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Jeramy Pinkerton (left), fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, helps Erin Schaeffer, with the University of Minnesota, as she makes an incision in the underbelly of a muskie to insert a hydro-acoustic transmitter in April 2017. Also on board were Mark Paulson (left), fisheries technician, and Keith Okeson, past president of Muskies Inc. File photo / Forum News Service
St. Louis River muskies on the move
4 hours 30 min ago
With the outline of a wheeled fish house clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left on the ice in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. Submitted photo
COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
4 hours 45 min ago
Rainy Lake fishing guide Billy Dougherty holds a hefty northern pike he caught on the lake. On Friday, March 23, 2018, Dougherty will be inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. This summer will mark his 53rd year of guiding on Rainy Lake. Submitted photo / Billy Dougherty
Rainy Lake guide Billy Dougherty to be inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
4 hours 55 min ago
March 17, 2018
Outdoor Notes - March 18
22 hours 35 min ago
March 15, 2018
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
March 14, 2018
Wild turkeys made their way along the side of Highway 210 Tuesday near Hassies Saloon and Eatery in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Turkeys trot along 210
March 14, 2018 - 8:00am
March 13, 2018
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has mailed 8,500 surveys to residents of eastern Minnesota to measure public opinion on the band's proposal to reintroduce wild elk to the region. St. Paul Pioneer Press file photo
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes as Fond du Lac Band effort inches toward reintroduction
March 13, 2018 - 6:03pm
Justin McDonough holds his daughter, Callie, on his lap Monday while sliding down the tubing hill at Mount Ski Gull. From Mahtomedi, the McDonough family was on spring break and staying at a local resort. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sliding on spring break
March 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
March 11, 2018
Squinting from his ultra-bright surroundings, Forum News Service outdoors writer Brad Dokken shows off the 42-inch northern pike he caught on a walleye rod during a recent snowmobile and ice fishing trip to Oak Island on Lake of the Woods. Fishing partner Jason Laumb of Grand Forks helped him steer the girthy fish up an 8-inch hole for a quick photo before the pike was released. Submitted photo / Forum News Serviceplay button
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
March 11, 2018 - 7:50am
Outdoor Notes for March 11
March 11, 2018 - 6:30am
Anglers near the mouth of the French River north of Duluth, including Duluth's Natalie Stone (foreground), fish for Kamloops rainbow trout on a brisk March afternoon. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Waiting for bites, North Shore Kamloops anglers ponder the future
March 11, 2018 - 6:20am
March 10, 2018
Tammy and Carla, ready to hit the ice.
What's Up Outdoors: It's nice on the ice
March 10, 2018 - 11:00am
The move toward new regulations was a response to anglers' concerns about the over-abundance of hammer-handle pike in much of central to north-central Minnesota; the low numbers of pike present in southern waters; and a desire to protect large pike in the northeastern part of the state. Illustration
New northern pike regulations coming for 2018 fishing opener
March 10, 2018 - 7:00am
March 6, 2018
District 9 - Brainerd area: CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) assisted with an injured eagle that was struck by a vehicle. The eagle was transported to the Raptor Center for surgery and is recovering.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018 - 1:30pm