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May 12, 2017
Sturgeon have been running thick this spring as they spawn at the mouth of the Rapid River, a tributary of the Rainy River in Clementson, Minn., about six miles east of Baudette, Minn. Tom Heinrich, large lake specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, watches spawning sturgeon last Sunday. Heinrich and other fisheries personnel from the Baudette office have been working at the site doing an annual assessment of the spawning fish. (Minnesota DNR photo)
North Dakota Game and Fish Department to offer 54,500 deer licenses this fall
May 12, 2017 - 10:45am
A bill that would have required sportsmen to ask permission to enter private land even if it wasn't posted fell to defeat in the North Dakota Senate, but the trespass issue isn't likely to go away anytime soon. The bill was one of the more controversial pieces of outdoors legislation debated during this year's North Dakota legislative session. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Outdoors fares well, overall, during North Dakota legislative session
May 12, 2017 - 10:43am
May 7, 2017
Austin Winfield of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., kneels behind a gobbler he shot April 27 near Barnes, Wis. Winfield, 34, has been hunting turkeys and calling turkeys for friends for about 12 years. Nick Lehman / submitted photo
Frozen Wisconsin hunters get their turkeys the hard way
May 7, 2017 - 6:20am
May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017 - 3:51pm
May 4, 2017
Nick Burton, 26, of Fergus Falls, Minn., fishes the Red River in Fargo for the first time Wednesday, May 3. Burton is already a registered organ donor, but thinks the new registration system through LifeSource and the Minnesota DNR is a good idea. Kim Hyatt/ Forum News Service
Fish, hunt, save lives: MN first to offer organ donor option on fishing license
May 4, 2017 - 8:31pm
April 30, 2017
Fisheries workers with the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources net walleyes from an electro-fishing boat during a walleye population assessment on the St. Louis River in 2015. Minnesota DNR officials are asking the Minnesota Legislature to increase prices on some fishing and hunting licenses to support DNR work, including fisheries research. File photo
Sam Cook: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
April 30, 2017 - 7:31am
April 28, 2017
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BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Public land an asset, not a liability
April 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
Mule deer numbers are up in the Badlands of western North Dakota, the Game and Fish Department reports, based on results from the department's annual spring mule deer survey. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: ND mule deer numbers rise
April 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
April 28, 2017 - 3:23pm
April 23, 2017
A bear pelt and big horn sheep skull were on display at Game, Fish and Parks' antler auction Saturday at the Goeman Auction Pavilion in Lennox. (Jake Shama / Forum News Service)
Targeting deals for the trophy room
April 23, 2017 - 11:00pm
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 - 2:22pm
April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 - 1:50pm
Duane Peterson of Bemidji admires a walleye he caught April 1, 2015 on the Rainy River near Clementson, Minn. A co-founder of Northland Tackle and member of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, Peterson is among the notable anglers who support a proposed hunting and fishing license fee increase in Minnesota. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
DNR, Minnesota sportsmen make their case
April 14, 2017 - 1:25pm
April 9, 2017
Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opens Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This gobbler has been strutting his stuff for at least two weeks in Canosia Township. Deb Christiansen of Canosia Township shot this photo of the gobbler on March 29. Wisconsin's spring turkey season opens April 19. Submitted photo.
Turkey season outlooks looking good
April 9, 2017 - 6:00am
April 8, 2017
Jeremy Skoglund fishes panfish off the Bar Harbor docks in Lake Shore on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Al Lindner, DNR make the case for fee increases
April 8, 2017 - 3:36pm