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May 18, 2019
Boy Scout Isaac Zinniel earned his Eagle Scout Award by creating an informational kiosk for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wolf Lake Wildlife Management Area. (Submitted photo)
Eagle Scout project helps protect area lake
May 18, 2019 - 1:00pm
May 17, 2019
In spring, steer clear of newborn fawns
May 17, 2019 - 12:24pm
May 14, 2019
Otter Tail Lake will serve as the hub for the Governor's Fishing Opener on May 7-10, 2020. Photo courtesy of Erik Osberg / Otter Tail County
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
May 11, 2019
Outdoors columnist Gary Korsgaden poses with one of several walleye caught during a previous fishing opener. (Enterprise file photo)
DNR anticipates abundance of walleye, pike
May 11, 2019 - 6:00am
May 10, 2019
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. Forum News Service file photo
This Saturday, about 500,000 anglers will visit Minnesota waters to catch a fish. Here's a closer look.
May 10, 2019 - 10:56am
May 9, 2019
A gold Northland Tackle Fireball Jig tipped with a minnow proved to be more than this Upper Red Lake walleye could resist. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
All eyes on walleyes for Saturday's Minnesota Fishing Opener
May 9, 2019 - 5:58pm
May 8, 2019
Captive whitetail deer group together Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield, Minn., and west of Upper Mission Lake. The deer were euthanized in April and seven tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Gabriel Lagarde / Forum News Service
7 deer test positive for CWD at Merrifield deer farm
May 8, 2019 - 1:11pm
May 7, 2019
Minnows, like these spot tailed shiners, may be hard to come by for Saturday's Minnesota walleye fishing opener. A cool spring following a winter that saw fish die-offs in some shallow lakes and ponds has slowed minnow trapping. Forum News Service file photo
Minnows may be hard to find for Saturday's Minnesota walleye opener
May 7, 2019 - 8:00pm
May 5, 2019
In white-throated sparrows, both males and females can have either the bright or the dull plumage. (Adobe stock photo)
BIRDWISE: Spotlight on Species: White-throated sparrow
May 5, 2019 - 10:00am
                               Flowing water, caused by a river or stream flowing into the lake or the wind blowing moving water onto shoreline points, always attract fish and anglers. Walleyes prowl these areas at the beginning of the fishing season, scrounging for food and are easily reached casting from shore with a good pair of hip boots or waders.  (Gary Korsgaden/For the Enterprise)
ABOUT OUTDOORS: Tips to fool spring walleyes
May 5, 2019 - 9:00am
April 28, 2019
A male sharp-tailed grouse performs a courtship dance on the Douglas County Wildlife Area recently. During mating season, multiple males gather on dancing grounds called leks to try to attract mates. The males display by rapidly stamping their feet and rattling their tail feathers while turning in circles or dancing forward. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Sharptails declining in many areas, but spring mating dance ritual goes on
April 28, 2019 - 6:18am
April 27, 2019
A male sharp-tailed grouse performs a courtship dance on the Douglas County Wildlife Area recently. During mating season, multiple males gather on dancing grounds called leks to try to attract mates. The males display by rapidly stamping their feet and rattling their tail feathers while turning in circles or dancing forward. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Sharptails declining in many areas, but spring mating dance ritual goes on
April 27, 2019 - 11:26am
After her kits refused to simply follow her from the den near the Echo Journal office as captured in this trail camera, she carried each one over the course of several hours to a new home. Forum News Service
You can look, but don’t touch young wildlife of spring
April 27, 2019 - 9:59am
April 20, 2019
The northern flicker is Minnesota's second-largest woodpecker, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In flight, flickers show flashes of yellow under their wings and tails, which is why they're sometimes called yellow-shafted flickers. (Marshall Howe/For the Enterprise)
BIRDWISE: They're back -- and right on schedule
April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
April 19, 2019
Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 19, 2019 - 6:12pm
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