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April 16, 2019
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Shooting events scheduled at Deep Portage
April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 29, 2019
There can be a transition period—when the melting snowpack actually makes deer more vulnerable to predation. When snow melts during daytime hours and refreezes at night, the crust on its surface may allow the deer's chief predator—the eastern gray wolf, known through most of recent history as the timber wolf—to run atop the snow with its broad, soft padded feet. Deer, with small, pointed hooves, break through and are hampered in their attempts to escape. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Inside the Outdoors: Focus remains on things deer to us
March 29, 2019 - 11:00am
March 15, 2019
Duluth News Tribune file photo.
Inside the Outdoors: Snow deepens, plot thickens for Minnesota deer
March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
March 12, 2019
The bird I was hearing proclaimed "What cheer ... what cheer ... what cheer!" Or, so the bird people would interpret the sound of this male northern cardinal, who at this very inhospitable time of year and hour of the morning had begun to announce his readiness for courtship. Minus 15 degrees may not arouse cheer in humans, but it was no impediment to this soulful cardinal. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Inside the Outdoors: 'What cheer' at 15 degrees below zero
March 12, 2019 - 11:00am
February 27, 2019
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Inside the Outdoors: In praise of oaks
February 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 23, 2019
Chronic wasting disease found in wild Crow Wing County deer
February 23, 2019 - 6:30am
February 14, 2019
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
February 12, 2019
Members of the 10,000 Lakes Youth Snowmobile Club take part in a group ride on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Danecdotes: Youth snowmobile club takes off at PLHS
February 12, 2019 - 4:00am
February 6, 2019
Wildlife managers count the days when snow depth equals or exceeds 15 inches, and the number of days when the temperature drops below zero. The two numbers—days with 15 or more inches or snow, and days below zero—are added together. If the total does not exceed 100, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources considers it a mild winter. View the current WSI on the MN DNR website -
Inside the Outdoors: WSI is a game of inches and days
February 6, 2019 - 6:00am
January 27, 2019
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Inside the Outdoors: Minnesota elk plan deserves thought and care
January 27, 2019 - 8:00am
January 26, 2019
A bull elk stands in the snow along one of the trails at Wilebski's Evergreen Acres in Kittson County in this undated photo taken by Larry Wilebski. Elk are just one of the many wildlife species inhabiting the northwest Minnesota property, Wilebski says. (Photo courtesy of Larry Wilebski/ Evergreen Acres)
Wilebski’s Evergreen Acres in Minn. a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts
January 26, 2019 - 6:01pm
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
January 12, 2019
Natural Resources Commissioner, Sarah Strommen.
Inside the Outdoors: New DNR Commissioner faces tough assignment
January 12, 2019 - 8:00am
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
Carol and Matt Bradley pull their ice fishing equipment onto the ice during heavy snow Thursday, Dec. 28. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Winter weather can't keep locals inside
January 3, 2019 - 8:00am