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

Ducks Unlimited Films series takes trio on North Dakota hunt.

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

May 22
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.

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

May 19
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.
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 9 hours 12 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
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.
Outdoors
February 20
Action on the EagleCam: First egg is spotted

Action on the EagleCam: First egg is spotted

Nongame Wildlife Program, which manages the popular feed, announces the news.
Outdoors
February 16
Questions stream, too, from popular Minnesota EagleCam

Questions stream, too, from popular Minnesota EagleCam

First egg is expected "any day now," say state wildlife observers.
Outdoors
February 6
Ultramarathoners reflect on 'deep freeze' of their successful double Arrowhead

Ultramarathoners reflect on 'deep freeze' of their successful double Arrowhead

Minneapolis women covered 270 miles over seven days on the rugged trail in northern Minnesota.
Outdoors
February 5
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

External review of Mille Lacs walleye management finds no big flaws

A panel of research scientists evaluated the way the DNR manages the Mille Lacs walleye fishery and found no significant flaws in the agencies techniques.
Outdoors
February 2
New documentary zooms in on the MAMIL (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra)

New documentary zooms in on the MAMIL (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra)

Minnetonka cyclist's love of the ride gets told in new film.
Outdoors
January 30

Frosted ultramarathoners have 'Double Arrowhead' in their sights

In extreme cold, Twin Cities racers are more than halfway through second 135-mile leg.
Outdoors
January 29

Ultramarathoners complete 135 miles of their 'Double Arrowhead'

Kate Coward and Kari Gibbons started the race Monday morning back to Tower, Minn.
Outdoors
January 18

Conditions set up well for this year's golden eagle survey

National Eagle Center looks forward to adding to knowledge of the elusive raptor.
Outdoors
December 28, 2017

Week to week, Minnesota fatbike ride calendar is filled

Rides and races abound this winter; Penn Cycle series is one of the originals.
Outdoors
December 18, 2017

A birder's tale: If you don't see it, try, try again

Great gray owl at Sax-Zim Bog makes photographer work to find it.