About 1,000 Minnesota prep trapshooters gathered in Alexandria, Minn., on Thursday, one day of nine days of competition during which more than 1 milli

Anderson: Prep trap shooting is going over with a bang - but needs help

The Minnesota high school trap shooting championship this year will attract more than 8,000 students over nine days, but youth participation in bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing has been declining rapidly.
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A Top 10 list of Twin Cities fishing ponds for Father's Day

June 16
Various bodies of water in the Twin Cities area — the gathering above happened at Wolfe Lake in St. Louis Park — offer the sort of fishing that wi
DNR promotes "Fishing in the Neighborhood."

New book lauds unique grandeur of St. Croix and Namekagon rivers

June 15
Cliffs near Taylors Falls.
St. Croix and Namekagon rivers get stirring treatment in a book that coincides with the anniversary of legislation in 1968 that protects them.
Books
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North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see…
Outdoors
June 15
Porter Fox, author of "Northland."

Author Porter Fox digs into fascinating history of the northland along 'America's Forgotten Border'

Author finds that the wild endures along border from Maine to Minnesota.
Outdoors
June 15

Gallery: Book captures grandeur of St. Croix and Namekagon rivers

Photo book coincides with 50-year anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that protects the waterways.
Outdoors
June 14
Free Forest School director Anna Sharratt brought her program to Dowling Elementary School in September where she regularly encourages first graders t

Currents: Jessica Ostrov, educator and advocate for equity in the outdoors

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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
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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.
North Metro
June 14

Canoeist who drowned in BWCA identified as Coon Rapids man

Authorities have identified a Coon Rapids man who drowned when the canoe he was in capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over the…
Local
June 14

Boater's body recovered from northern Minnesota lake

The boat's operator had been rescued on the day of the incident.
Outdoors
June 14
Randy Baum, second from left, with students during a July 2017 trip in the Beartooth Mountains, in the Rockies.

Outdoors club at Minneapolis high school opens new worlds to kids

Edison High is all about opportunity to expose city kids to wonders of the wilderness.
Outdoors
June 14
Paddle sports, fishing basics are among parks programs

Paddle sports, fishing basics are among parks programs

Activities at state and regional parks speak to the season.
Outdoors
June 14
Visitors flock to see the synchronous fireflies at the Elkmont viewing area. To control crowds, the park installed a lottery system last year for the

Fireflies are appearing earlier than usual in Minnesota

Warm weather could account for sightings of the first fireflies. The first fireflies were seen and reported on the wing May 19 in the Lanesboro…
Outdoors
June 14
The dwelling was the epicenter of a “magical playground” for family members in their youth.

The characters have changed, but the cabin has stood firm

"Somewhere in the teens of the last century, timbermen finally carved their way into the last corners of Itasca County's forest."
Local
June 14
@matt.benz.weather, for Outdoors Weekend

Sending off the season with #Stribspring images

Readers tagged hundreds of photos and shared them on social media.
Outdoors
June 14
Fishing at sunset on Lake of the Woods.

Reduced walleye, sauger bag limits in the offing for Lake of the Woods

DNR considers sustainability plan for walleye and sauger.
Local
June 14

One northern Minnesota boater rescued, another still missing

The men were tossed from their boat early Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Variety
June 13

DNR picks 4 people to participate in first elk hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources has picked four people to participate in Wisconsin's first managed elk hunt.
Outdoors
June 13
Chris Dahl of Cologne caught this muskie in 20 feet of water off a deep weed line on Lake Minnetonka on the first day of the muskie season.

Trophy tales: Landing a 54-inch muskie on Lake Minnetonka

At 8 a.m. of the first day (June 2) of the muskie season, Chris Dahl of Cologne caught this muskie in 20 feet of water off a deep weed line.
Local
June 12
Jonathan Warren, 14, of Richfield, carried some fish he and a few friends had caught while at at Fort Snelling State Park in 2017.

Minnesota launches new tool to find outdoor adventures

Centralized site features hundreds of regional and state parks and trails.
Outdoors
June 12
Arnold Krueger, left, and Larry Thomforde teamed up to send a hen wood duck scurrying from her nesting box into a waiting net. The wood duck was then

Anderson: A study in what ducks call home

Enthusiasts dig deeper into nesting preferences in home-based waterfowl village
Outdoors
June 12

Minnesota fishing report

Find out where they're biting around the state:
Outdoors
June 12

Gear alert: Turning squirrel tails into lures

Bear, fox, coyote, badger, deer and cow hair have been tried, but squirrels are best because their tails are all hair and no fur.
Local
June 12
In a new chapter in a long-running land dispute, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently took down the fence a landowner had erected ac

Battle over Minnesota lake access heats up as DNR takes down fence

Landowner charged as tensions rise over access.