Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak

Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak

At risk is the state's 1-million-animal deer herd, more than $500 million annually in economic activity tied to deer hunting and the state's legacy of family and friends bonding over whitetails in the fall.

Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes

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Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes
Warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of Saturday's American Birkebeiner ski race in northwestern Wisconsin.

Whoo are you? Eden Prairie's adopted owl closer to getting a name

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Whoo are you? Eden Prairie's adopted owl closer to getting a name
Variety
February 19
Bill Callas of Stillwater walked out to practice Thursday on the spartan ski trails at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis ahead of next week’s Birkebeiner race.

Warm weather is melting winter economy in Minn., Wis. towns

Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
Outdoors
February 18

Anderson: Man's best friend celebrated at Pheasants Forever event

Dogs and their owners travel distances great and small to participate in the Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic's Bird Dog Parade, a pooch party like no other
Outdoors
February 18

Outdoors photographer blasts practice of luring owls with bait

Shutterbugs' luring of birds called unethical and harmful.
Outdoors
February 17

Day into night, great horned owls, crows are natural adversaries

Great horneds will prey on the birds.
Outdoors
February 17

A midweek social: Friends, fat bikes, beer in the north metro

Results are largely secondary at upbeat, laid-back race in the north metro for fat bikers.
Outdoors
February 16

Anderson: Nobles County sets good example on water

The reservoir of good will runs deep in Nobles County, as does the desire to enhance and conserve natural resources.
Outdoors
February 16

Pheasants Forever pollinator initiative pivots on shared need for habitat

Upland birds, butterflies and bees share habitat needs more than ever. Pheasants Forever's habitat initiative is a centerpiece at the national gathering in Minneapolis.
National
February 16

House votes to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting, trapping

The House has approved a bill to lift some Obama administration restrictions on hunting and trapping of bears, wolves and other predators on federal lands in Alaska.
Outdoors
February 16

Forest openings sometimes take second fiddle to food plots; they shouldn't

With a little work they can be solid sources of food and cover for wildlife.
Outdoors
February 16

Snowshoes hikes, geocaching, bird photo ideas fill up parks weekend

Programs at Tettegouche, Wild River, Gooseberry, Fort Snelling parks.
Outdoors
February 16

Lessons of Root Beer Lady truly did ripple out, as readers suggest

Equally inspirational stories shared after story on BWCA's Root Beer Lady.
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
February 16

Cabin Country: Beauty was there all along at old farmstead in Carlton County

It wasn't exactly exciting at first blush in 1988. Some sweat equity changed that.
Variety
February 15

New DNR estimates show hunters took more deer in 2016

Updated data from the state Department of Natural Resources shows hunters killed about 4,280 more deer during this past nine-day gun season than they did in 2015.
Outdoors
February 15
February 9, 1970 World's Original Ice Fishing Contest - White Bear Lak...

New Mayo analysis finds an amazing range of injuries suffered while ice fishing

Winter anglers have suffered everything from burns to broken bones to concussions while hunkering down in their shanties, ER data show.
Outdoors
February 15

Anderson: Pheasants Forever's legacy is to protect and conserve

In its 35 years, Pheasants Forever has helped increase ringneck numbers and habitat locally and nationally
Outdoors
February 14

Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic at a glance

It is billed as the nation's largest gathering of upland conservationists
Outdoors
February 14

Sheriff says no cars on Leech Lake for Eelpout Festival, upsetting organizers

Sheriff's call draws objection from organizers, who say the ice is safe.
Outdoors
February 13

Controversial 'Dr. Deer' stirs the pot in Minnesota's CWD disease zone

"Dr. Deer" throws water on DNR, calling CWD overblown and eradication measures excessive.
Local
February 13

Snowmobile crash in N. Minnesota kills 59-year-old man

The wreck occurred about 20 miles south of Bagley, authorities said.
St. Paul
February 11
Ron Maresh, of Anoka, shopped for scents Friday at Gander Mountain. Ma...

St. Paul's Gander Mountain said to be nearing bankruptcy

Gander Mountain, the outdoor retailer based in St. Paul, is said to be preparing for bankruptcy, according to Reuters. A spokesman said that the company has no statement to offer at this time.