Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Researchers' Facebook post suggests tracking work is in limbo.

DNR hires new big game supervisor

January 7
Barbara Keller formerly headed up Missouri deer program.

Words that advance nature a day at a time

December 26, 2018
New book: "A Year with Nature" is quirky, enlightening almanac.
Outdoors
December 20, 2018
BWCA essay contest returns to get teens into the wild

BWCA essay contest returns to get teens into the wild

Ely outfitter sent in Minnetonka teen and her friends earlier this year.
Outdoors
December 18, 2018
Dupre to try for another first in Denali National Park

Dupre to try for another first in Denali National Park

Mountain climber wants winter solo summit of Mt. Hunter
Outdoors
December 14, 2018

Waiting on the great grays at Sax-Zim Bog

Visitors to the bog in the last weeks of December 2017 had numerous sightings.
Outdoors
November 30, 2018
DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.

DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.

More deer testing positive for the disease.
Outdoors
November 1, 2018
After 20 years, Alice the Great Horned Owl is retiring

After 20 years, Alice the Great Horned Owl is retiring

She has been the International Owl Center's ambassador bird and has appeared on Animal Planet shows.
Blogs
October 30, 2018

Gains noted in Mille Lacs walleye population

DNR officials announced a one-walleye limit for the upcoming winter fishing season on Mille Lacs. Agency leaders are encouraged by increased walleye population estimates for the lake.
Outdoors
October 9, 2018

Marathoners reflect: Feeling the burn and feeling the elation

Catching up with runners profiled in advance of the Twin Cities Marathon.
Outdoors
October 4, 2018

Relive an epic rock climbing adventure; documentary screens Oct. 8

"The Dawn Wall' chronicles unprecedented free-climb on El Capitan in 2015.
Outdoors
October 1, 2018
Whitetail buck

Minnesota deer season opens with a CWD case

An archery hunter harvested a 3-year-old buck near Preston that tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The kill happened in the heart of a CWD management zone established in 2016. The outbreak continues.
Outdoors
September 28, 2018
Upgrades to system that includes BWCA permits launch next week

Upgrades to system that includes BWCA permits launch next week

Online site for reservations at national parks and forests made more secure, efficient.
Outdoors
September 13, 2018
Superior Hiking Trail puts its focus on Leave No Trace this week

Superior Hiking Trail puts its focus on Leave No Trace this week

Public training sessions set with national "trainers" on the North Shore.
Outdoors
September 5, 2018

Minnesota pheasant index up 19 percent

Pheasant abundance improved across the entire range for the birds despite heavy rains hurting the population in south-central Minnesota
Outdoors
August 27, 2018

More love for Cuyuna trails

Outside magazine touts Crosby among its "best towns."
Outdoors
August 2, 2018
DNR's wildlife champion announces retirement

DNR's wildlife champion announces retirement

Carrol Henderson has helped rejuvenate the trumpeter swan population, among others.
Outdoors
August 2, 2018

Seized hunting, fishing gear goes to auction

The annual public auction of hundreds of pieces of fishing, hunting and other gear confiscated by Minnesota game wardens is Saturday in Zimmerman.
Sports
July 24, 2018
A whitetail buck

DNR plan for Minnesota's deer includes harvest of 200,000 whitetails

A new state plan years in the making to manage the state's deer population was announced Tuesday and includes a target harvest of 200,000 whitetails per year.
Outdoors
July 2, 2018
Spring ruffed grouse drumming counts conducted by the Minnesota DNR show a 29-percent falloff from a year ago — bad news because the relatively high

Ruffed grouse numbers drop, according to DNR spring survey

Drumming counts indicate population peak was short-lived.
Outdoors
June 28, 2018

Minnesota camping, hiking guidebooks improved on

'Best Tent Camping' gives insider's knowledge with ratings, rankings.
Outdoors
June 26, 2018
Brad Parsons named new DNR fisheries chief

Brad Parsons named new DNR fisheries chief

Veteran staffer takes over for Don Pereira, who retired.
Outdoors
June 1, 2018

It's Trails Day, indeed: Superior Hiking Trail beckons

The Star Tribune is going on a thru-hike, and will report back this summer.