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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 16, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Dre Lenz, 4, of Willmar, holds an English Cocker Spaniel Saturday at the annual Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm near New London.
Prairie Pothole Day 2017 a huge success
September 16, 2017 - 8:13am
September 15, 2017
DNR seeks oversight committee members
September 15, 2017 - 3:58pm
September 14, 2017
Zebra mussels have been confirmed in North Star Lake in Itasca County. (Department of Natural Resources photo)
Zebra mussels confirmed in Itasca County lake
September 14, 2017 - 3:26pm
September 10, 2017
Jared Olafson (left) and Chuck Lindner of the Lake of the Woods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society in Warroad, Minn., speak in August 2016 at the dedication of a trail segment on the Star of the North Trail system in Beltrami Island State Forest. Two young boys on hand were more interested in playing in the dirt. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Star of the North Trail project awaits Minn. environmental review
September 10, 2017 - 4:36pm
Shattered piece and a split, twisted barrel were all that remained after Hunter Dosch of Devils Lake accidentally put too many powder cartridges in his muzzleloader. The 18-year-old had 10 stitches in his right trigger finger along with cuts on his arms and a gash in one knee. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Muzzleloader mishap could have been much worse
September 10, 2017 - 2:32pm
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
Dawn Voges, assistant park manager, walks along one of the docks in the Armstrong Bay day use area at Vermilion Ridge campground morning, Sept. 6, 2017. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota's newest state park opens Tuesday
September 10, 2017 - 6:00am
September 7, 2017
Mark Mosby of St. Anthony, Minn., hoists a 52.5-inch flathead catfish he caught and released Aug. 2, 2017, on the St. Croix River near Stillwater. The fish broke the previous catch-and-release record. Courtesy photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
'A great 15-minute fight': Record catfish caught in Minnesota
September 7, 2017 - 11:31am
September 5, 2017
Sam Cook / Forum News Service file photo

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
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. (background right) was among the dignitaries who went fishing Aug. 21 after the ceremony marking the new border crossing system at the Northwest Angle. Pictured in the front with Peterson is Brian Sage of Sage's Angle West Resort. In the back are retired Minnesota state Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (left) and Chris White of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Brad Dokken: Angle trip offers mix of work and fishing
September 3, 2017 - 4:14pm
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