Expect another catch-and-release walleye season on Mille Lacs

Expect another catch-and-release walleye season on Mille Lacs

The DNR has yet to publish regulations for the coming open-water season. But the DNR's Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee was told last week to expect a second catch-and-release season.

Birkie organizers scramble to save week of races

February 22
Birkie organizers scramble to save week of races
Thousands of skiers might do untimed races – or none at all. A run is possible as one scenario.

Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak

February 20
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.
National
10:45am

Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump executive order

An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer is.
Variety
February 22

Oregon flyfishers want to ban jetboats from portion of river

A fishing club in Oregon is asking officials to ban jet-powered boat engines from a portion of the upper Rogue River.
Outdoors
February 21

Field report: Winter walleye season coming to sloppy end

Anglers and resorters are pulling back from an ice season that never produced the wild bite that has taken place in recent years
West Metro
February 21

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

Three names are in the running for an owl that was adopted by the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center after it was found injured in Chicago.
Outdoors
February 20
Sergio Bonaldi (4), of Italy, crosses the finish line to win the Ameri...

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.
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.
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

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.
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