Rob Drieslein

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Which conservation group deserves your hard-earned dollars?

Which conservation group deserves your hard-earned dollars?

The ranking system from Charity Navigator provides a starting point for determining how well an organization converts money into action

January 2015
Prairie wildlife habitat acquisitions highlight Legacy Act’s first five years

Prairie wildlife habitat acquisitions highlight Legacy Act’s first five years

The Legacy Act, which passed in November 2008, marked five years with an anniversary forum on Thursday with clean water and parks and trails dignitaries on hand, plus some old school sportsmen.

January 2015
Bird photography winter project: capturing close-up images of pileated woodpeckers

Bird photography winter project: capturing close-up images of pileated woodpeckers

No dead trees near your home for attracting and photographing the north country’s largest woodpecker, the pileated? Consider installing one!

January 2015
Post-summit thoughts on the future of farm-country pheasants and upland game hunting

Post-summit thoughts on the future of farm-country pheasants and upland game hunting

An optimistic group of hunters, conservationists, farmers, and wildlife professionals rendezvoused for first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit in Marshall where they devised some top wildlife priorities for the region.

December 2014
Minnesota hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend of firearms season

Minnesota hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend of firearms season

Armed with fewer doe tags, firearms hunters have killed 31,000 fewer whitetails from the same time a year ago, the DNR says

November 2014
Reminder for deer opener 2014: Be scrupulous with radio or cell phone use

Reminder for deer opener 2014: Be scrupulous with radio or cell phone use

Tempted to text? For hunting in Minnesota, it’s illegal to use cell phones or any electronic devices to aid in the taking of big game or small game.

November 2014
Great jig-and-shiner bite for walleyes and northern pike on Lake of the Woods

Great jig-and-shiner bite for walleyes and northern pike on Lake of the Woods

Taking a break from fall hunting, the author enjoyed a great border waters outing via the old reliable jig and shiner minnows

October 2014
Celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act on a pristine north country lake

Celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act on a pristine north country lake

While the Wilderness 50 Conference was occurring in Albuquerque, N.M., the Drieslein clan was birding and traipsing across an Upper Midwestern wilderness area.

October 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton announces plans for a Minnesota Pheasant Summit

Gov. Mark Dayton announces plans for a Minnesota Pheasant Summit

DNR, governor will convene hunters, farmers, conservationists, and other stakeholders to discuss strategies to increase the state’s ring-necked pheasant population

September 2014
The fine (easement) print in federal duck stamp increase legislation

The fine (easement) print in federal duck stamp increase legislation

Prohibit acquisition with the proposed $10 increase in the cost of the federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp? No thanks.

August 2014
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