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Madelia is the self-proclaimed "Pheasant Capital of Minnesota'' and Saturday it delivered an impressive supply of ringnecks
The DNR is banning movement of farmed whitetail deer once again to protect against spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, which threatens to ruin the state's $1.3 billion deer hunting economy
Conditions placed on outdoors grant money to ensure wildlife, hunting and other recreation receives proper priority.
Wildlife artist Jim Hautman won his sixth federal duck stamp contest, adding to the painting fame he shares with two brothers.
Hunters, tribes, conservation groups and St. Louis County call on state to get rid of deer farms.
Elk relocation project exemplifies long-range forest wildlife planning in the era of climate change.
Spring drumming counts were down, but good nesting conditions bode well for the harvest.
As the Greenwood fire threatened to spread to historic proportions this week, people who manage the forest couldn't help but think of a vivid silver lining.
The Klassen family embodies a sporting movement that has swept 11,000 Minnesota high school kids into team shootouts at local gun clubs and larger tournament venues.
The scarcity of rounds is changing sporting behaviors, impinging on the youth movement in competitive target shooting and greatly inflating the price of going afield.
Henry Drewes ascended inside the DNR for 35 years while constantly urging his peers to make fishing better.
Reflecting the activity's popularity, DNR allocation will speed work on motorized trails in the northeast.
Kelly Straka, an expert in wildlife health who has worked for natural resource agencies in Michigan and Missouri, has been hired as the new wildlife section manager at the Department of Natural Resources.
Some entry points and lakes were closed Thursday, and that complicates plans for those intending to paddle.
From seeing wildlife to self-powered fun, activities are opening up to meet any interests.
Research to help inform DNR management plan.
With a massive base of 4,652 campsites already available by reservation in state parks and state forests, planners are prioritizing quality over quantity.
Minnesota officials are scrambling to fight against the spread of chronic wasting disease in northern deer herds where the always fatal neurological disease has traveled via deer farming
A multimillion-dollar ATV trail building boom is trying to accommodate the tens of thousands of new off-road machines sold to Minnesotans.
At least one discarded carcass had chronic wasting disease.
It took a little while, but the fish eventually started biting near Red Wing.
Biggest spring turnout is for sturgeon and 'the action's been hot.'
As this year's May 15 fishing opener approaches, thoughts turn to fishing openers past and the joyful stampede of walleye anglers that jammed bait shops Up North for two days of round-the-clock sales.
Reidents are concerned that the Border to Border Touring Route will increase traffic of high-impact vehicles on natural surface roads in remote forest lands
Discovery on Beltrami County farm threatens animals on tribal lands.
2019 projects tied to lottery proceeds are cut and lumped into bill.
Agency wants to reverse culture of disrespect with targeted new campaign.
The agency's higher goal over the next five years is to maximize fishing opportunity, including catch-and-release.
Early season anglers on Mille Lacs will be allowed a one-walleye bag limit this year before the season shifts to catch-and-release regulations in June.
These Minnesotans went into the wild for different reasons, but all have experienced unmistakable awe.
A trip into the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for a long weekend is a must. So, too, are gaining some skills and taking on a longer adventure.
Discussions already have begun with wildlife officials in North Dakota to collaborate on a research paper showing dispersal of the chemicals in deer from both states.
For the remainder of the year, walleye fishing would be limited to catch and release with a two-week closure in July
Stocking mishap on Cuyuna mine lake has started dedicated effort in Crosby area.
Of all that has changed over centuries along the Gunflint Trail, the greeting that pines whisper to old-timers and newcomers alike has been constant.
Consecutive years of high water during spawning have helped walleye, too.
Five young gear heads regale YouTube with daring thrills and spills.
DNR is pinpointing lakes for growing sunfish populations.
Research shows vulnerability; first bag limit possible in 2022.
Minnesota legislators who care about fish, wildlife and other natural resources are poised for a five-month session expected to be dominated by fiscal matters and COVID-19 precautions.
The outdoors lured new participants in 2020.
DNR and landowners search for answers for hot spot near La Crescent.
Benjamin Knutson achieved the inconceivable by landing two 50-inch muskies on the same outing on Mille Lacs.
The 7-by-8 rack with a gross score of 380 and a net score of a little more than 367 is now the second-largest Minnesota elk scored for the Boone and Crockett conservation club.
Lindner, of Brainerd, described himself as a daydreamer but worked obsessively as a salesman, fishing guide, inventor, educator, storyteller, outdoors pioneer and ambassador.
Harvest down nearly a third from last year; weather cited.
Forty-six Minnesota state parks were closed this weekend to hold deer hunts of one sort or another. Afton's hunt is one of 15 set aside for youths.
Many families will be altering their traditions this weekend as Minnesota's deep season starts."Everybody hates it, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do.''
Not enough hunters are volunteering their deer for testing, challenging disease researchers.
Conservation officers have turned up at least 15,000 pieces headed for back-channel selling.
Minnesota small game hunters enjoyed a higher rate of success for most species last year, including pheasants, according to the annual survey conducted by the Department of Natural Resources.
In an era when conservationists and wildlife managers are yearning for an injection of youth to reverse a decades-long decline in waterfowl hunting, Tyler, Trevor, Travis and 16-year-old Tanner Montez are bucking the trend.
Counter to recent years, stamp sales are up and reports are positive.
So far this year, an unprecedented surge in ATV ridership across Minnesota has led to 20 fatal accidents — more deaths than the state normally sees in a year.
Walleye harvest by state-licensed anglers totaled 64,339 pounds through August; the 2020 allotment was 87,800 pounds.
Ruffie group's push for trail upgrades comes as hunter numbers decline.
Walk-up sales at the nation's biggest provider of bulk bear bait are just a fraction of overall operations, but Jen Carlson and her husband, Cory, enjoy their customers' hunting tales and bear photos as much now as they did 21 years ago.
Founded by two conservation-minded anglers who wanted to bond with fishermen who would "take to the water like dogs," the old-school club is thriving after 38 years
Lou Cornicelli led the state's effort to stop chronic wasting disease in deer.
Someone stole the fishing gear of three 12-year-olds in St. Michael, but a pro fishing guide led an effort to replenish it.
Heading north to Canada likely is not an option, so Minnesota waterfowlers are expected, in large numbers, to try North Dakota instead.
Glen Gunderson, chief executive president of the nonprofit association, has successfully allayed some fears that the YMCA could be losing interest in camping. But his strong reassurances haven't ended the controversy.
Voyageurs Park Superintendent Bob DeGross said the blockbuster act raises hopes for restoration of many undeveloped historic sites inside the boundaries of Minnesota's leading national park property.
Illnesses affecting humans and animals drive many adjustments.
Even young trout survived as did most stream banks.
Ray Ruiz's job with the Department of Natural Resources is to work with diverse metro area community groups to increase participation in fishing.
The temporary closure of Canada's border has cut off the only land route to Angle Inlet. For now, nearly all traffic is by boat. The routes vary from 30 to 50 miles long and can be dangerous if ill-equipped or inexperienced.
Despite the surge in hunting and fishing during the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota's wildlife conservation groups are retrenching to cope with a fundraising crisis.
The head-spinning measurements of activity on the lake, as reported in the most recent DNR data, mesh with reports by fishing guides, bait store owners and conservation officers.
The teacher leverages his passion for fly fishing and drifting into a unique Minnesota guide service.
Previous outdoor recreation guidelines set by the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Health prohibited live weigh-ins.
Project taken up by DNR and Fond du Lac Band could include moving some elk to Hinckley area.
At least 85% of the daily catch at Mohn Fish Market is purchased by retailers along University Avenue in St. Paul and in other Asian enclaves in the metro area.
McEnroe developed an unrivaled trove of sources ranging from hotel bellhops to federal judges to strangers to break news around the world.
Researcher "Hawk Daddy" is part of restoration effort near southeast part of state.