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April 22, 2017
Ask a conservation officer: Cast nets not legal for smelt in Minnesota
April 22, 2017 - 10:11am
April 13, 2017
An area of the Pagami Creek wildfire shows active burning in this aerial photograph on the afternoon of Tuesday Sept. 13, 2011 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. (file / News Tribune)
DNR ready for wildfire season
April 13, 2017 - 6:19pm
April 8, 2017
Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opens Wednesday. This gobbler has been strutting his stuff for at least two weeks in Canosia Township. Deb Christiansen of Canosia Township shot this photo of the gobbler on March 29. Wisconsin's spring turkey season opens April 19. Deb Christiansen photo
Turkey-hunting seasons looking good in Minnesota and Wisconsin
April 8, 2017 - 9:07pm
A Seeforellen brown trout caught on a Krocodile spoon lies in Luke Kavajecz's fishing net during an April 1 outing on Lake Superior. Sam Cook /
Seeforellen brown trout a stocking success story - so far
April 8, 2017 - 7:55pm
April 2, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: CO detectors on boats
April 2, 2017 - 7:35am
April 1, 2017
Fishing boats work the same area of Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River during the 2016 Minnesota fishing opener. (Clint Austin /
Minnesota Legislature has so far been cool to outdoor fee increases
April 1, 2017 - 8:19pm
A steelhead attempts to leap a set of falls during the 2016 spring runoff on the Knife River. A new genetics study indicates that steelhead rainbow trout and Kamloops rainbow trout are interbreeding in North Shore streams. Sam Cook /
Study: Steelhead, Kamloops rainbows interbreeding on North Shore
April 1, 2017 - 8:09pm
Kamloops rainbow trout and a few steelhead flop and splash in a seine net held by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries employees on Monday at the French River. Sam Cook  / scook@duluthnews.complay button
Crews hold Kamloops round-up on the French River
April 1, 2017 - 6:47pm
March 28, 2017
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Video: Seining Kamloops rainbow trout on the French River
March 28, 2017 - 2:50pm
March 26, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: ATV trail closures
March 26, 2017 - 8:09am
Two bear cubs are visible along with their mother in this photo from March 18 at the sow's above-ground "den" near the Cloquet Forestry Center. Department of Natural Resources officials located the site by VHF radio signals from the sow's collar. Two more healthy cubs were found below the ones shown. The cubs weighed between 3 and 4 pounds, DNR officials said. The same sow was located near the Cloquet Forestry Center last spring, when she had three yearling cubs with her. Dave Garshelis photo
Field Reports: Mom, four bear cubs doing well near Cloquet
March 26, 2017 - 7:04am
March 23, 2017
Wildlife biologists hope to bolster the elk herd in Sawyer County with 28 wild elk relocated from Kentucky. (Laine Stowell / Wisconsin DNR)
Sawyer County gets 28 Kentucky elk
March 23, 2017 - 5:05pm
A northern long-eared bat that was captured with a net as part of a research project in the Superior National Forest in July 2015. (file / News Tribune)
Bat-killing fungus expands across Minnesota
March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm
March 19, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: Rules for fish caught outside Minnesota
March 19, 2017 - 7:49am
March 18, 2017
Dan Wilfond (right), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Some fisheries research efforts could be affected if the DNR is forced to make budget cutbacks. The agency is seeking fee increases for fishing and hunting licenses to prevent budget shortfalls. News Tribune file photo
Outdoors groups urge legislators to approve fee increases
March 18, 2017 - 9:33pm