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April 4, 2017
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Be aware of bears; DNR tips for avoiding conflict
April 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
April 2, 2017
If you are interested in learning a little about turkey hunting, why don't you head over to the Walleyedan Facebook page and join in on a little Facebook Live "Turkey Talk." I'm planning on giving a little tutorial on this awesome sport at 7 p.m. April 4. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Walleyedan: Hitchhiking for turkey hot spots
April 2, 2017 - 7:05am
Outdoor Notes - April 2
April 2, 2017 - 4:45am
March 29, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Anglers out on unpredictable ice
March 29, 2017 - 5:25am
March 26, 2017
Soon Beavers holds her biggest walleye, which she caught in February on an area lake. The walleye measured 27 inches and weighed 7 pounds. 
Submitted photo
Sharing a meal of fish
March 26, 2017 - 8:00am
The topic on the table right now is reducing the fishing limits. I know some people say we pay enough for a license we should be able to keep our limit. Believe me, no one loves a meal of fresh fish better than me. But the reductions still leave us with plenty of fillets for the frying pan. I really believe as a fisherman who loves to eat fish, this is something that will help us in the long run. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
What's Up Outdoors: Time to lower the limits
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
Climbers try their hand at rock climbing on Shovel Point.
 Photo courtesy MN DNR
Outdoor Notes - March 26
March 26, 2017 - 6:30am
Walleyedan: Preparing the anglers of tomorrow
March 26, 2017 - 6:00am
March 22, 2017
Officer Mathy, as well as officers from multiple agencies in the area, responded to a complaint from a homeowner that a deer was stuck in her basement. The homeowner was feeding deer near a basement window and the deer, for some reason, crashed through the window and ended up in the basement. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Conservation Officer Report: Deer takes dive into den
March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
March 21, 2017
The tendency for caught fish to die after being released is called hooking mortality, which increases as water temperatures warm. During the last two weeks of July 2016 alone, hooking mortality accounted for more than half of the state’s walleye harvest allocation for the entire open water season. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
March 21, 2017 - 10:26am
March 19, 2017
Pelicans in flight.
Minnesota DNR photo
Outdoor Notes - March 19
March 19, 2017 - 6:00am
Fishing Report: Ice holds out for late season ice fishing
March 19, 2017 - 5:45am
What's Up Outdoors: Shallow water fishing is heating up
March 19, 2017 - 5:45am
Walleyedan: Fishing going south up north
March 19, 2017 - 5:45am
March 16, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Several ATVs, trucks fall through ice
March 16, 2017 - 5:15am