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September 9, 2018
Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are sprouting now. The author found this giant last week. The tasty mushroom weighed 13.7 lbs. and was the largest he has ever found. Photo by Bill Marchel
What's up now and yet-to-come in the outdoors
September 9, 2018 - 7:00am
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
September 8, 2018
Coming ashore with a canoe full of rice near Green’s Point on the Mississippi River after ricing Wednesday, Sept. 5, Tim (left) and George Hanson prepare to begin the process of bagging the rice for processing. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am
August 31, 2018
Blake Ernst shows off the handmade "Miss Manuella" at the Gull Lake Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbor on Saturday, Aug. 25. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Gull Lake Classic Boat Show
August 31, 2018 - 8:00am
August 27, 2018
Conservation Officer Scott Fitzgerald, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA), with Conservation Officer Candidate (COC) Hughes seized a wild deer that someone had been raising in their home since it was a fawn - without a permit. The deer was transported to the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation center. Photo Illustration
Officers seize wild deer from home - MnDNR CO Reports
August 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Many of us would rather have a day in the marsh when we see 100 ducks and bag two, than see six ducks and bag them all. But there have been too many years of late when the season concludes with duck hunters feeling comradeship with Charlie Brown. Photo Illustration.
Inside the Outdoors: Like Charlie Brown, Minnesota duck hunters want to believe
August 27, 2018 - 10:00am
August 26, 2018
Brad Dokken
Commentary: Wishing for rain as fall approaches
August 26, 2018 - 1:10pm
August 21, 2018
The number of mallards and most other ducks across North America are down this year from 2017 but remain above long-term averages. Forum News Service file photo
North American duck numbers down, but above average
August 21, 2018 - 6:01pm
Deer and deer management will be the topics of open houses set across the state. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
DNR sets deer management open houses across Minnesota
August 21, 2018 - 3:01pm
August 20, 2018
Researchers with the DNR are monitoring about 30 radio-collared black bears across the state, especially in zones 27, 25 and 45, and in parts of the no-quota zone. Most of them are in or near the Chippewa National Forest between Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Others are farther north, near Orr or Voyageurs National Park. Some collared bears are also around Camp Ripley, and in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and Plummer. MnDNR photo.
Bear hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged and radio-collared research animals
August 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 19, 2018
Brad Dokken
Column: Walleye bust rumor turns out to be overstated
August 19, 2018 - 3:20pm
Some 200 yards of rock and gravel fill material restored access to the Bernard's Orchard Trail in a boggy area of Beltrami Island State Forest. Flooding had made the 2-mile trail basically impassable before repair work was done through a partnership between the Northstar Trail Alliance and the Minnesota DNR. The trail provides connectivity that is crucial to ATV systems. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Connecting the trails in Beltrami forest
August 19, 2018 - 8:18am
Kyle Bahr (left) and Tyler Bahr (right) display smallmouth bass they caught in the Bass Federation Minnesota State Championship on Mille Lacs Lake while their dad, Jason, shows his approval. Submitted Photo.
Fishing: Teenage brothers winning tournaments, launch successful business
August 19, 2018 - 7:00am
DNR invites public to attend deer open houses
August 19, 2018 - 6:30am
A cadet participates in a scenario similar to what they’ll encounter in the field while being evaluated. Photo courtesy the Minnesota DNR
18 officers join state conservation officer ranks
August 19, 2018 - 5:00am
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