sharing plan, folks could soon ply the Mississippi with no need for a car.
July 29
A large crowd gathered at the bar at Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort in Isle, Minn., for bingo night on Tuesday. George Nitti owner of Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort fears a ban on walleye would be devastating to his businesses.

Special legislative session likely as Gov. Mark Dayton seeks to address walleye shortage at Lake Mille Lacs

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he expects to call a special legislative session for lawmakers to help businesses on Lake Mille Lacs that are struggling due to the decline of walleye fishing.
Video
July 29
This handout picture taken on October 21, 2012, and released on July 28, 2015, by the Zimbabwe National Parks agency shows a much-loved Zimbabwean lion, Cecil.

Minnesota hunting club would remove illegal kills

Hunting club investigates Minnesota dentist's records, after he is accused of illegally killing a Zimbabwe lion. The Pope & Young Club says Walter Palmer's US records could be jeopardized if he was found to have done something illegal.
Outdoors
July 29

Adventure in Ontario wilderness yields moments long savored

A nine-day quest in the Quetico was rewarded with lunker walleyes — and much more.
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