Molly MacGregor of Walker, Minn., caught a keeper-size lake sturgeon April 27, when she and fishing partner Chris Weir-Koetter of Bemidji participated in a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman sturgeon fishing event on the Rainy River.RELATED CONTENT
Brad Dokken answers the question: Why do woodpeckers peck on metal?
Conservation groups, wildlife officials converge in Bismarck to explore options for stemming the loss of wetland, grassland habitatRELATED CONTENT
Facts and news from the outdoors
One of the best things about having a place in the boonies of northern Minnesota is the opportunity it provides to really hear what nature has to say.
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News and facts related to the wildlife and the outdoors
June is National Camping Month, and here are 10 destinations within a few hours’ driveRELATED CONTENT
A look at upcoming events related to the outdoors
There was no set agenda last weekend when I headed east to rendezvous with some friends at a deer shack in the woods not far from the Big Fork River in northern Minnesota’s Koochiching County.RELATED CONTENT
I’ve thought about that fall several times the past couple of weeks because the conditions are eerily similar on both sides of the Red River. It’s dry out there, extremely so.RELATED CONTENT
Thursday night’s meeting wasn’t a formal hearing on the DNR’s wolf plan or its proposal for a wolf season, but there was an opportunity for people to speak their minds. The feeling, in a word, was frustration.RELATED CONTENT
It all started — didn’t start would be more accurate — when I hopped in the truck. I turned the key and heard a whole lot of nothing.RELATED CONTENT
"In one of those, “How the Hell Did I Get Myself into This Situation?” moments, a friend and I were returning to Grand Forks from the Twin Cities late Sunday afternoon when we hit a wall of traffic on Interstate 29 north of Fargo that would occupy our lives for the next two hours," outdoors columnist Brad Dokken writes. "We’ll be talking about what happened during those two hours the rest of our lives."RELATED CONTENT
As “tween” times go, the transition from winter to spring is my least favorite. It’s sloppy, for one thing, and the snow that remains is either too soft or too hard to enjoy for skiing or snowmobiling. My alley and backyard are mud holes, and trying to keep the car clean isn’t even an option.RELATED CONTENT
For anyone who’s never been to the Northwest Angle, it’s the part of Minnesota that juts north from the 49th parallel into Lake of the Woods and is bordered by Canada on three sides. Getting there by road, which is what we had done, requires going through customs twice both coming and going.RELATED CONTENT
We’d been catching just enough saugers, along with the occasional walleye, to keep things interesting when my fishing partner noticed a blip on the screen of his depthfinder, indicating the presence of a fish just a couple of feet under the ice. Thinking it might be one of those suspended walleyes that occasionally show up on Lake of the Woods, he reeled up in hopes of enticing it to strike.RELATED CONTENT
The Casio Pathfinder has just about everything an outdoors enthusiast could want in a wristwatch. There’s a compass, a barometer, a thermometer, an altimeter and a timer. And yes, the watch even tells time. The abundance of features on this watch might be its biggest fault.RELATED CONTENT
It’s old news now, but an incident that occurred last Sunday on Devils Lake serves up a stark reminder that ice is never safe.RELATED CONTENT