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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
November 2, 2017
"I would expect that we are going to see a similar increase this year," said Christine Reisz, area wildlife supervisor for the Brainerd DNR office. "All of those permit areas are more liberal than they were last year. Every one of those areas is hunter's choice, except for 242 where folks can harvest two deer. I expect our harvest to go up across the board in the Brainerd lakes area." PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: DNR expects higher deer harvest in 2017
November 2, 2017 - 8:00am
October 25, 2017
Inside the Outdoors: So much to do, so little time
October 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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 25, 2017
Gray wolf. Gary Kramer / USFWS
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
September 25, 2017 - 5:34pm
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
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