Chronic wasting disease detected in a deer on southeastern Minn. farm

Chronic wasting disease detected in a deer on southeastern Minn. farm

The finding has triggered a quarantine of the herd, state regulators said.

Wisconsin hunter gets two bucks for price of one kill

November 22
Wisconsin hunter gets two bucks for price of one kill
The two were attached at the antlers when the hunter shot the smaller one, he explained.

Kindergartner bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rules

November 21
Kindergartner bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rules
A 6-year-old Wisconsin girl is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.
Variety
November 22

Wisconsin DNR: Deer license sales down heading into opener

New state Department of Natural Resources data shows hunters purchased fewer licenses heading into the opening days of Wisconsin's traditional nine-day gun deer season than last year.
St. Paul
November 21

Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.
Outdoors
November 21

Field report: Annual early-season warnings about thin ice going unheeded

Ice conditions last weekend varied on Upper Red Lake, with several unsafe areas on the lake even for foot travel.
Outdoors
November 21

Soccer player turned hunter still a great shot

Melisse Chassé of Apple Valley always was too busy with soccer to join her father, Rob, on deer hunts.
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
updated 23 hours 6 mins. ago
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.
Variety
November 21

Hunters take nearly 12 percent fewer deer on opening weekend

Hunters killed nearly 14,000 fewer deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season this year than last.
Local
November 21

Minnesota state park entrance fees waived on Black Friday

All 75 of Minnesota’s state parks will be free for visitors on Friday, continuing a new tradition aimed at getting people active and outside on…
Outdoors
November 21

Least-reserved state parks: No obstacles for you

Here are the state parks by region where you are most likely to find an open spot:
Outdoors
November 21

Anderson: Wisconsin tradition remains as deer season begins

Change inevitably comes, but just as inevitably much stays comfortably the same
Local
November 20

Fires prompt another recall for Minnesota-based Arctic Cat

Dozens of mechanical failures were reported, including five with fires.
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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…
Outdoors
November 20

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,…
Outdoors
November 20

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…