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December 12, 2017
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Pheasants Forever adding funding for habitat
December 12, 2017 - 5:41pm
December 10, 2017
The process of a lake icing over is not always a continuous one. Ice begins to form, but may recede or break up with warming temperatures, a strong wind or both. Subtle currents, underwater springs, a trickle of stream in-flow, even a beaver's underwater highway from its lodge to the shore, can affect ice thickness.  PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: First ice is a timeless temptation
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
When there is snow, the clubs will work to get the trails open and useable for the season, but snowmobilers are reminded that club members are all volunteers so their schedules vary. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Caution urged for snowmobilers
December 10, 2017 - 3:30am
December 9, 2017
Pileated woodpecker.. (Mike Jacobs)
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Another winter woodpecker shows itself
December 9, 2017 - 4:42pm
Snowmobile safety class members pose following the course.
Area students take part in snowmobile safety
December 9, 2017 - 6:00am
December 8, 2017
Sam Cook
Vehicle venison: A roadkill philosophy
December 8, 2017 - 7:32am
December 7, 2017
Linda Palcich / Courtesy / Bemidji Pioneer
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
December 7, 2017 - 2:12pm
December 5, 2017
MnDNR photo
New northern pike fishing regs coming spring 2018
December 5, 2017 - 3:00am
December 3, 2017
Al's rifle was chambered for the 30-30 Winchester caliber, which dates to 1895, about a decade older than the .35 Remington cartridge fired by the first deer rifle I owned. That said, the 30-30 Winchester is still being used today, and it's a safe bet that more whitetail deer have fallen to the 30-30 than to any other caliber. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: The latest may be greatest...maybe
December 3, 2017 - 6:00am
December 2, 2017
Hunters register 161,057 deer through third weekend - Harvest up 16 percent from 2016
December 2, 2017 - 3:30am
November 19, 2017
November ushers in a harsh changeover from a time that is warm, comfortable and benign, to a time increasingly inhospitable to creatures wild and tame, plant or animal. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Tales, and gales, of November
November 19, 2017 - 7:30am
November 17, 2017
"We expected the harvest to be greater," said Christine Reisz, area wildlife supervisor for the Brainerd DNR office. "A lot of those permit areas went from lottery to hunter's choice - although 242 went to "management" this year - so we liberalized the season, and folks could take either a doe or an antlered deer. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
November 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Tyler Day, 11, bagged this once-in-a-lifetime piebald deer just before the sun went down Sunday, Nov. 12. Submitted Photo
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
November 17, 2017 - 4:00am
November 12, 2017
Reports of does with twin fawns - rather than just one - were common this year. All of which was seen by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as justifying more liberal deer hunting regulations. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the outdoors: Of fawns, and chicks, and offspring nearer to home
November 12, 2017 - 8:30am
November 10, 2017
Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye - Fall surveys support conservative harvest decision
November 10, 2017 - 6:00am
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