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One of the perks of reporting on natural resource issues, such as the decline of the region’s moose population, is that, on occasion, those working on the issue will provide you with valuable and … more
NEAR ELY— A message from his friend Dan Kirkman told Gary Smith, of Ely, that his day had just gotten better. Smith, who had been fishing on an Ely area lake last Saturday, had watched helplessly … more
REGIONAL— A recently completed audit of state forest management gave the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources generally high marks, while concurring with conservation groups that more needs to … more
REGIONAL— About four inches of fresh snow late last week significantly improved conditions on area snowmobile trails, and snowmobilers responded over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend to hit … more
REGIONAL— Twenty-five years ago, the annual Christmas Bird Count could be a pretty lonely affair here in the North Country. But times have changed. The growing interest in birdwatching, or … more
ot many species of birds can survive a winter in the North Country. Intense cold, limited daylight, and a relative lack of food makes survival a challenge, even for birds well-adapted to such … more
REGIONAL— Deer hunters in northern St. Louis and Lake counties did better than last year, thanks to exceptionally mild November weather and higher numbers of young bucks. Across the Department … more
EMBARRASS— For years, the deer season has been a near obsession for Joseph Dale, of Tower. But after shooting the buck of a lifetime on a friend’s Embarrass property this past Friday, Dale said … more
REGIONAL— Increased hunter success in the border country is helping to boost overall deer registration figures in northern St. Louis and Lake counties through the second weekend of the firearms … more
For a lot of us, I think, deer season is the time of year we think about our relationship with animals. For the vast majority of us, of course, it’s that one time of year we meet face to face with … more
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