With the Minnesota trout opener looming on April 15, DNR Fisheries crews were planting thousands of rainbows in the south-metro coldwater fishery. continue reading ›
Outdoor Websights by Rob Drieslein
Over three feet of ice, the massive border water produces an excellent late-season mixed bag of perch, walleyes, and saugers. continue reading ›
Candidate Trump said “drain the swamp,” but American sportsmen aren’t going to tolerate “drain the wetlands." continue reading ›
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 continue reading ›
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 continue reading ›
Outdoor and sportsmen’s groups offer upbeat response to President-elect Trump’s top administrator of America’s public lands continue reading ›
Sportsmen succeed in yanking contentious measure from energy spending bill that would have blocked collaborative sagebrush management plans in the West continue reading ›
Which tactics next after discovering fresh scrapes on the eve of the rut during the heart of the firearms deer hunting season? continue reading ›
Family, friends cure Nature Deficit Disorder exposure with a quick visit to Prince William Forest Park in northern Virginia. continue reading ›
DNR encourages deer hunters in southeastern Minnesota to submit harvested deer for chronic wasting disease sampling. Win a prize, too. continue reading ›
Wilderness camping and fishing with kids five years after a massive blaze torched the forests south and east of Ely. continue reading ›
Big trout, a deep Western canyon, and a surly serpent highlight a morning of flyfishing on a classic coldwater fishery. continue reading ›
New program seeks to develop the next generation of conservationists by cultivating skills in leadership, communication, advocacy, and public policy. continue reading ›
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would require non-waterfowl migratory bird to enhance waterfowl image for 2016 contest. continue reading ›
About This Blog
Rob Drieslein has been a professional newspaper and magazine outdoors scribe in Minnesota since 1992. In 1997, he became editor of Minnesota Outdoor News and was named managing editor of the Outdoor News Publications in 2003. In addition to his editorial duties, Drieslein hosts Outdoor News Radio (syndicated by Learfield Communications), and he’s written for several national and regional magazines including Pheasants Forever, American Rifleman, and Northern Wilds. Living in the Twin Cities, Drieslein and his wife of 20 years, Annette, raise three sons and a daughter, all of whom enjoy canoe camping trips in the Boundary Waters, hiking, recreational shooting, and fishing Minnesota’s lakes and streams.
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