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November 13, 2017
A piping plover runs along the beach at Long Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2009. Forum News Service file photo
Great Lakes piping plovers had record year
November 13, 2017 - 4:34pm
November 12, 2017
With Joy, John Lindgren's Llewellin setter holding point, Sandi Restine of Delano, Minn. and Lindgren move in to flush a rooster pheasant during a South Dakota hunt near the Missouri River. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Missouri River roosters: Minnesota hunters find plenty of pheasants along the river in South Dakota
November 12, 2017 - 11:59am
Members of the West Branch Hunting Club north of Duluth pose for a photo outside their shack on Monday. From left are Andrew DeBolt, Rice Lake; Dick DeBolt, Island Lake; Gary DeBolt, Rice Lake; Bob Mattsen, Blaine, Minn.; and Ryan Mattsen, St. Paul Park, Minn. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Inside the 'West Branch' gang
November 12, 2017 - 7:03am
November 10, 2017
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
November 10, 2017 - 12:19pm
November 6, 2017
Still in his early 20s, Dan Edman stands by the whitetail buck he and his two brothers rescued from the ice of a small lake near Bagley, Minn., during the fall of 1973. Edman's brother, Richard, took the photos, and the three brothers all were attending Bemidji State University at the time. (Photo/ Richard Edman)
Remembering a long-ago buck rescue
November 6, 2017 - 9:02am
November 5, 2017
Gail Francis of Duluth stands alongside a monument marking the end of the 2,700-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which she hiked in 2012. She has written a book about her hike titled  "Bliss(ters) -- How I Walked from Mexico to Canada one summer." Gail Francis photo
"Bliss(ters)," the book: Duluth woman writes about 2,700-mile hike the year she turned 40
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
November 4, 2017
Jim MacGillis watches for deer on Saturday morning, Nov. 4, Minnesota's firearms deer opener, while hunting on land owned by Doug and Linda Appelgren of Wirt, northwest of Grand Rapids. MacGillis, from North Oaks, Minn., was taking part in a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Adult Learn to Hunt Deer program. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Making a new connection: Longtime hunter shares land, wisdom with those new to the scene
November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
November 1, 2017
Employees working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources call center post for a photo. Expanded hours were announced this week to help field questions from the public. Submitted photo
From identifying scat to songbirds, Minnesota call center answers questions from the field
November 1, 2017 - 2:31pm
October 28, 2017
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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center staff and families recently tested out Geer Island for tent camping. Gathered around the fire ring, from left, are Steve Friedlein, Wesley Friedlein, Hayden Klebe, Mandy Friedlein, Josie Klebe and Mari Klebe.
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
October 28, 2017 - 6:29am
October 22, 2017
Grouse and woodcock hunting guide Damian Wilmot of Superior moves ahead of his two German shorthair pointers to flush a woodcock on a hunt Tuesday, Oct. 17, near Brule, Wis. (Sam Cook  / Forum News Service)
A guide's life: Wisconsin guide Damian Wilmot offers his clients grouse, woodcock and steelhead
October 22, 2017 - 6:00am
October 21, 2017
Before receiving her badge Flora would recite a pledge to "appreciate, respect and protect" national parks, waters and land. Photo by Stacy Wegner
14 national parks in a fortnight
October 21, 2017 - 3:22pm
October 15, 2017
A large black bear explores the interior of a live-trap in which it was captured by Stone Boulanger of Stone River Wildlife Control. The bear, which had been breaking into a Duluth home, was later processed and had a field-dressed weight of 605 pounds. (Stone Boulanger photo)
Bear trapped in Duluth tips scale at 605 pounds
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
Sophie, a Brittany owned by Phil and Nathan Johnson, retreives a ruffed grouse during a hunt Monday, Oct. 9 northwest of Island Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
October 1, 2017
A grouse hunter moves through a dense aspen stand in Northeastern Minnesota. News Tribune file photo
How to avoid getting lost in the woods
October 1, 2017 - 1:23pm
September 30, 2017
Brad Baumgartner, GF&P wildlife damage specialist, sits in his truck trying to spot a coyote out in a field east of Howard on Thursday morning. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Trespass? In South Dakota, there's a ticket for that
September 30, 2017 - 10:36am