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December 5, 2018
Wildlife researcher Austin Homkes, who studies the relationship between wolves and beavers in Voyageurs National Park, stands next to a giant jack pine that turned  out to  be the largest living jack pine measured in the U.S. The tree, located along Namakan Lake in the park, is now the official national jack pine "champion tree." Photo courtesy Thomas Gable
Largest jack pine in U.S. confirmed in Voyageurs Park
December 5, 2018 - 3:36pm
An image of GPS tracking of multiple wolves in six different packs around Voyageurs National Park shows how much the wolf packs avoid each other's range. Image courtesy of Thomas Gable
Voyageurs Park wolves eating beaver and blueberries, but not moose
December 5, 2018 - 3:20pm
December 4, 2018
DNR sets two deer hunts in southeast Minnesota in effort to contain chronic wasting disease
December 4, 2018 - 3:07pm
About two-thirds of people who spearfish for pike in North Dakota say they do so simply for the opportunity, and not the prospect of taking a trophy fish. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Darkhouse spearing in North Dakota gains popularity since inaugural season
December 4, 2018 - 1:34pm
December 3, 2018
Tracy Halstensgard (center), administrator of the Roseau River Watershed District, holds the Watershed District of the Year Award the district received from the Minnesota DNR. Toran McCormack, Roseau River Watershed District specialist, is pictured at left and DNR representative Theresa Abbenga is at right. (Photo courtesy of Roseau River Watershed District)
DNR honors Roseau River Watershed District
December 3, 2018 - 3:08pm
Minnesota DNR conservation officers' report for northwest Minnesota: Transition from hunting to ice fishing
December 3, 2018 - 1:35pm
December 2, 2018
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Minnesota deer harvest declines, North Dakota Game and Fish Department to post lake survey data online etc.
December 2, 2018 - 6:54am
Photo courtesy of onX.
From gear to apparel, there's plenty of gift options for outdoor enthusiasts
December 2, 2018 - 6:52am
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Great northern hawk arrives in the valley
December 2, 2018 - 6:41am
In this screen shot from a video posted Friday on Facebook Live from the St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Tanner Cherney (left) of the Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and Joe Henry of Lake of the Woods Tourism announce the upcoming Walleye Wars fish-off. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, on the two lakes.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: 'Walleye Wars' ice fishing event pits Devils Lake against Lake of the Woods
December 2, 2018 - 6:25am
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Minnesota conservation officer-in-training Leah Kampa checks a fisher/martin conibear box set recently in the forests north of Duluth as conservation officer Kipp Duncan watches. Kampa is nearing the end of the months-long process of becoming a conservation officer. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Side by side, veteran Minnesota wardens train rookies
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
November 30, 2018
Many snowmobile trails across the northern Minnesota officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, but there's not enough snow yet to make them safe. Officials say about a foot of snow is needed on the ground to properly groom trails, as well as ample cold to freeze swamps, lakes and streams. File / Forum News Service
Minn. snowmobile trails officially open Saturday, but not enough cold, snow yet for safe riding
November 30, 2018 - 8:07pm
Kyle Blanchfield
Early winter heats up ice fishing season
November 30, 2018 - 10:11am
November 29, 2018
An employee from Sportsman's Lodge on Lake of the Woods uses a chainsaw to check the thickness of the ice Saturday, Nov. 24 near Pine Island. Ice fishing is getting underway for the winter season on Lake of the Woods and elsewhere in the region. (Photo courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism)
AREA FISHING REPORT: Ice fishing getting underway across the region
November 29, 2018 - 2:29pm