Anderson: Early roadside mowing rough on nesting pheasants

Anderson: Early roadside mowing rough on nesting pheasants

Many nesting pheasants aren't killed by predators. Instead they are lost to mowers — sometimes those operating in alfalfa fields, but more often those used for cutting hay (or grass) in roadsides.

A year later, feds still investigating Twin Cities dentist who killed Cecil the lion

June 30
A year later, feds still investigating Twin Cities dentist who killed Cecil the lion
Zimbabwe, where the beloved lion was killed, passed on charges.
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Wild looks different after close encounter with mountain lion

June 30
Wild looks different after close encounter with mountain lion
Last time I camped in the North Dakota backcountry, a mountain lion wandered into our camp at dusk. Even five years later, I still fear spending a night outside the relative safety of the campground.
Outdoors
July 1

Bear kills mountain biker in Montana

Montana authorities say a bear killed a mountain biker on Wednesday. The attack occurred just outside Glacier National Park. The biker was identified as Brad Treat, a 38-year-old U.S. Forest Service law-enforcement officer.
West Metro
June 30

Chanhassen archery range closed for safety after neighbors find arrows on property

City's only outdoor archery range closed over safety concerns.
Outdoors
June 30

Snapshots of several rare Minnesota species under watch

Minnesota has species, from plants to animals, that are endangered, threatened or of special concern in the state. Below are snapshots of several. Find more resources online at bit.ly/minnrare.
Outdoors
June 30

Rare species in Minnesota benefit from uncommon citizens

Many animals and plants in Minnesota might not register on the public's radar, but in some cases they have devoted, improbable protectors.
Outdoors
June 30

Scavenger hunts, astronomy, paddling packed into parks weekend

Events list includes "Wildlife CSI" on Saturday at Interstate State Park
Outdoors
June 30

Capturing an image of a hummingbird in action

Honeysuckles drew it; now, the outdoors photographer had some choices to make.
Outdoors
June 30

House wren makes up for size with sweet song, activity

What it lacks in size and color, it makes up for in voice.
Outdoors
June 30

Minnesota cabin wasn't complete until the windmill went up

Family finished a father's dream of erecting a Monitor windmill
Outdoors
June 30

Veterans head into BWCAW bound by shared experience

Outing through Outward Bound draws former service member from across the nation.
Outdoors
June 30

Minnesota parks and trails license plate contest is down to three finalists

Online voting will determine winner; plate becomes available in October.
Local
June 30

Gunflint Lodge in new hands after more than 80 years

The lodge, which has been in the Kerfoot family since 1929, was sold last week to a couple who plan to continue its traditions and the outfitting operation on Gunflint Lake, 43 miles north of Grand Marais.
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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.
Local
June 29

DNR OKs review of Red River flood project

Minnesota finishes environmental review of big flood-control project on N.D. border.
Politics
June 29
A young hunter walks a state wildlife management area in southern Minnesota. Some want the hunting age dropped from 12 to 11.

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

"I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8," said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure.
Outdoors
June 29

Anderson: Midsummer fishing in the BWCA? It can be done

A few tips for paddlers eager to catch fish during July and August in the Boundary Waters.
Outdoors
June 29

Trophy tales: The best of a bunch of walleye

This week's fishing tales from around the state, and information on how you can be included in future reports.
Outdoors
June 28

Competition is the hook to kids' fishing league

The winning team of 5- to 12-year-old anglers will get their names engraved on the Lake Minnetonka Cup, à la the NHL's Stanley Cup.
Outdoors
June 28

Minnesota fishing report

Get the scoop on where the fish are biting around the state.
Outdoors
June 28

For speed, try an electric fillet knife

Anglers looking to minimize the time they spend in a cleaning house, an electric fillet knife is an upgrade.
Variety
June 27

The 2016-17 duck stamp is now available

DU in Minnesota -- $3,252,995 raised in 2015
Outdoors
June 26

Catch rate keeps improving for Red Lake walleye

More than a decade after a bold move, hot fishing is getting hotter.