Waiting on the great grays at Sax-Zim Bog

Visitors to the bog in the last weeks of December 2017 had numerous sightings.

DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.

November 30
DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.
More deer testing positive for the disease.
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After 20 years, Alice the Great Horned Owl is retiring

November 1
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

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

Marathoners reflect: Feeling the burn and feeling the elation

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

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
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
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
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

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

More love for Cuyuna trails

Outside magazine touts Crosby among its "best towns."
Outdoors
August 2
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

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
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
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

Minnesota camping, hiking guidebooks improved on

'Best Tent Camping' gives insider's knowledge with ratings, rankings.
Outdoors
June 26
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

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

The Star Tribune is going on a thru-hike, and will report back this summer.
Outdoors
May 24

Brothers Hautman, who dominate Federal Duck Stamp, appear in short film

Ducks Unlimited Films series takes trio on North Dakota hunt.
Outdoors
May 22
Stillwater angler sets new catch-and-release record with 73-inch lake sturgeon

Stillwater angler sets new catch-and-release record with 73-inch lake sturgeon

A Stillwater angler set a catch-and-release Minnesota record May 4 for lake sturgeon, the DNR announced. The fish measured 73 inches.
Outdoors
May 19
The champ is here: 8-year-old wins crappie contest grand prize

The champ is here: 8-year-old wins crappie contest grand prize

Lincoln Erickson, 8, of Rogers won a boat, motor and trailer rigged with fish-finding electronics on Lake Minnetonka Saturday by catching a .93 pound crappie during the Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest.
Outdoors
May 17
DNR tightens rules on firewood use on state public lands

DNR tightens rules on firewood use on state public lands

Now, certified wood must stay in county in which it was harvested.
Outdoors
May 4

Minnesota fisheries chief to retire

DNR Fisheries Chief Don Pereira will retire next month after a 35-year career of Minnesota fish research and management. A national search is under way for a new leader.