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.

Minnesota pheasant index up 19 percent

September 5
Pheasant abundance improved across the entire range for the birds despite heavy rains hurting the population in south-central Minnesota

More love for Cuyuna trails

August 27
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.
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.
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.
Outdoors
April 20

What are you observing? Be a part of the City Nature Challenge

Citizen science project involves documenting wildlife, plants with iNaturalist app
Outdoors
April 19
DNR says Mille Lacs smallmouth population 'healthy'

DNR says Mille Lacs smallmouth population 'healthy'

Recent estimate says half of lake's bass exceed 17 inches.
Outdoors
April 19
DNR adds 2 metro open houses on deer plan

DNR adds 2 metro open houses on deer plan

Agency had been criticized for forgetting about Twin Cities hunters.
Outdoors
April 5

Four-walleye limit continues on Upper Red Lake

DNR says Upper Red Lake's surplus of spawning walleyes is reason to continue an aggressive four-fish bag limit even after a record winter harvest
Outdoors
March 22
It's about time for 30 Days of Biking -- that rite of April

It's about time for 30 Days of Biking -- that rite of April

Organizer says cycling challenge has become more about 'meaningful stories,' less about numbers
Outdoors
March 20

Steger begins solo Canadian Arctic trek in harsh conditions

The Minnesota explorer intends to cover 1,000 miles with his canoe sled.
Outdoors
March 19
DNR fisheries biologists netted walleyes from Mille Lacs in early spring 2016 for a field experiment regarding fertility of the fish. A panel of resea

DNR announces another catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs

No agreement on harvest limits between the state and Indian bands means another catch-and-release season of walleye fishing on Mille Lacs. Mille Lacs business owners aren't happy.
Outdoors
March 15

Documentary to air about a first for women in the Minnesota outdoors

"Women Outward Bound" chronicles when first women were allowed to attend wilderness school in 1965.