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January 19, 2019
It is to ice fishing what the backpacking tent camper is to the Winnebago. It is, of course, the collapsible tent-like—often called "pop-up"—angling shelter. These styles are constructed of lightweight fabric with a collapsible supporting frame. Many models stow in their own attached sled. Many have integral seating. There are models for the solo angler, for duos, even models that could accommodate 4-6 anglers. Photo Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Ice fishing shelters have evolved in new directions
January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Snow flies past snowmobilers Thursday, Dec. 27, on Cross Lake. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
January 19, 2019 - 9:00am
January 15, 2019
Anglers are encouraged to take a kid ice fishing Jan. 19-21
January 15, 2019 - 7:00am
January 13, 2019
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DNR invites public to apply for deer advisory committee
January 13, 2019 - 10:00am
January 12, 2019
Natural Resources Commissioner, Sarah Strommen.
Inside the Outdoors: New DNR Commissioner faces tough assignment
January 12, 2019 - 8:00am
January 11, 2019
After about 14 inches of fresh snow from two storms, a snowmobiler’s light pierces the night on the Paul Bunyan State Trail Saturday, Jan. 5, near Merrifield. The snowcovered trail is a major artery for snowmobilers throughout the winter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Paul Bunyan Trail At Night
January 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 8, 2019
Land & Waters Preservation Trust announces grant opportunity
January 8, 2019 - 8:30am
January 7, 2019
Turkey lottery applications cost $5 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. Successful applicants will receive a postcard in the mail by mid-February and can purchase their hunting license starting March 1.
Apply through Jan. 25 for spring wild turkey A and B permits
January 7, 2019 - 6:00am
January 6, 2019
Camouflaged in plain sight. Even against the snow this ruffed grouse diplays remarkable cryptic coloration.
Wildlife photo favorites from 2018
January 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Upcoming at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park: • Saturday, January 19 - 1-2 p.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners. We will begin with a brief talk about different types of snowshoes, then move outside for a how-to-lesson and a snowshoe hike. • Saturday, January 26 - 1-3 p.m. Snowshoeing into the Past. After an indoor look at some ancient artifacts, archaeologists will lead us on a snowshoe trek to locations where they discovered evidence of a village from the 1600s and a "campsite" dating to over 3,000 years ago.
Outdoor Notes for Jan. 6
January 6, 2019 - 5:00am
January 4, 2019
Former Pequot Lakes art teacher Dave Guenther oversees course participants during target practice as part of the American Wilderness Leadership School courses taught in Wyoming over the summer months.
Danecdotes: Locals teach wilderness survival
January 4, 2019 - 4:00am
January 3, 2019
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Inside the Outdoors: Solstice bonfires bring hopeful light to the winter darkness
January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 1, 2019
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Lake Country Nordic Ski Club to offer cross-country ski clinic Jan. 5
January 1, 2019 - 8:00am
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Inside the Outdoors: Safe ice is anything but a sure thing
January 1, 2019 - 6:00am
December 27, 2018
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
A winter wonderland awaits Driftless trout anglers
December 27, 2018 - 6:23pm