This is the commercial airing on television throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin right now that I created for Game Fair. Watch it on here and be sure to visit GameFair.com for all the details on the 31st year of the event. Bring your dog, bring the kids, bring your friends and have a terrific day outdoors enjoying all the sights, sounds and activities that take place at Game Fair.
U.S. Geological Survey researchers led by Kevin Kenow caught live loons on Big Birch Lake in central Minnesota on Tuesday night, July 10. This video shows an adult bird being captured in a net. Per the story in the print edition of this week's Outdoor News, the USGS scientists then took blood samples from the birds, as well as fitted them with leg bands and geo-locators.
In this video the researchers -- based out of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse -- corral a young loon. By the time the night (July 10) was complete, they'd caught four adults and two chicks from Little Birch Lake and four adults and three chicks from Big Birch in central Minnesota.
After 18 months without any new state record fish, the Minnesota DNR confirmed two applications this past winter. One for a burbot (eelpout) and the other for a shovelnose sturgeon.
The exotic species crackdown: No more warnings for aquatic invasives species violations in 2012.
Minnesota's first modern wolf-hunting season takes shape
A look at the effects of the 93,000-acre Pagami Creek Fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Northern pike spearing returns this winter to Cass Lake
Sandhill cranes: Back on the Minnesota hunting menu