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December 17, 2018
A helicopter flies low so this bull moose can be darted with a tranquilizer in January 2013 in northeast Minnesota. Moose numbers in northern Minnesota have declined, and researchers attribute at least some of the decline to climate change. Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
‘It’s never been so extreme’: Climate change has varying effect on wildlife, plant species
December 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
December 16, 2018
A frozen river and ideal ice conditions provided the opportunity for both ice fishing and shinny hockey last weekend in northern Minnesota. Brad Dokken, Forum News Service
Dokken: Ambitious weekend serves up great memories
December 16, 2018 - 11:53am
December 15, 2018
Bear hunters who are successful in 2019 and after would be required to submit a bear tooth sample to be eligible for the upcoming year's bear hunting license lottery under a new rule proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Photo Illustration.
Outdoor Notes for Dec. 16: Bear hunting tooth sample requirement
December 15, 2018 - 9:00am
December 13, 2018
A wolf stalks a fish in Voyageurs National Park. On Thursday, Dec. 13, researchers released the first-ever video of wolves eating fish, and said GPS data shows one pack spent about half their time during several weeks in April and May “hunting" around creeks, namely for spawning suckers and northern pike. Still frame from Voyageurs National Park video
Voyageurs Park wolves are fishing
December 13, 2018 - 7:25pm
December 12, 2018
A trumpeter swan exercises its wings Monday, Dec. 10, on the Gull River ice near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam in East Gull Lake. The shallow water provides an ideal resting and feeding area for the swans with the current keeping the river open during the winter months. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Swans of the Season
December 12, 2018 - 11:00am
December 11, 2018
The red-tailed hawk, which was shot through its leg with an arrow, was spotted on Nov. 30 and captured  on Dec. 5. University of Minnesota Raptor Center
Hawk shot with arrow euthanized at U of M Raptor Center
December 11, 2018 - 8:35am
Safely in her dad’s arms, 3-year-old Stella Anderson skis down one of the runs Monday, Dec. 10, with her dad, Brent, at Mount Ski Gull near Lake Shore. The skiing facility has been open since Thanksgiving. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Skiing With Dad
December 11, 2018 - 2:00am
December 10, 2018
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. Forum News Service file photo
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
December 10, 2018 - 5:24pm
December 9, 2018
Hundreds of anglers converge every spring on the Rainy River for the opportunity to catch trophy pre-spawn walleyes that swim into the river from Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing during the spring season on the Rainy River will be catch-and-release only beginning March 1. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
December 9, 2018 - 6:00am
December 8, 2018
An antenna pokes out of the feathers of a mallard. Courtesy of Cindy Anchor
Studying the mallard migration: Cellphone technology helping to gather new information on ducks
December 8, 2018 - 12:42pm
Jamie Dietman with a bluegill caught through the ice recently on an area lake.
What's Up Outdoors: Ice fishing gift ideas to add to the Christmas list
December 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 7, 2018
A mountain lion was apparently found Friday morning, Dec. 7, near Nimrod. The animal was believed to have been hit by a car. Special to Forum News Service
Mountain lion found dead near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota
December 7, 2018 - 6:52pm
Joe Koering with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department sprays water Thursday, Dec. 6, on the Bane Park skating rink. With the colder temperatures the crew was able to build another coat of ice on the city’s rinks. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Flooding the rinks
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
Jay Tomczak of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Warroad, Minn., walks Lake of the Woods Tourism Director Joe Henry through the process of entering the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, using the new iPad ROAM remote border crossing technology. First available on Minnesota's Northwest Angle in August 2017, ROAM has now been expanded to other sites along U.S.-Canada border waters, CBP said Thursday, Dec. 6. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
U.S. Customs and Border Protection expands ROAM border crossing app
December 7, 2018 - 11:57am
December 6, 2018
Bill Hansen, of Petoskey, Mich., hunts the Chip Allen Game Production Area in Southwest Miner County on the first day of pheasant hunting season back in October. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
Optimism brings more pheasant hunters to South Dakota
December 6, 2018 - 8:27pm
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