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May 22, 2017
ATV riders travel the Spider Lake Trail.
Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Outdoor Notes - May 21
May 22, 2017 - 8:45am
May 21, 2017
Aitkin fisheries technician Kris Nissen holds a recently tagged smallmouth bass in a holding tank Thursday on Mille Lacs Lake. 
Michael Johnson/Brainerd Dispatch - Video
Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
A doe watches with her triplet fawns surrounding her.
Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
Jamie Dietman holds a walleye caught by Carter. It was his first of the year.
Submitted photo
What's Up Outdoors: Successful opener on Mille Lacs
May 21, 2017 - 4:00am
May 19, 2017
A mountain biker explores the trails through the Cuyuna Country Recreation Area.
Submitted photo
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area: More jumps, safer riding part of expansion coming to trails
May 19, 2017 - 7:00am
May 15, 2017
Dustin Bloom shows off a rock bass he caught to Emma Bloom Saturday on fishing opener at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gull Lake Recreation Area. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
Fishing Opener at Gull Lake Recreation Area
May 15, 2017 - 5:00am
May 8, 2017
Anglers fish from kayaks for smallmouth bass on the Mississippi River near St. Cloud.
Photo be Euls Photography
Governor's Fishing Opener: Consider fishing Greater St. Cloud
May 8, 2017 - 11:08am
Bear cubs have arrived at Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls.
Submitted photo
Outdoor Notes - May 7
May 8, 2017 - 11:03am
Conservation Officer Report: ATV driving laws stressed for safety
May 8, 2017 - 4:30am
May 7, 2017
What's Up Outdoors: Spring's at full throttle in the outdoors
May 7, 2017 - 9:04pm
May 4, 2017
Vietnam veteran and Huey pilot Jim Crigler rows on Rice Lake Wednesday on his quest to canoe the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans. His goal is to bring awareness to Gold Star Families, those who have lost loved ones while serving in the armed forces. After escorting his friend’s remains back from the Vietnam War, he felt the need to help those left behind after such a loss. Check out for more information on Crigler and his journey. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Vietnam vet canoes Mississippi River
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
May 2, 2017
Tanja Ahlgren of Brainerd shared with us this photo of black bears she spotted Tuesday. Submitted photo
Photo: Scared bears
May 2, 2017 - 11:58am
April 30, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Suckers seized when fish speared out of season
April 30, 2017 - 6:10am
Walleyedan Eigen (right) and his mother Barb are warm and waiting for a turkey Thursday hunting from a blind.
Submitted photo
Walleyedan: Yelping at snowbirds with mom
April 30, 2017 - 3:30am
Find time to escape to the forest.
Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Outdoor Notes - April 30
April 30, 2017 - 3:00am