All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Outdoors
    Minnesota Pheasant News A Mixed Bag

    The celebration may not have been as widely felt, but that Minnesota followed South Dakota with great news on the pheasant front is worth noting. According to a report released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, favorable weather conditions led to a 33 percent increase in the number of Minnesota...

  • News
    A Rare Butterfly Sighting For Northwest Minnesota

    In late July, Beth Siverhus, a certified wildlife rehabilitator in Warroad, Minnesota, was outside trying to catch dragonflies for a purple martin  in her care when she saw “a most spectacular butterfly” feeding on dark purple delphiniums. She ran inside and traded her butterfly net for her camera. At first, Siverhus said,...

  • Hunting
    Bear Necessities

    GREANEY, Minn. — It’s almost 6 p.m. on Tuesday, opening day of Minnesota’s black bear season. This is the waiting hour for Greaney bear guide Dennis Udovich. He sits at a table in his guide quarters, cellphone at the ready. His wife, Mimi, an equal in this 35-year guiding operation, stands by near...

  • Outdoors
    Taking Flight: A New Era In Wildlife Research

    CHURCHILL, Man. — Robert “Rocky” Rockwell just completed his 47th summer studying snow geese and their impact on the fragile Hudson Bay coastline in Wapusk National Park near Churchill, Man., but this year’s field season took the research to new heights. As part of the Hudson Bay Project, a collaborative research program that...

  • Outdoors
    Biology Professor Wins Award For Polar Bear Research

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A UND associate professor of biology recently was honored for new research into noninvasive methods for monitoring polar bears in northern Manitoba. Brian Darby received the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, which carries a $10,000 grant, from The Animal Welfare Institute. The institute established the award in 2006 “to help...

  • Hunting
    Conservative Bear Hunt On Tap In Minn.

    Drawing a bear license in Minnesota used to be a routine thing. A hunter usually could get a license in the state’s bear lottery every year or every other year. Those days are gone – at least for the foreseeable future. Now, a hunter might have to wait three or four years to...

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