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September 24, 2017
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Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
September 24, 2017 - 6:26pm
More hunters in Minnesota, Wisconsin turning to crossbows
September 24, 2017 - 7:12am
September 21, 2017
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She was walking her therapy dog. Ten feet away, a hunter took aim.
September 21, 2017 - 8:00am
September 17, 2017
091717.C.DNT.SAMc2 -- A hunter and his dog pause during an early season hunt for sharp-tailed grouse in eastern Montana. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
In the early season, hunters reach out for information
September 17, 2017 - 4:44pm
t11.9.08 Sam Cook -- cookDUFF1116c1 -- On Sunday night of the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, the Dufner family gathered in a wall tent west of Togo. Tending the grill were (from left) Jim Dufner of Zimmerman, Minn.; Brian Dufner of Hopkins, Minn.; and Mark Dufner of Grand Rapids. This was the last year in the tent for their parents and uncles' generation, including Duffy Dufner of Grand Rapids, Dennis Dufner of St. Joseph, Minn., and Charlie Dufner of Hendersonville, N.C.
Working toward a better deer herd
September 17, 2017 - 3:38pm
Jerry Kern of St. Paul talks about his life during a recent interview. Bob King / Forum News Service
'You gotta go on': 40 years later, Minnesota man reflects on tragic morning
September 17, 2017 - 7:09am
September 15, 2017
DNR seeks oversight committee members
September 15, 2017 - 3:58pm
September 10, 2017
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
Lawrence Taylor of Austin, Texas, took this black bear in the Floodwood areas on opening day of Minnesota's bear season, Sept. 1. He is a friend of Rob Parrott of Saginaw and has hunted with Parrott for the past 14 years. Rob Parrott photo
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
September 5, 2017
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Pheasant hunters push through a grassland in Lac qui Parle County early on Oct. 10, 2015, opening day of Minnesota's pheasant season. Minnesota’s pheasant index has declined 26 percent compared to last year, according to the August roadside counts conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
State pheasant index down 26 percent from last year
September 5, 2017 - 8:58pm
September 3, 2017
A pheasant hunter works through native grasses on a piece of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in North Dakota. Pheasant hunters tend to have much better seasons in years with high CRP enrollment. Pheasants Forever photo
Farm Bill's CRP provisions will have impact on pheasants, ducks
September 3, 2017 - 12:03pm
August 28, 2017
Deer feeding ban expands into northern Minnesota
August 28, 2017 - 5:40pm
August 27, 2017
Sam Cook is an outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune.
Cook: Hunters can sense a change in the air
August 27, 2017 - 7:33am
A contented black bear grazes on grass near Cloquet, Minn., in this trail-camera photo by Sean Hall of Cloquet. Hunters will be looking for big bears like this one when the 2017 seasons open Sept. 1 in Minnesota and on Sept. 6 in Wisconsin. Sean Hall photo
Bear hunters looking for another good season this fall
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
August 25, 2017
Minn. DNR clearing up errors in hunting, trapping handbook
August 25, 2017 - 2:13pm
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