Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states.
With antlers both valuable and collectible, the hunt is a major holiday for many and an obsession for others.
The birds once numbered in the millions across the state but there are now about 200 left.
Authorities say newly installed technology on Owasco, Seneca and Skaneateles Lakes will quickly detect changing water-quality conditions that could indicate a harmful algal bloom, or HAB, is developing.
Taxidermists, enthusiasts flock to Missouri for world championships.
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the history of the state’s biggest body of water.
The most recent count last year turned up 67 breeding pairs of the sand-colored birds. That’s an improvement from the low point of 12 pairs in 1990 but a slight drop from 76 pairs two years ago.
Trump administration OKs opening Boundary Waters area to copper mining.
It’s reportedly a sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Otter Tail County will host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. The opener will be held May 7-10. Thumper Pond Resort will serve as event headquarters. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes the annual event along with a host committee. The 73rd annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by a committee of volunteers…
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
New state record tips scales at 50 pounds, 7 ounces.
“They are getting a solid education and understanding of how these fish go through their early life cycle, how important the aquatic environment is to the survival of the trout, and the overall biology of trout habitat.”
The bloom’s size will ultimately depend on rainfall amounts from now through early summer.
(Photo by Brian Peterson)DULUTH, Minn. — Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human. The remains were found in late April at a campsite belonging to a New Mexico man who planned to spend the winter in the woods. Jordan Grider of Moriarty, New Mexico, an experienced outdoorsman, gave his family the…
In recent decades, Mille Lacs’ water clarity has increased, most likely due to septic system improvements around the lake and the invasion of zebra mussels, which are filter feeders that strain out microscopic algae.
Remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade is bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.
National Elk Refuge manager anticipates strong turnout after shed-hunting opening last year had 280 vehicles lined up on the road to the refuge near Jackson, and the refuge is bringing in six extra law enforcement officers.
But as they continue to take a bite out of their food source at the Great Lakes national park, growth of herd expected to at least slow in the coming year. Wolf relocation effort also could help curb numbers.
And Gov. Tim Walz says he supports legislation to ban the recreational hunting of wolves in Minnesota if the federal government succeeds in removing them from the threatened list.
The department says the purchase of 118 acres for $1,075,860 will increase Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve on the Marblehead Peninsula in Ottawa County to 137 acres. State officials say the preserve is home to the only natural population of the plant left in Ohio.
Once bison leave the park in the Gardiner Basin they can be legally killed during two winter seasons by state hunters, as well as by tribal hunters with treaty rights. Some tribal hunts extend into April. The problem has been that the areas where hunters have the easiest access to bison is relatively small and not far from residences.
Reaching state-set goal for deer licenses would represent a significant bounce-back from several harsh winters about a decade ago that impacted both the white-tailed deer and mule deer populations. That in turn would mean a boost to the state’s economy.
The fish are preparing to spawn on their own in the wild for the first time since the population was eliminated in Tennessee in the late 1970s.
Location of choice is considered a crucial choke point where the invasive carp could be prevented from migrating upstream toward the lake.
The bill to authorize $1.5 million for an aquatic nuisance species prevention program is awaiting final approval from Gov. Doug Burgum.