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Outdoor Websights by Rob Drieslein
Wear your hunting and fishing colors, visit with your representatives, and help keep protection of public lands and waters at the forefront of state policy this legislative session.
Audio interview with Sarah Strommen touches on her background, management style, and outlook for leading one of the nation’s largest natural resource agencies.
With 11 more CWD positives so far this fall – all white-tailed bucks – can antler-point restrictions survive in 2019?
Grad student’s dissertation asks hunters to help answer age-old question: What’s eating those gutpiles?
Four wolves hailing from extreme northeastern Minnesota already are consuming moose carcasses on the Lake Superior island.
Considering Minnesota’s wolf population survey, fall youth deer hunting, and a nifty trail cam image
If the margin of error on the eastern grey wolf population in Minnesota is more than 26 percent, what is it for important game species like white-tailed deer? Also, what’s with this white-tailed buck (trail cam image)?
Several Minnesota wild canine experts weigh in on whether a photo shows coyotes or wolves, and their conclusion is unanimous …
Dispute over Trump administration’s interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act heats up with action from eight attorneys general.
Steven Rinella produces one of the most popular podcasts in the country, and on Thursday night, more than 1,000 outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen rendezvoused in Burnsville to watch it live. Plus information on an upcoming Modern Carnivore experience.
A great conservation success story, the MBTA – like too many environmental protections – faces political challenges and legislation hurdles if it’s to survive another century.
A fine day of catching Mississippi River walleyes reminds the author to enjoy these heady days of June fishing.
Most people have heard the distinctive call of the common barred owl, and the early nesters likely have young thinking about fledging already in mid-May.
Two big news items! The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released a long-awaited deer report today. And during the next five days, multiple events will highlight sportsmen support for public lands.
With his dry wit, crazy cast of literary characters, and love of rural places, Pat McManus drew comparisons to Mark Twain and other American humorists.
New legislation threatens the Conservation Reserve Program, and the Northwest Sportshow means it’s time to honor Hall of Fame anglers plus the Outdoor News Person of the Year.
In storage since the 1980s, thousands of .45 handguns will hit the marketplace via the CMP. Gun enthusiasts willing to process paperwork can get a crack at one.
Former Department of Interior officials object to recent Trump administration ruling on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Interior’s Office of the Solicitor declared last month that the MBTA does not prohibit incidental take of birds. These natural resources professionals and career public servants disagree.
From Mille Lacs to CWD to the Hautmans to white-tailed deer hunting: the top 10 Minnesota outdoors stories of 2017
The past 12 months saw thousands of outdoors headlines across the state, region, and nation, but here are the topics that stood out for staffers at Outdoor News.
A top-notch keynote speaker for 2018 DNR Roundtable, and the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame announces its 2018 inductees
Conservationists interested in meeting the BHA president have an opportunity on Jan. 4, and several worthy Minnesotans will enter the state’s fishing hall o’ fame.
Hunter-harvested white-tailed buck has personalized ear tags, and the DNR wants to know who put them there.
Public comment period on Zinke Interior Department’s plan for Western sage grouse ends Nov. 27.
A big crowd gathered for an evening at O’Gara’s in St. Paul on Wednesday to honor a fine Minnesota conservation advocate.
An October hunting trip off the Gunflint Trail produced ridiculous autumn scenery, ruffed grouse, and an appetizing culinary education for the author last week.
Vacationing along central Florida’s “Space Coast,” the author and his family carved out an afternoon for the shorebirds, alligators and mangroves of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
About This Blog
Rob Drieslein has been a professional newspaper and magazine outdoors scribe in Minnesota since 1992. In 1997, he became editor of Minnesota Outdoor News and was named managing editor of the Outdoor News Publications in 2003. In addition to his editorial duties, Drieslein hosts Outdoor News Radio (syndicated by Learfield Communications), and he’s written for several national and regional magazines including Pheasants Forever, American Rifleman, and Northern Wilds. Living in the Twin Cities, Drieslein and his wife of 20 years, Annette, raise three sons and a daughter, all of whom enjoy canoe camping trips in the Boundary Waters, hiking, recreational shooting, and fishing Minnesota’s lakes and streams.
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