DNR: More deer, but another "conservative'' season in offing

DNR: More deer, but another "conservative'' season in offing

Mild winter helped boost deer numbers.

Father’s Day in the Canadian Wild

July 24
There is no finer fishing partner than one’s father. In my case, Dad has been not only my lifelong fishing partner but also one of my best friends. I am grateful for this blessing today, yet I also sense that decades from now the time I spent in a boat with Dad will take on even greater meaning.

Mille Lacs walleye harvest could hit quota by end of month

July 21
Despite this year’s low walleye population, DNR fishery surveys have shown this year that there may be good news on the horizon.
Outdoors
July 20

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson presenting at Cabela's Tuesday

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson with some advice for bear hunters on using scents. Antonson will present about that and much more in a DNR seminar this week at Cabela's in Rogers.
Sports
July 20

Invasive spiny waterfleas found on Lake Vermilion

Not good news for Lake Vermilion: state officials have confirmed the popular northern Minnesota lake is infested with spiny waterfleas.
Outdoors
July 14

Heroes of Benghazi Charity Shooting Event

On the night of September 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the US Embassy and nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and Information Officer Sean Smith were all killed in the attack.
Outdoors
July 8

A Mother's Day Trip Sans Kids

My life got forever better on July 17, 2014, when my son Joseph Mario was born. I’ve never been much of a baby person, but I was amazed how much fuller and happier my already-full and already-happy life became when my wife gave birth to those all-consuming 8-pounds, 13 ounces.
Outdoors
July 7

R&R at the Ritz

Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate. Spotlights illuminate these three words in glass showcases at the new Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour in Miami. Guests at the 5-star, oceanfront hotel have an easy time following these three cardinal rules, as my wife and I discovered during our visit earlier this summer.
Outdoors
July 7

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.
Outdoors
July 6

Fishing in full force!

We've seen some nice catches this summer.
Sports
July 2

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
Sports
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.
Sports
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.
Outdoors
June 21

River Monsters of Minnesota

It's not just the rivers of the South that have "River Monsters"!
Trophy Tales
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Outdoors
June 17

Photo Essay: Florida Keys Overseas Highway

“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.”
Sports
June 13

Numerous laws approved by Legislature will affect outdoor enthusiasts

Hunters, anglers, boaters, trappers and more will be affected
Outdoors
June 12

Video Blog: A Day in Paradise

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.
Sports
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.
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
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.
Outdoors
May 30

Bring summer on!

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

Photo Essay: Mule Ride on the Grand Canyon

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

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

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