National

A special evening celebrating conservation, art, family

Winner of the recent 2022 Federal Duck Stamp contest, Joe Hautman shares a family collection of past duck stamps with Ronny Hustvedt, who produced a video on the history of the duck stamp last year.By Ron and Ronny Hustvedt It was a big weekend in the waterfowling world, especially in Minnesota. In addition to it being the state waterfowler opener,…

18 named to Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council

Council will engage diverse stakeholders and advise efforts to conserve wildlife and habitats while supporting recreational hunting and shooting sports.WASHINGTON — In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 24, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today announced 18 members of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council. “Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have some of the deepest…

California fish conservation law could protect bees

(Minnesota DNR)SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state’s high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that allowed the California Fish and Game Commission to consider granting endangered species protection to four…

Overcoming life-changing events while claiming Angler of the Year title: How Palaniuk did it

After one of the most memorable seasons in his career, Humminbird and Minn Kota Pro Brandon Palaniuk earned his second career Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year title after wrapping up a dominant season that included him and his wife, Tiffany Palaniuk, becoming parents amidst the hectic tournament schedule. “This one isn’t going to settle in for a little…

Bassmaster Elite Series Mississippi River event decided by 4 ounces

Bryan Schmitt, of Deale, Md., has won the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River with a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces. (Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.)LA CROSSE, Wis. — Persistent refinement put Bryan Schmitt on track to sacking up a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces and claiming his second blue trophy at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at…

Black Pepper Goose and Asparagus Stir Fry

A recipe featured in the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild

This stir fry is the perfect answer to a busy weeknight when you want healthy wild game on the table fast. Made with Canada goose breast, but you could use any goose or duck breast, or even thinly sliced venison loin, rump, or round. The vegetables in this dish remain tender-crisp, while the meat remains moist and succulent due to the marinade.

Zeebs inch closer to Wyoming

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)CHEYENNE – The threat of zebra and quagga mussels to Wyoming’s waters is closer than ever before. Last week zebra mussels were discovered in Pactola Reservoir, located 13 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota, in the Black Hills. The reservoir is only 27 miles from the Wyoming border and is a popular…

Sharpies down, ruffies up in N.D.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and greater sage grouse. Summaries from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 13% decrease in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year. Statewide, 2,639 sharptails were observed on spring dancing grounds this year compared to 3,281 in…