STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Ma and the cubs come to visit the Johnsons
Bill and Mary Johnson had a surprise last Wednesday night at their home about two miles west of Two Harbors. Mary looked out and saw what at first she thought to be three bears. But then she and Bil... Posted on 4/21/15 at 4:19 PM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND moose & elk deadline
Applications for this falls moose and elk hunting seasons must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight March 25.
To apply online, or to print out an application to mail, access the North Dakota... Posted on 3/25/15 at 2:36 PM
STAFF BLOG SOUTH DAKOTA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Saving the tundra by controlling snow geese
Some of you may have seen today's article about snow goose populations in North America in The Daily Republic. While light goose overpopulation certainly isn't a new problem as a conservation has been... Posted on 3/14/12 at 8:48 AM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS What to do?
Canada geese are again in the news (StatemanJournal.com)out in the land of relatives, Oregon. For reasons which are largely unknown, part of the Alaska-breeding flock has taken to wintering in the Wil... Posted on 11/10/10 at 1:58 PM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Pheasant hunting tips
According to a DNR wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as your daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant's daily movements can increase your odds of fl... Posted on 9/16/10 at 8:50 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Wild turkey hunters in Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns counties can help determine if highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is present in Minnesota wildlife by allowing a sample to be collected from their turkeys.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is drafting new deer license goals for the next five years, and fewer deer gun tags likely will be the reality for the foreseeable future.
After teasing us with 70-degree weather in mid-March, spring has been an elusive season, of late. Despite the setbacks, it will get here eventually. When those anticipated nice days finally arrive, it's important to make the most of them. The best way to do that is to have a plan for getting outside and enjoying the weather.
Decline in gun tags contributes to 60 percent success rate, up from 55 percent in 2013.
North Dakota deer hunters shot about 26,300 deer for a success rate of 60 percent during the 2014 deer gun hunting season, the state Game and Fish Department announced this week.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Kelly Welch has covered himself in corn stalks, shivered in cold waters in the pre-dawn dark, and slogged through ankle deep mud. All of this is for the thrill waterfowl hunters know when their prey comes into range.
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.
Lake of the Woods
In the Pine Island area, the best reports are coming from anglers venturing out 15 miles or farther, and anglers are catching a mix of walleyes and saugers, Lake of the Woods tourism reported. Anglers fishing structure near Knight, Bridges and Garden island also are doing well. Meanwhile, "decent" fishing is being reported from the Morris Point area to Zippel Bay in 20 feet to 28 feet of water during the day and 15 to 18 feet mornings and evenings. Reefs and mud bottom areas adjacent to structure have been producing fish near Long Point and Rocky Point.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A study examining the link between quality habitat and the quantity of pheasants will bring researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Nobles County in southwest Minnesota this spring and summer.
Reduced protection favored over endangered to allow federal trapping.
WASHINGTON -- The biggest supporters of protecting wolves in the U.S. came out in support of a reduced protection level for the big canines to make federal management more flexible.
Research adds heat to trees growing in Cloquet, Ely test plots.
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Minnesota’s northern forests will look much different in coming decades as a warming climate encourages tree species like oaks and maples and pushes others, including spruce and fir, out of the region.
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