Antlerless deadline for some deer hunters is Sept. 7.

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

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

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.

Famed tournament angler, entrepreneur Ted Capra dies

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.
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
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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
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.
Outdoors
May 13

Walleyes cooperate on Crane Lake on first day of fishing opener

The morning was chillier than predicted — in the mid- to high 30s at sunup — but walleye fishing generally was good on Crane Lake on the season opener Saturday. Walleyes were caught in 14 to 16 feet of water on shiner, chub and fathead minnows
Sports
February 7

Mille Lacs again to host big B.A.S.S. tourney

Followup contest set for Pokegama for first time.
Sports
January 25

Dayton proposes fishing, deer-hunting license fee increases

Other hikes in outdoors user fees also proposed by governor, DNR
Sports
November 14, 2016

DNR sets Upper Red Lake winter walleye limit at three

The DNR said Monday that winter anglers on Upper Red Lake can keep three walleyes, one of which may be longer than 17 inches.
Sports
September 6, 2016

Minnesota pheasant count jumps 29 percent

Mild winter benefits birds, despite ongoing habitat loss.
Sports
August 1, 2016

DNR to prohibit Minn. entry of some big-game carcasses from other states

Concern is over chronic wasting disease.
Sports
August 1, 2016

Somewhat higher deer harvest likely this fall; licenses on sale

After two "conservative'' whitetail harvest strategies, DNR to allow more antlerless permits this fall.
Sports
April 7, 2016

Minnesota DNR reverses Mille Lacs live bait ban

The Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday morning it is reversing its earlier decision to ban live bait for most Mille Lacs anglers beginning with the May 14 opener.
Sports
April 4, 2016

Three walleye limit will continue on Upper Red Lake with May 14 opener

DNR says lake's walleye population is healthy.
Sports
March 21, 2016
A walleye is netted on the Twin Pines Resort boat at sunset last July during an evening excursion on Lake Mille Lacs.

Mille Lacs to be catch-and-release only for walleye anglers

Anglers targeting walleye must use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught. The DNR's rules are intended to conserve walleyes, while providing some action for anglers.
Sports
February 24, 2016

Bighead carp found in Minnesota River near New Ulm

The DNR is concerned about the potential impacts of invasive carp in the Minnesota River watershed and has several projects in the works.
Sports
January 6, 2016

DNR names Rodmen Smith new enforcement chief

Smith, 44, will oversee a $38 million annual budget and a staff of 250, including more than 200 conservation officers.
Sports
January 4, 2016

DNR hires new big game leader

The DNR announced Monday it has hired Adam Murkowski as the new big game manager for Minnesota's deer, elk and moose populations.
Outdoors
December 16, 2015

Best of the Best: Top 5 Travel Destinations of 2015

In 2015, I was fortunate to add many thrilling chapters to my travel adventures. The experiences were remarkable and diverse. Driving an authentic, circa-1851 stagecoach in the Western frontier. Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean while the sun rises over South Beach. Boating alongside a bull moose swimming across a lake in Canada's boreal forest. Catching an elusive tarpon from the banks of a tropical island.