Photo Essay: Mule Ride on the Grand Canyon

Photos and stories of a spectacular Canyon Vista Mule Ride at the Grand Canyon.

Fishing in Paradise: Little Palm Island

May 27
Giant tarpon are swarming like sharks in the black water, devouring their prey whole. The predators leap out of the water in pursuit of their quarry––each splash so sudden and severe it startles me into flinching. The sun will not rise over the Atlantic Ocean for another two hours, but spotlights under Little Palm Island’s dock illuminate just enough water for me to spot a tarpon cruising for something to kill. I toss my bait out in front of the notoriously finicky fish, and it immediately bolts toward it.

Missouri angler: 'I then bear-hugged the fish'

May 26
A 65-pound striped bass is a state record and an even better story.
Outdoors
May 21

Drink in the Island Life at Lorelei

“Another perfect day, on this island town.” It was impossible to argue with the guitar-strumming duo who sang those words as the sun set over Lorelei Cabana Bar and Marina in Islamorada, Florida on this 76-degree May evening.
Outdoors
May 8

Bird Dog Names, From A to Z

Picking the perfect name for your new bird dog puppy is an important part of the process
Sports
May 7

Bear guide convicted of poaching faces $4,000 in fines

Minnesota bear guide pleaded guilty in Cook and Faribault county district courts to illegally hunting bear, deer and other animals.
Outdoors
May 6

It's the most 'bassiest' time of the year

Most bass anglers practice catch and release anyways so the Saturday Fishing Opener is the perfect time to start chasing largemouth and smallmouth. The bite is great right now and will continue to be that way throughout June and July so get out there and catch some bass.
Outdoors
May 1

Urge'n for a Sturgeon

Anglers looking for a unique fishing opportunity need to head to Baudette MN for a sturgeon fishing adventure of a lifetime!
Sports
April 28

Still no avian flu found in Minnesota wild birds

Test results are still coming back on hunter-harvested wild turkeys
Sports
April 17

Hunters being asked to submit wild turkeys for avian flu testing

Successful hunters in five affected counties asked to bring birds to DNR offices
Sports
April 8

DNR cuts Mille Lacs walleye limit to one for the first time

For the first time in history, Mille Lacs anglers will be restricted to one walleye, due to the lake's record-low walleye population, the DNR said Wednesday. There also will be a night fishing ban, with the exception of muskie and bow fishing.
Sports
April 8

Big tullibee puts 11-year-old angler in record book

Nearly 6-pound fish sets new state record
Outdoors
April 7

North American Shed Dog Championship April 11-12

This weekend marks the 5th Annual North American Shed Dog Championship in Northfield MN.
Outdoors
April 5

Best of the Best: World's Top 5 Dining Experiences

They say the stomach is the way to a man’s heart. Traditionally, this advice is given to young ladies courting that special someone with hopes that a home-cooked meal will seal the deal. Yet I think the guidance rings equally true for resorts, hotels and fishing lodges.
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Outdoors
April 4

Twin Cities Guide Admits Addiction, Wants to Help Others

Ryan McMahon admits he has an addiction. The 33-year-old Roseville native is a family man as well as one of the hottest up-and-coming fishing guides in town, so to purge his soul and hopefully help others in similar situations he recently produced a compelling video about the object of his obsession.
Outdoors
April 3

The Bird Hunter with Diabetes

I am a bird hunter first. I am a diabetic second.
Sports
April 2

Dayton's DNR budget includes new programs, officers

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to accelerate fish and wildlife programs, while also adding nearly a dozen conservation officers in the coming biennium..
Sports
April 2

Ruffed Grouse Society supports Minnesota trapping bill to reduce dog deaths

National conservation group weighs in on controversial Minnesota legislation
Sports
March 12

Minnesota's elk herd up slightly from last year

Aerial survey counted 131 animals
Outdoors
February 27

Best of the Best: Top 5 Guides in the World

Not all guides are created equally. I respect any person who makes a living on the water, working hard to put people on fish day after day, but some guides are better than others. And some are simply outstanding.
Sports
February 24

Nobles County PF chapter honored for habitat efforts

Pheasant Fest draws nearly 23,000 to Des Moines
Outdoors
February 21

Panfish fishing in high gear!

Turn your thoughts to panfish!
Outdoors
January 29

Syren, Re-engineering Shotguns for Women

The Syren is a brand new line of shotguns specifically engineered to fit the female bird hunter's body.
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