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John Myers

John Myers

Outdoors reporter

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at

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Most of the state's 23,000 miles of trail are maintained by local club members.
In Minnesota, you have to have a kid along; in Wisconsin, anyone can fish for free.
A 23-inch walleye on Superior Bay made the bucket list for ice-fishing guru Dave Genz.
The onetime Hawk Ridge bird counter is now trying to make it as a full-time artist.
The illegal trade of spruce tops and birch pole continues in Minnesota and Wisconsin, now with stronger ties to convicted felons, many with drug backgrounds. On a good night, two cutters can remove 1,000 spruce tops and clear $1,000 profit.
The giant was caught Nov. 22 on Mille Lacs Lake.
Not quite ready for its long winter nap, the bruin is still making nightly garbage raids.
Move is hoped to reduce overcrowding, cut back on natural resource damage.
The Isle Royale study used 20 years of data to track winter tick impacts.
The name of victim has not been released.