Minnesota

Gander Outdoors debuts with opening of Lakeville store

A still-shot from a video on the Gander Outdoors Facebook page chronicling construction and preparation at the Lakeville store.The first Gander Outdoors store will open Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Lakeville, Minn., the company announced on it’s Facebook page Monday. Lakeville’s Gander Mountain store, which closed earlier this year, will open under the new Gander Outdoors brand Wednesday at 3 p.m.,…

Zebra mussels confirmed in Hennepin County’s Medicine Lake

The Minnesota DNR has confirmed zebra mussels in Medicine Lake, northwest of Minneapolis in Plymouth in Hennepin County. A lakeshore property owner notified the DNR and Three Rivers Park District staff, when a lake service provider business found one adult zebra mussel on a dock they were removing from the lake. DNR invasive species staff confirmed two more adult zebra…

Warm weather not dampening Minnesota waterfowl hunting

Undeterred by warm weather, many Minnesota waterfowl hunters are reporting fair to good hunting success since the season began on Sept. 23, Ducks Unlimited said in a migration update Wednesday, Oct. 18. According to the Minnesota DNR, waterfowl hunters are taking advantage of excellent wild rice production this year, with solid numbers of ring-necked ducks in most areas now, the…

A few birds taken during Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton addresses media and guests during the 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Marshall.Hunters reported birds but few good opportunities in the Marshall area during the seventh annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunt on Saturday. The Marshall area hosted Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and hundreds of guests for the weekend festivities, with 153 hunters harvesting 28 roosters during…

Cougar on the prowl in Blue Earth?

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – A cougar is reportedly on the prowl, and residents of Blue Earth are being urged to avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas during dawn, dusk or night, the Southern Minnesota News in Mankato reported Thursday. The report went on to say that it’s also recommended to keep pets inside at night, as even large dogs could…

Stocking rainbow trout on the Vermillion River

Farmington, Minn. — Crews from the Minnesota DNR’s East Metro Fisheries office stocked 3,000 11- to 12-inch rainbow trout into several runs of Dakota County’s Vermillion River this morning, Friday, April 7. For story, photo gallery, click here. Categories: Fishing, Minnesota Videos, Nature Tags: Fish, Fishing, Minnesota, Minnesota DNR, Stocking, Trout, Vermillion River

Montana’s Diane Boyd: The Jane Goodall of wolves

Now, nearly four decades after she first arrived in Montana from Minnesota and following years of non-wolf work, Diane Boyd has orbited back to her professional origins with her new role as wolf management and carnivore specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 1.

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with snowmobile safety training in Warroad. A search continues for volunteers in the great snowmobiling city of Roseau. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports rough ice conditions on Lake of the Woods. Time was spent working solid waste and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 3, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 4: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Feb. 4: Der Deutsch NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Ulm Country Club. For more info call Dave Strenge, 507-359-2426. Feb. 4: Winona, Root River PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Witoka Ballroom. For more info call Jason Ludwigson, 507-313-9633….