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Pheasant plan draft offers a preview

Pheasant plan draft offers a preview

While a final version of a pheasant plan is probably a few weeks away, some of the details of how the DNR and others hope to improve pheasant habitat, numbers, and hunting are beginning to emerge.

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Pheasant plan draft offers a preview

Pheasant plan draft offers a preview

DNR to manage for more deer

DNR to manage for more deer

In the market for a new shotgun

In the market for a new shotgun

At 11,720 turkeys, spring season tally is third best

At 11,720 turkeys, spring season tally is third best

Moose collaring in state is over, but not research

Moose collaring in state is over, but not research

Summer target shooting season: Youth firearms tips

Summer target shooting season: Youth firearms tips

One step forward for project to look at elk restoration

One step forward for project to look at elk restoration

Late-season gobblers there for the taking

Late-season gobblers there for the taking

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Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Pattern your shotgun now, and work ahead to avoid any unnecessary equipment or calling blunders when chasing gobblers

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

Remember all aspects of safety during this deer hunting season

Whether you're hunting via firearm, archery, or muzzleloader (in a treestand or ground blind) have a mental safety checklist whenever you head afield.

Archery hunting during the deer rut — bowhunting advice from an expert

Successful Pope and Young record holder offers advice on how to be successful at archery hunting during the rut.

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Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

Fishing tips: proper handling for fish catch and release

Having the proper tools and tackle will help you become more efficient and effective when practicing catch and release this open-water season.

Late-season tactics for spring gobblers

Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

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Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Naughty or Nice

After a season of hunting and fishing, the outdoor enthusiasts in your life are sure to know what gear needs replacing, upgrading, or retiring

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In the market for a new shotgun

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Don't let poison ivy ruin your outdoor experiences

Whether hiking, fishing or doing yard work, watch your step, be smart

Summer target shooting season: Youth firearms tips

Plinking with the .22 is fun, builds basic firearms familiarity, and establishes safety rules for young shooters

Early waterfowl work: Going long with dog training drills

Working distance retrieves with your dog now will reap rewards when this fall’s duck and goose hunting seasons arrive

Why do gobblers go silent in the spring?

There are a variety of reasons, Ohio turkey biologist says

Late-season gobblers there for the taking

Key tactic: Get out and hunt

Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today

Live life to the fullest

Late-season tactics for spring gobblers

Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many

A call for all reasons

Your turkey-hunting arsenal should include several models

An evening of toasting and roasting Pheasants Forever’s Joe Duggan

Hundreds of hunters, friends and family, and natural resources advocates turned out Thursday night to thank a Minnesota conservation leader for more than three decades of hard work… and results.

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Archive »Cooking

Sweet and Smokey Grilled Duck - Brine it in an apple juice bath and grill with a touch of hot sauce, it's time to pull that bird meat out of the freezer and get it on the grill.

Morel Mushrooms stuffed with a crab and cheese filling.

In the wild mushroom world, morels are king. Prized for their wonderful earthy flavor, they also offer a great excuse to head into the woods in spring.

Fajita Kabobs

Looking for a recipe that makes a tough cut of meat something worth savoring?

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Archive »Travel

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

Planning, preparation make a difference

Writer's treehouse stay doesn't disappoint

House built by Ohio couple near Mohican

Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

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