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September 15, 2018
 A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Grouse hunters can volunteer to help collect samples for West Nile virus study
September 15, 2018 - 9:00pm
Ted Dick, at right, with a young hunter. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Hunt Minnesota's most popular game bird -- ruffed grouse
September 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
Minnesota's state bird is beginning to molt. In September, adult loons travel to their winter home along the Atlantic coast. Younger loons follow a month or so later.
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Goodbye summer, hello autumn
September 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
A close-up of this male Canada Blue Darner shows the distinctive thorax stripe.
Darners: The Northwoods' largest dragonflies
September 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
September 11, 2018
All's well that ends well, and the bear makes a beeline for freedom Friday, Sept. 7, after being freed from a 10-gallon metal cream can northwest of Roseau, Minn. Minnesota DNR via Dawn Knutson
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with Jaws of Life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 11:12am
September 9, 2018
A large white-tailed deer buck eats berries off of a bush in the yard of a Lakeside home in Duluth recently. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
DNR deer meetings attract few hunters
September 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
September 8, 2018
While most trees in the area are still green, a few pops of color are visible. Shrubs, like this one west of Park Rapids, turn before trees, according to Park Rapids City Forester Stephanie Pazdernik. (Lorie Skarpness/ Enterprise)
Fall colors starting to show in area
September 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
September 1, 2018
The female Melissa blue lays egs on a legume/pea plant, achieving her destiny as a butterfly.(Jon Weber/For the Enterprise)
LEPS & ODES: Butterfly surprises continue
September 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
During the day, nighthawks lie motionless on a horizontal limb or on the ground where their highly cryptic plumage renders them almost invisible.
BIRDWISE: Spotlight on species – Common Nighthawk
September 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
ATV riders can ride for free on 'No Registration Weekend'
September 1, 2018 - 2:06pm
August 31, 2018
OUTDOOR BRIEFS
August 31, 2018 - 12:38pm
August 25, 2018
Starry stonewort is a bushy, bright green macro-algae. Thin, bright green branchlets can be variable in length and are arranged in whorls around the stem. (Photo credit: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
COLA COLUMN: Focus your eyes on invasive Starry Stonewort
August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
This photo was taken on arecent hike to view the new fence stiles built to enable hikers to cross fences on agricultural land. Gary Narum, a longtime LLC volunter, designed the stiles and built them along with other LLC volunteers this past year. (Submitted photo)
NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL COLUMN: Beautiful trails built with volunteer labor
August 25, 2018 - 11:00am
August 24, 2018
This cooler of walleyes and saugers, along with three bags of fish in a refrigerator, were confiscated by DNR Conservation Officer Ben Huener during a recent case on Lake of the Woods in which fishing guide Dennis Neal Anderson was convicted for keeping too many fish while on a guide trip with clients. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
Lake of the Woods fishing guide sentenced for too many fish
August 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
August 20, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks that hunters avoid shooting research bears marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags that have radio-collars.
Hunters asked to try to avoid shooting ear-tagged, radio-collared research bears
August 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
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