Staff Report

Find deer check stations, TB/CWD testing sites

(Photo by Windigo Images)Again this year, deer check station operations will look different than in years before the coronavirus pandemic. Hunters can expect extra measures to be in place to protect the health and safety of all. Hunters are required to wear face masks to DNR deer check stations and to remember social distancing guidelines, staying 6 feet away from other individuals…

Message to Outdoor News readers regarding U.S. Postal Service delays

Outdoor News early this week received many phone calls from readers across the state who had not yet received their most recent edition of the newspaper. This is the result of COVID-related personnel shortages and distribution backlogs at the U.S. Postal Service in the Twin Cities, which the agency has highlighted on its website. Please know that Outdoor News regrets the delay to readers,…

Governor eases restrictions on motorboats

While the restriction on the use of motorboats was being lifted, other restrictions remain in effect, and any outdoor activity permitted under the order, including boating, must be done in a manner consistent with social distancing. 

Great spring project for kids: Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge [video]

Since 1989, the Wood Duck Challenge has been an Outdoor News institution that encourages youth under the age of 18 to construct and install a wood duck nesting box. For access to complete plans and instructions, check out this video. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos, Wood…

Outdoor News video: Ice fishing, catch and release, and the tools to get it done

Ice anglers, do you prefer to release the fish you catch? Here are a few of the proper tools to aid successful catch-and-release on the hard water. Categories: Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Ice fishing

Outdoor News video: ice fishing with set lines

There are many different ways to catch fish when going out ice fishing. Outdoor News’ Jason Revermann shares his favorite technique ice fishing while using set lines rather than other ways when you’re jumping from hole to hole. Categories: Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos,…