Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks

Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year

June 29
Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year
The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.

Encouraging news for North Dakota pheasants

June 29
Encouraging news for North Dakota pheasants
Minnesota's pheasant hunters won't get a hint of next fall's pheasant population until after the DNR's August roadside counts, but there's encouraging news in North Dakota.

River Monsters of Minnesota

June 21
It's not just the rivers of the South that have "River Monsters"!

Photo Essay: Florida Keys Overseas Highway

June 17
“Island-hopping to land’s end, this one-of-a-kind highway offers the promise of radiant seascapes, exotic underwater worlds, and animals found nowhere else in America.”

Numerous laws approved by Legislature will affect outdoor enthusiasts

June 13
Hunters, anglers, boaters, trappers and more will be affected

Video Blog: A Day in Paradise

June 12
If a picture’s worth a 1,000 words, how many is a video worth? Much has been said about Little Palm Island Resort & Spa; the 5.5-acre luxury resort a dozen miles off the coast of the Florida Keys is routinely named one of the top resorts in the world. I’ve written about the island multiple times, but for all my attempts at describing the unique experience Little Palm offers, my words come up a bit short.
June 9

Back-to-back record fish for Minneapolis angler

Last year, Chad Wentzel landed a state record golden redhorse. A year later to the day, on the bank of the Root River in Fillmore County, he broke his own record.
June 2

Fishing in Paradise: Little Palm Island

Giant tarpon are swarming like sharks in the black water, devouring their prey whole. The predators leap out of the water in pursuit of their quarry––each splash so sudden and severe it startles me into flinching. The sun will not rise over the Atlantic Ocean for another two hours, but spotlights under Little Palm Island’s dock illuminate just enough water for me to spot a tarpon cruising for something to kill. I toss my bait out in front of the notoriously finicky fish, and it immediately bolts toward it.
June 1

Return to the Ritz

I avoid traveling to the same place twice. Life is too short, and the world is too big. I’ll be dead and gone in 70 or 80 quick years, and when I am there will be too many magnificent places I didn’t have time to see. Besides, two of my greatest joys in traveling are discovering new experiences and meeting fascinating people who live differently than me.
May 30

Bring summer on!

It's so nice to see the lakes active!
May 27

Photo Essay: Mule Ride on the Grand Canyon

Photos and stories of a spectacular Canyon Vista Mule Ride at the Grand Canyon.
May 26

Missouri angler: 'I then bear-hugged the fish'

A 65-pound striped bass is a state record and an even better story.
May 21

Drink in the Island Life at Lorelei

“Another perfect day, on this island town.” It was impossible to argue with the guitar-strumming duo who sang those words as the sun set over Lorelei Cabana Bar and Marina in Islamorada, Florida on this 76-degree May evening.
May 8

Bird Dog Names, From A to Z

Picking the perfect name for your new bird dog puppy is an important part of the process
May 7

Bear guide convicted of poaching faces $4,000 in fines

Minnesota bear guide pleaded guilty in Cook and Faribault county district courts to illegally hunting bear, deer and other animals.
May 6

It's the most 'bassiest' time of the year

Most bass anglers practice catch and release anyways so the Saturday Fishing Opener is the perfect time to start chasing largemouth and smallmouth. The bite is great right now and will continue to be that way throughout June and July so get out there and catch some bass.
May 1

Urge'n for a Sturgeon

Anglers looking for a unique fishing opportunity need to head to Baudette MN for a sturgeon fishing adventure of a lifetime!
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April 28

Still no avian flu found in Minnesota wild birds

Test results are still coming back on hunter-harvested wild turkeys
April 17

Hunters being asked to submit wild turkeys for avian flu testing

Successful hunters in five affected counties asked to bring birds to DNR offices
April 8

DNR cuts Mille Lacs walleye limit to one for the first time

For the first time in history, Mille Lacs anglers will be restricted to one walleye, due to the lake's record-low walleye population, the DNR said Wednesday. There also will be a night fishing ban, with the exception of muskie and bow fishing.
April 8

Big tullibee puts 11-year-old angler in record book

Nearly 6-pound fish sets new state record
April 7

North American Shed Dog Championship April 11-12

This weekend marks the 5th Annual North American Shed Dog Championship in Northfield MN.
April 5

Best of the Best: World's Top 5 Dining Experiences

They say the stomach is the way to a man’s heart. Traditionally, this advice is given to young ladies courting that special someone with hopes that a home-cooked meal will seal the deal. Yet I think the guidance rings equally true for resorts, hotels and fishing lodges.
April 4

Twin Cities Guide Admits Addiction, Wants to Help Others

Ryan McMahon admits he has an addiction. The 33-year-old Roseville native is a family man as well as one of the hottest up-and-coming fishing guides in town, so to purge his soul and hopefully help others in similar situations he recently produced a compelling video about the object of his obsession.
April 3

The Bird Hunter with Diabetes

I am a bird hunter first. I am a diabetic second.
April 2

Dayton's DNR budget includes new programs, officers

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to accelerate fish and wildlife programs, while also adding nearly a dozen conservation officers in the coming biennium..
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