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March 17, 2019
John Hart, wildlife disease specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, right, talks to his crew Sunday, March 17, at the Mission Lake Wildlife Management Area about the procedure the specialists will use to collect and survey deer for possible chronic wasting disease. The four-person crew is expected to shoot deer for 10 days in the Lower Mission Lake area north of Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Chronic wasting disease specialists start Crow Wing project
March 17, 2019 - 10:26pm
March 16, 2019
DNR does not recommend feeding deer
March 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Local DNR staff hosting open house about deer
March 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
March 13, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan and Hi-Banks Resort owner Tim Wagner examine a fish house whose owner has talked to Wagner about hiring someone to remove it from Fish Lake. The house is at least two miles via ice road from Hi-Banks, Wagner said. Ice houses have to be off area lakes by Monday. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
All permanent shelters must be off northern Minnesota lakes by Monday
March 13, 2019 - 7:12pm
March 11, 2019
Four moose photographed during the Minnesota DNR's 2019 winter survey conducted in January. These moose were in the Pagami Creek fire area that burned in a 2011 wildlfire, creating perfect moose habitat. Photo by Mike Schrage
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 11, 2019 - 5:46pm
Zebra mussels on a piece of pipe taken from an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR on Monday, March 11, confirmed zebra mussel larvae have been found in Upper red Lake. Forum News Service file photo.
DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Upper Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
March 3, 2019
Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
BRAD DOKKEN: MDHA passes resolutions to fight CWD in the state
March 3, 2019 - 7:05am
March 1, 2019
J.R. Cooper examines a freshly caught northern pike Friday, Feb. 22, before releasing it through the ice on White Sand Lake. Cooper was fishing with a group of students from Pillager Area Charter School. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
A fishing pioneer: J.R. Cooper to be inducted in Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
March 1, 2019 - 6:58pm
February 25, 2019
Deep snow covers a North Dakota lake in this 2009 photo. The abundance of snow on top of thick ice means winter fish kill events likely will be more extensive this year than they have been during recent winters. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Harsh winter could worsen fish kill
February 25, 2019 - 9:07pm
Darren Troseth, left, of Jordan, Minn., and his fishing companion, John Kimble, pulled this 78-inch sturgeon through the ice from the St. Croix River near Bayport, Minn., on Feb. 9, 2019. The fish, which was released, was measured at 78 inches long and estimated to weigh 120 pounds. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified the fish as a state catch-and-release record. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
DNR confirms 78-inch sturgeon as Minn. record
February 25, 2019 - 8:04pm
February 14, 2019
A small herd of deer beds down in a wooded area in East Grand Forks this week. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Animals in region surviving ‘traditional’ winter so far
February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
February 9, 2019
Park Rapids fishing enthusiast Tim Schmid relies on jigging spoons for his ice-fishing success. (Gary Korsgaden/For the Enterprise)
ABOUT OUTDOORS COLUMN: Ice fishing with jigging spoons
February 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
February 7, 2019

Minnesota Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul, right, shows leftover parts of a deer he killed — the hide, skeleton and hooves — before a hearing Thursday on chronic wasting disease at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul. Dave Orrick /  St. Paul Pioneer Press
Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient mad cow virus
February 7, 2019 - 7:44pm
February 5, 2019
Beginning March 1, the aggregate walleye-sauger limit on Lake of the Woods will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleyes allowed, same as summer regulations. In addition, walleye and sauger fishing on Rainy River and Four-Mile Bay will be catch-and-release only from March 1 through April 14. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Forum News Service)
Fishing regulations change March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
February 5, 2019 - 4:19pm