Mille Lacs again to host big B.A.S.S. tourney

Mille Lacs again to host big B.A.S.S. tourney

Followup contest set for Pokegama for first time.

Dayton proposes fishing, deer-hunting license fee increases

January 25
Dayton proposes fishing, deer-hunting license fee increases
Other hikes in outdoors user fees also proposed by governor, DNR

DNR sets Upper Red Lake winter walleye limit at three

November 14, 2016
DNR sets Upper Red Lake winter walleye limit at three
The DNR said Monday that winter anglers on Upper Red Lake can keep three walleyes, one of which may be longer than 17 inches.
Sports
September 6, 2016

Minnesota pheasant count jumps 29 percent

Mild winter benefits birds, despite ongoing habitat loss.
Sports
August 1, 2016

DNR to prohibit Minn. entry of some big-game carcasses from other states

Concern is over chronic wasting disease.
Sports
August 1, 2016

Somewhat higher deer harvest likely this fall; licenses on sale

After two "conservative'' whitetail harvest strategies, DNR to allow more antlerless permits this fall.
Sports
April 7, 2016

Minnesota DNR reverses Mille Lacs live bait ban

The Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday morning it is reversing its earlier decision to ban live bait for most Mille Lacs anglers beginning with the May 14 opener.
Sports
April 4, 2016

Three walleye limit will continue on Upper Red Lake with May 14 opener

DNR says lake's walleye population is healthy.
Sports
March 21, 2016
A walleye is netted on the Twin Pines Resort boat at sunset last July during an evening excursion on Lake Mille Lacs.

Mille Lacs to be catch-and-release only for walleye anglers

Anglers targeting walleye must use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught. The DNR's rules are intended to conserve walleyes, while providing some action for anglers.
Sports
February 24, 2016

Bighead carp found in Minnesota River near New Ulm

The DNR is concerned about the potential impacts of invasive carp in the Minnesota River watershed and has several projects in the works.
Sports
January 6, 2016

DNR names Rodmen Smith new enforcement chief

Smith, 44, will oversee a $38 million annual budget and a staff of 250, including more than 200 conservation officers.
Sports
January 4, 2016

DNR hires new big game leader

The DNR announced Monday it has hired Adam Murkowski as the new big game manager for Minnesota's deer, elk and moose populations.
Outdoors
December 16, 2015

Best of the Best: Top 5 Travel Destinations of 2015

In 2015, I was fortunate to add many thrilling chapters to my travel adventures. The experiences were remarkable and diverse. Driving an authentic, circa-1851 stagecoach in the Western frontier. Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean while the sun rises over South Beach. Boating alongside a bull moose swimming across a lake in Canada's boreal forest. Catching an elusive tarpon from the banks of a tropical island.
Sports
December 14, 2015

DNR announces new rules for spring turkey hunting

Upshot of the changes is that most state hunters will have more time to chase toms in the spring.
Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
Camping 2015 Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
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New to camping or is your second home a Eureka tent? Various parks experts have helped us assemble a guide into the wide possibilities Minnesota has to offer.
Outdoors
October 27, 2015

Video Blog: Adventures at The Ranch at Rock Creek

If a picture's worth a thousand words, what's a video worth? This fall, my wife and I took the trip of a lifetime to The Ranch at Rock Creek in Western Montana.
Outdoors
October 13, 2015

Photo Essay: A Day at the Ranch

If there's a prettier place in the lower 48 than Montana, I have yet to see it. My travels have taken me to all four corners of the continental U.S., and many places in between, but I must say Western Montana stands out. One of the best places to marvel at Mother Nature and also interact with her is The Ranch at Rock Creek, near Philipsburg, Montana.
Sports
October 6, 2015

Seventeen appointed to new Lake Mille Lacs advisory group

The DNR says members of the committee will contribute to the broader understanding of biological, social and economic aspects of the lake
Outdoors
September 29, 2015

Lake Sturgeon Brings Old Friends Together

It was in the early 80's when I last saw this snot nosed girl and her family.
Sports
September 25, 2015

Some hunters this weekend will be asked to have ducks tested for avian flu

The Department of Natural Resources will have field testing stations in Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, Swift and Todd counties.
Sports
September 14, 2015

Dayton announces plan to restore Minnesota pheasants

Effort to increase populations could cost up to $100M.
Sports
September 14, 2015

North Dakota pheasants are up 30 percent

Results mirror results in Minnesota, South Dakota.
Sports
September 10, 2015

Dayton says they'll be a walleye season this winter on Mille Lacs

Previously, the DNR said it would wait until an annual fall walleye survey was complete on Mille Lacs before determing whether winter walleye fishing could begin Dec. 1.
Sports
September 10, 2015

DNR seeks applicants for new Mille Lacs advisory group

Deadline to apply is Sept. 24