Big buck racks galore headline – along with an impressive list of “headliners” – last weekend’s Classic.
The main event in the Northland Fat Bike Rally begins with a mass start on Lake Bemidji and then heads into Lake Bemidji State Park. (exploreminnesota.com)The beauty of snowshoeing is you don’t need groomed trails to ‘shoe in what has become a snowy winter of record proportions in parts of the North Country. In fact, breaking your own trail in…
Bernie Barringer with the blonde black bear he arrowed to complete the black bear grand slam. (Photo courtesy of Bernie Barringer)The bear was on the modest side by most standards. But when one of the foremost black bear hunters in the world says the 250-pound bruin was the most remarkable bear he has ever shot, well, you wonder … What…
Cat killed by motor vehicle near Nimrod.
Ruling nixes planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho this fall.
Warmer and wetter climate in the Midwest could lead to the displacement of some cold water fish species in southern Lake Michigan and trigger die-offs in smaller inland lakes, according to a new report.
(Jimmy Bell, Student Angler Tournament Trail)Ben Swanson and Zach Hapka of Minnetonka teamed up for a 24-pound, 5-ounce bag to win the Minnesota Student Angler Tournament Trail’s Tournament of Champions fishing tournament on Sunday on Lake Minnetonka. The two earned $10,000 in scholarships for the win. The tournament drew 126 anglers – 63 two-person teams, with 26 schools represented from…
Grand Rapids, Minn. — Homefield advantage, indeed. First-day leaders Kobie Koenig and Alex Keranen, of Grand Rapids, added to their comfortable advantage on the second and final day to pull away and win the 2018 Minnesota Junior Bass Nation State Championship, Aug. 25-26 on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids. The duo, which led by nearly 5 pounds after Day 1…
Volunteers helped collect fungi specimens during Dakota County’s first MycoBlitz event at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.A new event providing important ecological information has sprouted in Dakota County. On Aug. 5, 45 volunteers joined Dakota County Parks staff and the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum for the County’s first MycoBlitz, an event to document and collect specimens of fungi in Lebanon…
On Grand Rapids’ Lake Pokegama, three twosomes of local juniors finish in the top five.
Effort to translocate up to 300 grouse to Missouri over three-year period. Missouri Department of Conservation will provide Wisconsin DNR with a donation that will be used to create early-successional forest habitat in the areas where grouse trapping will occur. This work will benefit grouse and other wildlife species that depend on early-successional forest habitat.
Fish pond remains one of the most popular attractions at the Minnesota State Fair.
White Bear Lake, Minn. — Wildlife Forever has unveiled Calls for Conservation, a new promotion with the Deadshot Custom Call Company offering acrylic, hand-made duck calls in time for the upcoming waterfowl season. Made in the USA, each call is custom built, and hand tuned for amazing sound and clarity, Wildlife Forever said in a news release. And with every…
Alabama 1-2 in tournament, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which included 670 anglers on 337 high school teams from across the nation and three countries.
In Oklahoma, brothers Mitch and Thor Swanson improve three spots from 2017 showing on Lake Bemidji.
The plan outlines proposed five-year fish population objectives and management actions for walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake sturgeon, with most of the interest surrounding possible changes for walleye, sauger.
World’s largest sportfishing trade show kicks into high gear.
According to the DNR, just over 805,000 licenses were sold through the Fourth of July weekend – the lowest since 2013. That’s nearly a 5 percent drop from last year, when the total was just over 846,000 through the Fourth.
A legislative hearing on a bill, the Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act, is scheduled at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 17, according to the House Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 6013 would “amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting…
First-ever NABC bass tournament a highlight on growing Lake of the Woods-area tournament fishing slate.
Andover, Minn. — Put a traditional bow in E.J. Gudowicz’s hands, and you put a smile on his face. So it was difficult to tell if it was this traditional bow shoot or the recounting of recent traditional bowhunting success that had him smiling especially wide recently. Probably both. Because, as he noted on a trek through a course at…
Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship boasts 8,000 participants from more than 350 teams.
“Sticks” enthusiasts gather for 28th time at Rapids Archery Club’s annual event.
Beginning March 1, fewer keeper walleyes, saugers in spring, winter under Lake of the Woods proposal
Would mean catch-and-release for spring fishing season on Rainy River and changing winter regs to match those of the open-water season, with two less saugers to help protect that population, and the changes would go into effect March 1, 2019.
Four chosen in random drawing – they weren’t named to protect their privacy – and fifth license to be awarded through raffle.
Volunteer trackers reported between 900 and 950 wolf sightings this winter, a slight decline compared to the numbers from the previous year.