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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
Image from Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Inside the Outdoors: In praise of oaks
February 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
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 - https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/deer/reports/wsi/WSI_DPA_Map.pdf
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 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 3, 2019
Photo Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Solstice bonfires bring hopeful light to the winter darkness
January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 1, 2019
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Inside the Outdoors: Safe ice is anything but a sure thing
January 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Inside the outdoors: Is it time to stop pussy-footing around captive deer farms?
December 1, 2018 - 8:00am
November 24, 2018
Photo Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Sooner or later, ice wins out
November 24, 2018 - 6:00am
November 19, 2018
MN DNR file photo.
Inside the Outdoors: Swans have their flight plan: it's departure time
November 19, 2018 - 10:00am
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
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