Crossbow hunting for turkeys gaining popularity

Crossbow hunting for turkeys gaining popularity

Older turkey hunters find crossbows easy to use, and archery season is longer

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

April 23
Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines
AgSolver's software program is called Profit Zone Manager (PZM), which analyzes data input from farmers' tractor and combine computers. PZM shows farmers not just where their yields are low but how these low-yield acres can be re-examined to increase a farm's overall profitability.

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener

April 22
As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ice has been long gone in the south and is just a memory on nearly all of the state's northern fishing lakes — the most popular destinations for many of Minnesota's 1.4 million anglers — as the May 13 fishing opener approaches.
Outdoors
April 25

State auditor set to review agency that oversees deer and elk farms

Judy Randall, deputy legislative auditor, said concerns about the possible spread of CWD from privately owned deer and elk to the state's wild herd sparked interest in an evaluation.
Outdoors
April 23

2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

Here's a list of ice-out dates on several Minnesota lakes:
Variety
April 21

Minnesota woman conquered Antarctica marathon. Now she's raced at the North Pole

Lisa Richardson will run laps on a 4.2-kilometer loop on the snow and ice, watched by race organizers who have rifles on hand in case a polar bear shows up.
Outdoors
April 20

Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins

Almanzo 100 was built by the tireless work of founder Chris Skogen. When he stepped aside, others stepped up.
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 15 hours 3 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.
Outdoors
April 20

Antsy for fishing? Try these waters before the walleye opener

From suckers to sturgeon, here are five options. One even includes the esteemed walleye.
Outdoors
April 20

Cabin remains a blessing, even if it was "inconvenient" at the time

Mr. and Mrs. White had a great place, and then Mrs. White offered to sell it to the author.
Outdoors
April 20

Earth Day cleanups, hike among other weekend activities at parks

Do This Now: A list of weekend activities at Minnesota state and regional parks.
Outdoors
April 20

Grouse's arrival completes long-term land plan

Area was managed with hopes of attracting the game bird. Ten years ago, the ground was prepared.
Outdoors
April 20

That rumbling from grassy meadow? Likely leopard frogs

Common amphibians usually get active in late March and April after spending winter in watery depths.
East Metro
April 19

Woodbury archery range closes after arrows purposely shot into nearby nursery fields

A Woodbury spokesman said he doesn't believe the archers were aware of the many Bailey Nurseries workers on the other side of the targets.
Outdoors
April 18

Anderson: On Northfield farm, couple cultivates a habitat habit

A Northfield couple has transformed the family farm into a showcase of wildlife conservation
Outdoors
April 18

Mille Lacs guide Steve Fellegy guarantees walleye* to eat

Mille Lacs fishing guide Steve Fellegy is trying to drum up business for the coming season by guaranteeing his clients will take home a limit of walleye fillets. There's, ahem, a catch.
Variety
April 17

'I just got beat by a 10-year-old': Rosemount girl is a running phenom

Rosemount 10-year-old is an inspiration to older, slower runners (that is, most of us).
Outdoors
April 17

The curious case of Minnesota's bike history and a Winona druggist

Contraption called a velocipede arrived in January of 1869. According to published accounts, it was watched with "great interest."
Outdoors
April 17

Steelhead working their way back to North Shore

It's in April that steelhead, or migratory rainbow trout, travel upstream sometimes 20 miles or more in search of narrow waterways and hospitable conditions for spawning.
Variety
April 15

Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description

A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."
Outdoors
April 15

Anderson: Legislature waging assault on vital public lands

Less hunting land means fewer hunters, which translates into less conservation.
Outdoors
April 14

U.S. Bank Stadium a threat to birds? Maybe, but more perils are out there

The stadium along Minneapolis' riverfront has drawn some fire, but cats top a long list of bird perils.
Outdoors
April 14

Anderson: Hunting a tom tests tenacity in dawn's early light

On a cloudy Thursday morning, turkey hunting turned into turkey waiting.
Outdoors
April 13

Game warden and his dog have a nose for difficult work

My Outdoor Life: DNR officer and his K-9 partner get called into multiple cases.