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Ice Fishing Tips

Most cringe at the thought of ice, but here in Minnesota, we can’t wait for the ice to form so we can do one of our favorite activities – ice fishing. This winter hasn’t been too…


125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks

Last week kicked off a celebration of 125 years of Minnesota State Parks. And to mark the anniversary, the State Park System issued a challenge – cover 125 miles by bike, boot or boat within state…


Popular Wildlife Center in Anoka Served Eviction Notice

The Wildlife Service Center in Anoka has been served an eviction notice by the Minnesota DNR. The Center, which is home to wolves, bears, cougars, foxes, lynx, birds and a porcupine, has six months to…


Advances Made in Improving MN Outdoors

2015 was a great year for Minnesota, according to the DNR. To start, there were a record number of visitors to the state parks, as well as a record number of people who trout fished.…


DNR Announces New Head of Big Game Program

The Minnesota DNR announced Tuesday that Adam Murkowski will take over as the leader of the state’s Big Game Program. He will be in charge of managing the deer, elk and moose populations, as well as the…


Trout in Minnesota to be Stocked by Wisconsin Hatcheries

While the Crystal Springs Hatchery in Altura, MN works on maintenance and disinfecting their facility following an outbreak of furunculosis, two hatcheries in Wisconsin will help make up the loss by supplying trout for Minnesota. For…


Many Trails Still Closed due to Weather

Those who enjoy snowmobiling and cross country skiing, as well as other outdoor activities, are going to have to continue waiting for trails to open. First it was the warm weather and little snow causing…


New Fishing Regulations Set to Begin in March

Fishers in Minnesota will have to learn some new regulations before heading out in 2016. The Minnesota DNR has announced regulations that will affect 17 lakes and 1 stream in the state, beginning in March.…


A Minnesota Outdoors Year in Review

Minnesota outdoorsmen saw a lot happening in the state throughout 2015, including a ban on walleye fishing and changes to pheasant hunting. Click here to read a recap of all things outdoors that happened in 2015.


More Protected Wildlife Land Added in Minnesota

The Minnesota DNR has announced that they have added over 2,000 acres of Protected Wildlife Land. The land has been added to the 20 existing Wildlife Management Areas, helping create 2 new WMAs. These new…


Outdoor Activities to Try this Winter

Today marks the start of winter, and as Minnesotans we know that it can be tough to get outside in coming months. But, this time of year also gives us the chance to participate in…


Changes to Turkey Hunting Regulations

DNR managers have announced they are making changes to Minnesota’s turkey hunting rules next spring, in order to give hunters more opportunity to get a turkey. Hunting periods will be longer, and all will include weekends.…


Warm Winter has Businesses Worried

This winter has been unseasonably warm, and while some are excited about it, some , including Minnesota businesses, are not enjoying it.  With very few frozen lakes, plus closed snowmobile trails and no place to…


Minnesota Has Less Deer Than Wisconsin

For the last few decades, Wisconsin hunters have registered almost twice as many deer as Minnesota hunters, despite Minnesota having more land. There are multiple reasons for this, including Wisconsin’s higher population and the main…


The Midwest’s Three Best Ice Fishing Spots

In Minnesota, you don’t think winter without thinking ice fishing. While there are no shortage of lakes to fish on in the Midwest, here are three spots that should be on every ice fishing enthusiast’s list. Click…


Gift Guide for the Outdoorsman

Struggling with what to get the outdoors lover in your life? The folks at AL.com put together a list of the 14 best gifts for those that love the outdoors. Click here to check out…


Tips for processing your deer

Are you a “DYIer” when it comes to Venison?  Here are some tips and tricks from processing your deer.  Read the story here!


You Have to See This Muskie

Robert Hawkins might have just caught a world record Muskie. Hawkins reeled in the 57-inch muskie while fishing on Lake Mille Lacs last week, which just so happened to be his first time fishing the…


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