Search
Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

February 7, 2024

Warm weather forces park officials to suspend Isle Royale wolf count for first time in decades

A stretch of unusually warm weather has forced federal officials to suspend researchers’ annual wolf-moose count in Isle Royale National Park for the first time in more than six decades.
Isle Royale is a 134,000-acre (54,200-hectare) island situated in far western Lake Superior between Grand Marais, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Canada. The park is a wildlife biologist’s dream — it offers a rare opportunity to observe wolves and moose acting naturally without human influence.

Warm weather forces park officials to suspend Isle Royale wolf count for first time in decades Read More »

The book on Ruth Lake in Minnesota’s Crow Wing County: plentiful largemouths, panfish, pike

The first thing that stands out about Crow Wing County’s Ruth Lake is its 600 acres of amazingly clear water. It’s historically had water clarity of 20 feet or more, and it does to this day.
The lake also features some good structure, including several pronounced points, bars, sharp breaks, rock, gravel, and vegetation. At first glance, Ruth looks like it should be an excellent walleye fishery, but it’s more noted for producing largemouth bass, panfish, and northern pike.

The book on Ruth Lake in Minnesota’s Crow Wing County: plentiful largemouths, panfish, pike Read More »

Steve Carney: Poor ice conditions disrupt potential great second half to ice-fishing season in Minnesota

It’s hard to believe ice conditions are regressing so early, so quickly. But that’s what we get with extremely warm weather in January and now February. The recent warm stretch was probably the longest I’ve experienced in late January and early February, and it really has disrupted what potentially appeared to be a great second half of the ice-fishing season.

Steve Carney: Poor ice conditions disrupt potential great second half to ice-fishing season in Minnesota Read More »

Minnesota DNR seeking smokechasers, wildfire response leads

The Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry is hiring smokechasers and wildfire response leads as wildland firefighters.
No experience is necessary to become a smokechaser. Training is provided, schedules are flexible, and there are jobs available statewide. Smokechasers work on a call-when-needed basis. It’s an adventuresome and meaningful way to protect your community while earning extra money.

Minnesota DNR seeking smokechasers, wildfire response leads Read More »

Minnesota Mixed Bag: Outdoor News seeking Person of the Year nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond, often with little fanfare, to preserve and promote Minnesota’s outdoors? For the 24th consecutive year, Outdoor News will this spring announce its person of the year, putting on display the outstanding efforts of a deserving sportsman or woman.

Minnesota Mixed Bag: Outdoor News seeking Person of the Year nominations Read More »

St. Croix River fishing regulations in ’24 will have two sets of rules from Wisconsin, Minnesota

The St. Croix River will see fishing regulation changes on the Wisconsin side, but Minnesota will remain the same this year. The two states had been working on changing some regulations for daily bag limits and fish refuges. Wisconsin was able to complete the process before the upcoming year, while Minnesota couldn’t finish in time.
Shannon Fisher, Minnesota DNR fisheries populations monitoring and regulations manager, said 2024 will have some differences, but he anticipates similar regulations for the states in 2025.

St. Croix River fishing regulations in ’24 will have two sets of rules from Wisconsin, Minnesota Read More »

For a limited time, you can get full access to breaking news, all original Outdoor News stories and updates from the entire Great Lakes Region and beyond, the most up-to-date fishing & hunting reports, lake maps, photo & video galleries, the latest gear, wild game cooking tips and recipes, fishing & hunting tips from pros and experts, bonus web content and much, much more, all on your smartphone, tablet or desktop For just a buck per month!

Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other promotions. $1 per month for 6 months (you will be billed $6) and then your subscription will renew at standard subscription rates. For more information see Terms and Conditions. This offer only applies to OutdoorNews.com and not for any Outdoor News print subscriptions. Offer valid thru 3/31/23.

Already a subscriber to OutdoorNews.com? Click here to login.

Before you go... Get the latest outdoor news sent to your inbox.


Sign up for our free newsletter.

Email Address(Required)
Name
What outdoor activities interest you?