Most people have heard the distinctive call of the common barred owl, and the early nesters likely have young thinking about fledging already in mid-May.
Two big news items! The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released a long-awaited deer report today. And during the next five days, multiple events will highlight sportsmen support for public lands.
With his dry wit, crazy cast of literary characters, and love of rural places, Pat McManus drew comparisons to Mark Twain and other American humorists.
New legislation threatens the Conservation Reserve Program, and the Northwest Sportshow means it’s time to honor Hall of Fame anglers plus the Outdoor News Person of the Year.
In storage since the 1980s, thousands of .45 handguns will hit the marketplace via the CMP. Gun enthusiasts willing to process paperwork can get a crack at one.
Former Department of Interior officials object to recent Trump administration ruling on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Interior’s Office of the Solicitor declared last month that the MBTA does not prohibit incidental take of birds. These natural resources professionals and career public servants disagree.
From Mille Lacs to CWD to the Hautmans to white-tailed deer hunting: the top 10 Minnesota outdoors stories of 2017
The past 12 months saw thousands of outdoors headlines across the state, region, and nation, but here are the topics that stood out for staffers at Outdoor News.
A top-notch keynote speaker for 2018 DNR Roundtable, and the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame announces its 2018 inductees
Conservationists interested in meeting the BHA president have an opportunity on Jan. 4, and several worthy Minnesotans will enter the state’s fishing hall o’ fame.
Hunter-harvested white-tailed buck has personalized ear tags, and the DNR wants to know who put them there.
Public comment period on Zinke Interior Department’s plan for Western sage grouse ends Nov. 27.
A big crowd gathered for an evening at O’Gara’s in St. Paul on Wednesday to honor a fine Minnesota conservation advocate.
An October hunting trip off the Gunflint Trail produced ridiculous autumn scenery, ruffed grouse, and an appetizing culinary education for the author last week.
Vacationing along central Florida’s “Space Coast,” the author and his family carved out an afternoon for the shorebirds, alligators and mangroves of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. citizens have until August 28 to comment on Trump administration’s efforts to repeal Clean Water Rule.
DNR biologists say the large furbearer and member of the weasel family has been recolonizing southern Minnesota for several years.
Now, in all its glory, 18 years after he originally penned the piece, a tongue-in-cheek essay comparing fishing and childbirth.
The final 2017 Environment bill, which Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign, includes a provision to allow scopes during the blackpowder season.
Conservation groups send letter to Capitol demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T for hunting, fishing, and conservation funding
Signers include DU and PF: “Minnesotans want clean water and a thriving outdoors, and they have voted to pay for it.”
A memo from the Trump USDA on Wednesday tells American landowners: No more room in federal Conservation Reserve Program.
With the Minnesota trout opener looming on April 15, DNR Fisheries crews were planting thousands of rainbows in the south-metro coldwater fishery.
Over three feet of ice, the massive border water produces an excellent late-season mixed bag of perch, walleyes, and saugers.
Candidate Trump said “drain the swamp,” but American sportsmen aren’t going to tolerate “drain the wetlands.”
The author has owned and fired pistols and revolvers for decades, but still found a Minnesota concealed carry class enlightening and an opportunity to reinforce safety rules and skills.
Start by planning your epic open water 2017 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness fishing trip right now.
Hunting, angling, and conservation groups weigh in on cabinet post confirmation hearings, and – back in Minnesota – Gov. Mark Dayton launches a massive grassland and water quality effort
The Outdoor News “year in review” appeared in this week’s print edition, and here’s how staffers ranked the biggest outdoors stories from a year that brought us public lands battles and President Trump