An October hunting trip off the Gunflint Trail produced ridiculous autumn scenery, ruffed grouse, and an appetizing culinary education for the author last week.
Outdoor Websights by Rob Drieslein
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
On the evening of Dec. 31, the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History will close its classic location on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.
Outdoor and sportsmen’s groups offer upbeat response to President-elect Trump’s top administrator of America’s public lands
Sportsmen succeed in yanking contentious measure from energy spending bill that would have blocked collaborative sagebrush management plans in the West
Managing a robust deer hunting season unfortunately, and properly, will take a backseat to the Minnesota DNR’s CWD Response Plan around Permit Area 348 in the southeast.
Which tactics next after discovering fresh scrapes on the eve of the rut during the heart of the firearms deer hunting season?
Halloween, angry birds, Edgar Allan Poe… if the author had his way, Minnesota’s state bird might be North America’s largest corvid.
Family, friends cure Nature Deficit Disorder exposure with a quick visit to Prince William Forest Park in northern Virginia.
DNR encourages deer hunters in southeastern Minnesota to submit harvested deer for chronic wasting disease sampling. Win a prize, too.
Wilderness camping and fishing with kids five years after a massive blaze torched the forests south and east of Ely.
Gary Clancy passed away on Wednesday afternoon, July 27. The author wrote this note to him last week when he learned the longtime Outdoor News contributor had entered hospice care.
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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