Get in on the Christmas Bird Count across Minnesota

Get in on the Christmas Bird Count across Minnesota

Annual census is the longest-running bird count. It began in 1900.

Fatbikers get access to North Shore ski trail on trial run

December 7
Norpine Trail system board agrees to let them roll on 16-mile trail between Lutsen, Cascade Lodge

DNR: People not using common sense fishing on unsafe lake ice

November 30
Among its recommendations for assessing ice, the DNR suggests calling local bait shops and resorts to find out about ice conditions.
Outdoors
November 27

Film speaks to the adventure of rock climbing in the wild north

"Jeff's World" documents climber's dream of playground, screens Thursday in Minneapolis.
Local
November 15

Chronic wasting disease spreading in Minnesota deer

Seven more cases of CWD have been detected in wild deer in a section of southeastern Minnesota where an outbreak of the disease was first detected last year.
Outdoors
November 14

Thousands of sandhill cranes on display at Sherburne refuge

Refuge visitors are urged to bring binoculars and watch cranes from their vehicles. Observers can pull off refuge roads. But if they get out of their vehicles, the birds will fly away.
Outdoors
November 7

Opening weekend deer harvest about same as last year in Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer the first two days of deer season. Zone 1 was kill up; harvest in Zones 2 and 3 were down.
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
updated 6 hours 30 mins. ago
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
November 3

One-walleye limit again for winter anglers on Mille Lacs

Bumped from 18-20 inches to 20-22 this season.
Outdoors
November 2

Erik Thorson named DNR acting big game leader

The DNR has named its Park Rapids acting area wildlife supervisor, Erik Thorson, as interim leader of the agency's while-tailed deer and other big game programs.
Outdoors
October 31

Hunting questions for the DNR? Phone bank hours are extended

Information center will field calls later on weekdays, Saturday.
Outdoors
October 30

Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest

This is the third stamp win for Dean Kegler.
Outdoors
October 24

Edina native Richardson has another role in extreme-skiing film

Warren Miller film, always billed as the official start of winter, drops in again at State Theatre.
Outdoors
October 23

DNR issues optimistic regional deer hunting forecast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday morning issued a region-by-region deer report.
Outdoors
October 19

DNR's weekly waterfowl report: Spotty hunting success

Success by hunters spotty; no big flights arriving from up north yet.
Outdoors
October 19

High school mountain bike state tournament expects 1,000 racers

The Minnesota High School Cycling League, which continues to make more mountain bike racers of young people across the state, has its upcoming state meet in Mankato.
Outdoors
October 10

Dawn of South Dakota's pheasant opener 25 years ago

A look back to the "excellent" conditions points to the stark contrast to the troubles for ringnecks.
Outdoors
October 9

Wildlife area to be dedicated in southwestern Minnesota this weekend

Ceremony part of Dayton's pheasant opener.
Blogs
October 3

DNR touts progress on recreation, conservation goals

Agency points to increased visits at state parks, more students in safety courses
Outdoors
August 28

Antlerless deadline for some deer hunters is Sept. 7.

Hunters who plan to seek whitetails in "lottery'' deer permit areas face deadline.
Outdoors
August 28

Chronic wasting disease deer testing, feeding ban to widen in Minnesota

Testing during the first two days of firearms deer season is scheduled to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) has spread to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota.
Outdoors
August 4

Famed tournament angler, entrepreneur Ted Capra dies

Ted Capra was an accomplished Minnesota angler who won tournaments in each of the past five decades.
Outdoors
July 21

Mille Lacs walleye quota already exceeded; reopening of lake delayed

The unexpected announcement means walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs can't resume until August 11, two weeks later than originally planned.
Blogs
July 11

State mallard numbers drop 15 percent; bluewings down also

Canada goose numbers rise