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Gray wolves, like this one, would be open to state hunting and trapping seasons and removed from federal Endangered Species Act protections under a bill passed by the U.S. House Friday. It's unclear if the bill will pass the Senate. National Park Service photo.
House passes bill to allow wolf hunting, trapping
11 hours 34 min ago
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Sam Cook column: We have liftoff, and other canine calamities
18 hours 50 min ago
November 14, 2018
The fate of P-22, a mountain lion who lives near Hollywood and has a big fan base, remains unclear. National Park officials say they are optimistic, because the fire in his home, Griffith Park, was fairly small and brief.  National Park Service.
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
November 14, 2018 - 2:10pm
The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday field suit in federal court demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a plan to expand wolves to more areas of the U.S.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo.
Wolf supporters file suit for more protections
November 14, 2018 - 11:00am
November 13, 2018
One of four wolves trapped in Minnesota and relocated to Isle Royale on Lake Superior has died, and scientists say they don't know why. A necropsy will be conducted with results likely in December. Three relocated wolves remain on the island with more expected to be moved to the island from Ontario in January. (National Park Service photo)
Newly arrived wolf dies on Isle Royale
November 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
November 9, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Under sullen November skies, the hunt unfolds
November 9, 2018 - 5:00am
November 6, 2018
Rain, snow and wind appear to have reduced hunter success over opening weekend of the Minnesota firearms deer season. The statewide deer kill is down 16.6 percent from 2017 while the Northeastern Minnesota harvest is down 21.5 percent. 
(file / News Tribune)
Minnesota deer harvest down after first weekend
November 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
November 2, 2018
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Sam Cook column: How would you help travelers in need?
November 2, 2018 - 5:00am
October 26, 2018
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Sam Cook column: Savoring the end of a sweet season
October 26, 2018 - 5:00am
October 24, 2018
Northeast Minn. man gets probation, fines for illegal netting
October 24, 2018 - 5:42pm
October 19, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Whole-hearted help from across the ocean
October 19, 2018 - 5:00am
October 12, 2018
A last-minute deal will save the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Hides for Habitat program for 2018. Changing environmental regulations in China, the escalating trade war and a global glut of animal hides nearly killed the program. Brained Dispatch file photo.
Despite global trade troubles, Hides for Habitat back for 2018
October 12, 2018 - 5:25pm
October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 7:20pm
October 4, 2018
A beaver visited the DoubleTree Hotel in Bemidji, Minn., on Thursday, Oct. 4. The animal made into the entryway but was escorted out by animal control. Submitted photo.
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
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Sam Cook column: Bert, Ernie signal the coming of first frost
October 4, 2018 - 5:00am