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Time slips away. That’s the realization that has weighed on my mind in the past year or so as our son Max, now 20, is on the verge of leaving home, almost certainly for good. It’s the … more
REGIONAL—An overcast sky, chilly temperatures, and a persistent north wind did little to dampen enthusiasm from anglers during last weekend’s fishing opener, and most were rewarded with a pretty … more
My April 10 column on Dr. L. David Mech’s 2014 study that links declining wolf numbers in his study area east of Ely with rising wolf numbers has generated a number of valuable letters from readers … more
Sometimes, wild creatures will surprise you. I learned that again this past weekend, while shooting photographs for this week’s outdoors section. While perusing Google Earth recently I noticed … more
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
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