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PIKE RIVER— Sometimes you get lucky, and that was certainly the case for the DNR fisheries crew working at the Pike River Hatchery this year. This year’s walleye run peaked during one of the … more
REGIONAL— Continuing problems with its moose capture operations prompted DNR officials to suspend the collaring of adult moose earlier this winter. The early end to the moose capture effort this … more
PIKE RIVER HATCHERY—If there’s a traditional rite of spring you can count on in our region, it’s the work of the DNR fisheries staff at the Pike River Hatchery. As soon as the ice clears from … more
REGIONAL—A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources veterinarian found herself the subject of an internal investigation within days of expressing “on-the-record” concerns about the inhumane … more
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, the answer to your question is staring you in the face. And it appears that could well be the case as it relates to the declining moose population … more
For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
ELY – What does it take to canoe 221 days on a solo canoe trip? Gary Fiedler and his wife, Dawn LaPointe, spelled out the various aspects of this once-in-a-lifetime journey at a session of … more
friend from Ely was in the office recently. He’s been into folk remedies and medicinal plants for a while, so it didn’t surprise me when he got on the topic of a fungus known commonly as … more
LOST LAKE SWAMP—The chorus let me know early Saturday morning that the Lost Lake wolf pack was working our edge of the big swamp. It was just getting light on an unusually mild and misty December … more
REGIONAL—While most folks in the North Country may be focused on their holiday shopping list, for birders the Christmas season is about more than just presents and parties. This year will mark … more
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