Outdoors
September 28
Bob Anderson

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council regrouping after death of Chairman Bob Anderson

Chairman of Lessard-Sams Council had a reputation for openness and fair play.
September 27

State's only CWD detection lab ramps up as deer season looms

As deer hunting season gets underway, the only lab in Wisconsin that detects chronic wasting disease is also preparing itself for its annual busy spell.
Outdoors
September 26
15 ways to hike, paddle and bike your way through a Minnesota fall

15 ways to hike, paddle and bike your way through a Minnesota fall

You want to see color? There are plenty of ways – and places – to move through a Minnesota fall. We've got your list.
Outdoors
September 26
May 22, 1979: Jim Gilbert recorded bird calls.

50 years in, former Lowry Center naturalist says mission hasn't changed

Naturalist recalls his days helping expand young minds at Lowry Nature Center.
Outdoors
September 26
The cabin owner bought into the area connected to “Preacher Lake.”

Walking back the 'Preacher Lake' legend

Cabin Country: Lutheran Seminary, class of 1932, bought property to have a haven.
Outdoors
September 26
A springtime hunting and fishing party at Lac qui Parle Lake in the mid-1800s.

Anderson: Former DNR commissioner's book tells of state's bountiful hunting past amid wild upheaval

State's hunting past gives a reader pause about what's to come.
Outdoors
September 26
Sigurd Olson

Wild prophet: Long after his death, wilderness writer Sigurd Olson still inspires

Olson was more than a nature writer; as a political organizer and charismatic influence in the wilderness world, the resident of Ely had few peers.
Outdoors
September 26
Maple leaves falling from the tree.

State parks will host autumn festivals, dig deep on geology

Weekend programs at state and regional parks
September 25

Wisconsin's ruffed grouse season shortened

The season for hunting ruffed grouse in the northwestern two-thirds of Wisconsin has been shortened by more than three weeks.
Outdoors
September 25
Wood ducks were prevalent in many parts of Minnesota on Saturday when the 2019 waterfowl season opened. Good thing, too, because blue-winged teal appe

Waterfowl expert: Duck opener didn't live up to expectations

"We hoped for a better opener,'' said Steve Cordts of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Bemidji. "I think it's going to be less than average statewide.''
Outdoors
September 24

Number of young grouse in hunters' bags encouraging so far

Many Minnesota ruffed grouse hunters approached this fall apprehensively, fearing the past two disappointing seasons, would repeat.
Outdoors
September 21
With a vintage Lund Ducker boat in the background, Roger Strand checked out a wood-duck decoy on the eve of Saturday’s duck opener. Strand, of New L

Anderson: Ducks for the family and the future is the goal

The Strands and their crew strive to keep duck hunting tradition alive in Kandiyohi County.
East Metro
September 21
Jeff Whitty, University of Minnesota researcher, took a stunned carp from the Mississippi near Genoa, Wis. It would later be implanted with a transmit

Can a $1 million light-and-sound show stop invasive carp?

Barrier of underwater strobe lights and sound, invented at the U, may be final chance to flush invasive fish from Minnesota's waters.
Outdoors
September 21
Predawn on the 2019 Minnesota waterfowl opener, Rolf Moen of Nisswa pitched a decoy while Sally, a 4-year-old German shorthair pointer, kept a close w

Near Brainerd, storms and not ducks dominate the sky on opener

A familiar marsh near Brainerd produced an unfamiliar and unsatisfying result on season's opening day.
Outdoors
September 20
Currents: Bob Dunlap, DNR zoologist and data specialist

Currents: Bob Dunlap, DNR zoologist and data specialist

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
South Metro
September 19
The trophy room at Jerry Hennessey’s former home in rural Dalton, Minn. Hennessey is in prison after his conviction for stealing more than $5.4 mill

Burnsville taxidermist who mounted swindler's exotic big-game animals sued for fraud

He should have known he was being paid with ill-gotten money, court documents say.
Outdoors
September 19
The Melberg boys and Dusty (from left, Mathew, Andrew and William) Sept. 7 after the youth waterfowl hunt.

History-laden, northwest's Thief Lake brings in waterfowl fans of all ages

Some think Thief Lake is best public hunting spot for ducks in Minnesota.
Outdoors
September 19
Ear protection is a must, and from a young age. Here, Samantha Stark, 14, of the Wayzata High School Trap Team, shot trap Aug. 9, 2016, during a frien

Anderson, on hearing protection: Learn from me, it's a skill you'll need afield

"I was aware even before this malfunction that my hearing wasn't great."
Outdoors
September 19
Part of winter’s beauty is the sight of a black-capped chickadee.

Only about 20 of 240 bird species that nest in Minnesota stay through winter

Several grouse, owl and woodpeckers species among them.
Outdoors
September 19
The one-room structure on Tea Lake is truly of the earth: Lumber from the area was used to build it in 1937.

Cabin in northern Wisconsin is truly of the earth

Cabin Country: With one room, it's rustic as rustic gets.