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April 15, 2018
Duluth News Tribune file photo.
Deer plan fosters understanding of management, more citizen input - Comments accepted through May 9
April 15, 2018 - 11:00am
A gray wolf peers through ferns in the woods north of Duluth, Minn., in 2017. The wolf had just been released by biologists with the 1854 Treaty Authority after being trapped and examined as part of a research project. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Deer-wolf population dynamics offer fodder for debate in Minnesota
April 15, 2018 - 8:52am
Species in Conflict: Minnesota wolf management follows bumpy path on road to recovery
April 15, 2018 - 7:50am
April 14, 2018
 The Straight River was a widely-known and much-loved fishing destination, and as a spring-fed river there was concern that intensified irrigation might reduce its flow, warm its waters and endanger its fish. Some believed there should be a moratorium - a "hold" - on new irrigation wells until their impact on the subsurface water flowing into the Straight River could be more fully understood. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Whose water is it?
April 14, 2018 - 10:00am
April 8, 2018
Brad Dokken
Crowded spring fishing loses appeal
April 8, 2018 - 7:14am
Sam Cook
Scanning the 10-day forecast — and hoping
April 8, 2018 - 6:35am
April 6, 2018
Stopping in the woods on a crunchy morning
April 6, 2018 - 6:32am
April 5, 2018
Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced
April 5, 2018 - 5:52pm
April 3, 2018
Some really questionable ideas find their way into legislation, are debated, come up for a vote and even become law. A good example is legislation currently up for consideration by our state senators and representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul. Part of that legislation would let county commissioners decide which species of fish the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can stock in lakes that are entirely within that county's borders. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Fish and politics cook up an unpalatable chowder
April 3, 2018 - 7:30am
March 24, 2018
It's a scent that can be confused with no other, as anyone familiar with it will agree. Some have worse memories than others, memories that may involve a bath of soap and tomato juice after their dog got too close for a skunk's comfort. For many, the introduction is on a highway, passing a point where an incautious skunk became roadkill; a place where — long after — an invisible cloud of musky odor hangs in the air. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Scent of skunk is a first sign of spring
March 24, 2018 - 4:30am
March 23, 2018
Feeding bans in central and north-central Minnesota are precautionary and were put in place surrounding two farms where multiple captive deer were infected with chronic wasting disease. Testing of hunter-harvested deer in these areas in fall 2017 did not detect CWD in the wild, but surveillance efforts will continue until the disease is not detected for three consecutive years. The bans remain in place through February 2019. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
March 23, 2018 - 10:56am
March 16, 2018
The last two wolves on Isle Royale made it through the winter but aren't expected to last much longer. The 7-year-old female and 9-year-old male are believed too old to reproduce. National Park Service officials are moving to bring more wolves to the island, perhaps later this year. Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University.
Wolf reintroduction moves closer for Isle Royale off Minnesota's north shore
March 16, 2018 - 6:15pm
March 9, 2018
A 65-35 percent majority of 66 chapter representatives voted against MDHA supporting the use of crossbows as an option for all hunters during the entire archery deer season, which typically begins in mid-September and runs through the end of December. Two years ago the vote was 52-48 percent against, so this year's vote can't be interpreted as anything but a further stiffening of opposition.
Inside the outdoors: Deer hunter group now even cooler on crossbows
March 9, 2018 - 7:00am
February 25, 2018
Sam Hendrickson, 14, of Duluth skis off the lip of a drop on a North Shore stream on Feb. 18 during an outing with his family. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
February 25, 2018 - 6:08am
February 21, 2018
Green Island Preserve has 12 kick sleds free for use on a first come. first serve basis. Ten of them are Norweigan models, one is a Finnish model and another a racing model. Brian Hansel / Forum News Service
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
February 21, 2018 - 11:42am