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October 15, 2017
The variety of North American sparrows is legion, and many look very similar. They breed to the north of us, mostly in Canada, and we generally see and hear them only in spring and fall when passing through. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Some migrants pass through unseen and unsung
October 15, 2017 - 7:00am
October 7, 2017
Be prepared to avoid, or survive, being lost
October 7, 2017 - 8:30am
October 3, 2017
Results from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' 2016-1017 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota's wolf population has increased 25 percent since the 2015-2016 survey. After remaining stable during the past four years, the survey estimates that within Minnesota's wolf range there were approximately 500 wolf packs and 2,856 wolves. The survey's margin of error is about plus or minus 500 wolves. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Wolf population increases with rise in deer density
October 3, 2017 - 4:00am
September 24, 2017
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Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
September 24, 2017 - 6:26pm
September 19, 2017
Big fish
September 19, 2017 - 6:00am
September 18, 2017
The 2017 hunting framework, with season length and daily bag limits being the most anticipated, were known months ago. That's because since 2015 the federal agency responsible for managing ducks and geese and those who hunt them has mothballed what was previously an important tool in setting annual hunting rules. That tool was the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's annual midsummer count and assessment of the year's nesting successes; or, just as important, nesting failures. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: 2017 could be a perfect storm of bad duck policy
September 18, 2017 - 8:00am
September 17, 2017
t11.9.08 Sam Cook -- cookDUFF1116c1 -- On Sunday night of the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, the Dufner family gathered in a wall tent west of Togo. Tending the grill were (from left) Jim Dufner of Zimmerman, Minn.; Brian Dufner of Hopkins, Minn.; and Mark Dufner of Grand Rapids. This was the last year in the tent for their parents and uncles' generation, including Duffy Dufner of Grand Rapids, Dennis Dufner of St. Joseph, Minn., and Charlie Dufner of Hendersonville, N.C.
Working toward a better deer herd
September 17, 2017 - 3:38pm
September 10, 2017
Jared Olafson (left) and Chuck Lindner of the Lake of the Woods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society in Warroad, Minn., speak in August 2016 at the dedication of a trail segment on the Star of the North Trail system in Beltrami Island State Forest. Two young boys on hand were more interested in playing in the dirt. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Star of the North Trail project awaits Minn. environmental review
September 10, 2017 - 4:36pm
Shattered piece and a split, twisted barrel were all that remained after Hunter Dosch of Devils Lake accidentally put too many powder cartridges in his muzzleloader. The 18-year-old had 10 stitches in his right trigger finger along with cuts on his arms and a gash in one knee. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Muzzleloader mishap could have been much worse
September 10, 2017 - 2:32pm
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
September 3, 2017
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. (background right) was among the dignitaries who went fishing Aug. 21 after the ceremony marking the new border crossing system at the Northwest Angle. Pictured in the front with Peterson is Brian Sage of Sage's Angle West Resort. In the back are retired Minnesota state Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (left) and Chris White of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Brad Dokken: Angle trip offers mix of work and fishing
September 3, 2017 - 4:14pm
Always in Season: Migration central to all bird life
September 3, 2017 - 3:12pm
August 26, 2017
Be careful - yellow jacket season has arrived
August 26, 2017 - 8:02pm
August 19, 2017
The Hackensack fishing pier is a popular gathering place for events, including Bill Kennedy's weekly Kids Fishing Tournament every Tuesday. The sea wall at the pier, however, is in need of repair. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Hackensack: Donations sought to repair Birch Lake fishing pier
August 19, 2017 - 6:00am
August 6, 2017
Birding: The American coot is no 'odd duck'
August 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
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