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November 2, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Deer hunters, too, are asked to get the lead out
November 2, 2018 - 8:00am
October 17, 2018
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Inside the Outdoors: 'f/8, and Be There'
October 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
October 10, 2018
Wave action on Mille Lacs Sept. 27, 2018. Denton Newman Jr. / PineandLakes.complay button
Inside the Outdoors: Waves mix power, magic and mystery
October 10, 2018 - 10:00am
October 2, 2018
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Inside the Outdoors: Reaching back to fishing roots
October 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 24, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect samples from hunter-harvested ruffed grouse as part of a West Nile virus study. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Inside the Outdoors: Viruses victimize wildlife, too
September 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 15, 2018
Common loon. MnDNR
Inside the Outdoors: And the Diving Champion is...
September 15, 2018 - 8:00am
September 11, 2018
Summer in the northern hemisphere doesn't officially end until the autumnal equinox in the third week of September. But the climatic differences south to north over the country mean that here in Minnesota the symptoms of fall will come well in advance of what our calendars and TV meteorologists tell us. Photo Illustration.
Inside the Outdoors: Not all mourn the passing of summer
September 11, 2018 - 8:00am
August 27, 2018
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
July 30, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Amphibious, amphibian, and related fine points
July 30, 2018 - 11:00am
July 8, 2018
When grouse or pheasant chicks' feathers become water-soaked - especially in cool temperatures - they rapidly lose body heat, which can easily be fatal. It's hypothermia, just as it would be for a human, though with our kind we typically associate it with immersion in cold water, or exposure in winter.
Inside the Outdoors: Wetness may be a mixed blessing for 2018 gamebird outlook
July 8, 2018 - 10:00am
July 2, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Foes of dedicated conservation funding are already laying plans
July 2, 2018 - 7:30am
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 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 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
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