Hunting News

Outdoor News contest to award best buck photos across seven states

Plymouth, Minn. — When you snap photos of your buck this fall, remember to submit them to the 2017 Best Buck Photo Contest appearing in the Outdoor News publications. The annual photo contest is now open to hunting enthusiasts in each of the seven Great Lakes states where outdoorsmen and women can read Outdoor News: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan,…

Wildlife Research Center hosting Melissa Bachman at 2018 Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic

Wildlife Research Center in Ramsey, Minn., will sponsor Melissa Bachman’s appearance at the 2018 Minnesota Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, March 9-11 in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Bachman, a headliner at the annual show, is a well-known hunting television personality and currently hosts the Winchester Deadly Passion series on the Sportsman Channel. Wildlife Research Center is a leader…

DNR: Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend

“The number of breeding ducks in Minnesota and North America has been good in recent years, so we’re optimistic that will result in a good duck season,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the DNR. “Wetland habitat conditions and wild rice lakes are in pretty good shape. Canada goose populations remain high as well, so there’s lots of opportunity to hunt geese this fall.”  

North Branch’s Lance Morgan named DNR firearms safety instructor of the year

Lance Morgan with DNR conservation officer Phil Mohs, who nominated Morgan for the award.Lance Morgan of North Branch has been named the Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Morgan recently received his award at Game Fair, held near Anoka last month. Morgan has been a firearms safety instructor for 10 years and has worked to…