South Dakota offering new flower mix for statewide food plot program

Mix supports pheasant population due to insect growth PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is hoping to add some flower power across the state.

Rock and ice: Strength, technique put Duluth climber among country's elite mixed climbers

Rock and ice: Strength, technique put Duluth climber among country's elite mixed climbers

DULUTH, Minn. -- Fifty feet above the ground, clinging to a sheer wall of gabbro 80 feet high, Duluth's Adam Dailey begins to disappear. He's doing a training climb on mixed rock and ice at Casket Quarry, a popular climbing area on the hillside above West Duluth.

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Pheasant Ph-amily Efforts of EGF family help Red River Valley Pheasants Forever chapter win national No Child Left Indoors award

Pheasant Ph-amily Efforts of EGF family help Red River Valley Pheasants Forever chapter win national No Child Left Indoors award

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- When Brian and Michelle Nelson took over the Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever in 2005, they faced the challenge of reviving a chapter in a region with no pheasants, no habitat for pheasants and no prospects for having a sustainable wild population of the popular game birds. Tall order, that. So, instead of focusing on pheasants and habitat, the East Grand Forks couple and their six kids rolled up their sleeves and went to work on fundraising, selling raffle tickets and recruiting volunteers to help them raise money for hunter education programs, youth trapshooting teams and other kids' outdoor learning initiatives.

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South Dakota offering new flower mix for statewide food plot program Mix supports pheasant population due to insect growth

PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is hoping to add some flower power across the state. Brian Pauly -- a GF&P private lands habitat biologist -- said his department is promoting a new seed mix this year for a program that promotes planting food plots for wildlife. The new mix is a nine-species blend of flowering cover crops that, according to Pauly, will provide brooding habitat for insects.

Two Harbors deer hunter's request spurs legislative action

Two Harbors deer hunter's request spurs legislative action

TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- Two Harbors hunter George Krog wasn't looking for any fame when he went to a local conservation officer last fall to ask for an antlerless deer permit.

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The lake trout grow big on Saganaga Lake along the Canadian border

The lake trout grow big on Saganaga Lake along the Canadian border

ON SAGANAGA LAKE NORTHWEST OF GRAND MARAIS, Ontario, Can. -- This is the first sweet moment of the day. After a six-mile snowmobile ride over lumpy trails and frozen lake, we shut off the machines and listen to the silence. A raven squawks a single-syllable greeting. More silence. When J.T. McMillion totes his power auger toward the north end of Jock's Narrows on Saganaga Lake, he spies something dark on the snow in a cove.

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Two Harbors deer hunter's request spurs legislative action

Two Harbors deer hunter's request spurs legislative action

TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- Two Harbors hunter George Krog wasn't looking for any fame when he went to a local conservation officer last fall to ask for an antlerless deer permit.

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Rescuers come to aid of ailing trumpeter, which was diagnosed with lead poisoning

Rescuers come to aid of ailing trumpeter, which was diagnosed with lead poisoning

HUDSON, Wis. -- A trumpeter swan was seen on Valentine’s Day helping free a sick swan from ice on the St. Croix River near Hudson. Days later, it was a group of humans’ turn to help the bird in need.

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Ski trails and snowmobile trails along the Gunflint Trail lure winter adventurers north

Ski trails and snowmobile trails along the Gunflint Trail lure winter adventurers north

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- Gliding along the Old Logging Camp Trail on his skate skis, Jonathan Baumann coasted to a stop. He used a ski pole to point at a line of large paw prints in the snow. "Wolf tracks," said Baumann, 22. His sister, Brianna Baumann, 24, pulled up alongside to check them out, too. There was no mistaking the tracks, not that they were a big deal to the Baumanns, whose family owns Golden Eagle Lodge on nearby Flour Lake. They see plenty of wildlife and tracks on these Central Gunflint Ski Trails where we were skiing on Monday north of Grand Marais. The trails lie in the heart of the Superior National Forest and Minnesota's wolf country.

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Team effort helps to rescue injured owl

Team effort helps to rescue injured owl

WILLMAR, Minn. — It took a team effort Tuesday to rescue an injured great horned owl and get it transported to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul for further care.

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