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.

Thousands of sandhill cranes on display at Sherburne refuge

November 14
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.

Opening weekend deer harvest about same as last year in Minnesota

November 7
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.
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.
Here you go, Minnesotans, all you need to know to camp well this year
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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
Blogs
July 11

Ruffed grouse numbers up; near population cycle peak, DNR says

Sharptail numbers steady
Outdoors
July 6

Gov. Dayton to fish bass on Mille Lacs Saturday with Vikings' Joseph

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Mille Lacs to fish for bass and promote the lake's status as the best bass fishing lake in the country. The governor will be joined by Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph as well as a group of young anglers and other guests.
Outdoors
July 6

DNR to upgrade, modernize its licensing system

New model won't be available for a couple of years
Outdoors
June 12

Minnesota angler ties own record for catching flathead catfish

Jake Robinson of Shakopee has tied his own state record flathead catfish in the catch-and-release length category with a 49-inch monster taken from the Minnesota River near Savage.