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REGIONAL— A new study citing data from five national parks, including Voyageurs National Park, has concluded that human-caused mortality among gray wolves has a detrimental effect on both the … more
REGIONAL—December’s heavy snowfall may have set the stage for excellent snowmobiling conditions across the state, but that has also brought with it a rise in snowmobile related crashes. … more
There was a critter afoot. I pointed that out to Jodi several days before Christmas. Someone had dumped the butchered remains of a deer on our property back in November and I had dragged it all to a … more
REGIONAL— Plentiful snow and winter recreation typically go hand-in-hand, but the region is still feeling the effects of two December snowstorms which left area ski and snowmobile trails a … more
My biannual pilgrimage back to the island has started, but it is always fraught with peril. This year is no exception, and in fact, will go in the logs as a not-too-great travel year. You know, … more
REGIONAL— The Department of Natural Resources has released an update to its wolf management plan that continues the state’s commitment to wolf conservation. The new plan, which … more
REGIONAL— Three years ago, biologist Michael Joyce installed over 100 “nest” boxes designed to meet the specific needs of the fisher, Minnesota’s largest member of the weasel … more
REGIONAL— Birders around the area will be pulling out their binoculars and warm winter gear over the next couple weeks to take part in the 123rd annual Christmas Bird Count, sponsored and … more
xIf you enjoy feeding birds this time of year but don’t like to see dozens of aggressive blue jays keep other birds from getting their share, consider this rather simple solution. When it comes … more
REGIONAL— A recreation plan issued just over a century ago by a then little-known landscape architect working at the time for the U.S. Forest Service, laid the groundwork for a revolutionary … more
REGIONAL— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a final rule last week that reclassifies the northern long-eared bat from its earlier threatened status, to endangered. According … more
REGIONAL— The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking residents to limit their use of salt to maintain sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots this winter. It can save you money and help … more
“I wish I had a river, that I could skate away on…” “River” by Joni Mitchell As we settle into winter here, I’ve been thinking about why this has become my … more
REGIONAL— The story for deer hunters in the North Country didn’t improve during the final week of the regular firearms deer season, which ended Sunday, Nov. 20. Deer registrations were … more
As I sit in my deer blind this brisk Nov. 18 morning and read a recent edition of the Timberjay, I thought I would share my son’s deer hunt from the previous weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 12, … more
With snow on the ground, probably for the duration, and with the bears hopefully now in bed, the bird feeding season is getting underway in earnest in our area. And that means it’s time to take … more
REGIONAL— Deer hunters across the North Country are reporting seeing fewer deer and hearing fewer shots than at any time in recent memory, and that perception is bolstered by some of the lowest … more
PORTAGE TWP— First responders and law enforcement officers were called to rescue a hunter here this past Saturday after the man became stuck in waist deep water in a partially frozen marsh. The … more
 In a recent article in the Timberjay, we again heard the DNR company line about bad winters and over-harvest of  “snow shelter.”  Not once did I see a mention of predation … more
REGIONAL— Wildlife managers with the Department of Natural Resources had predicted a tough opener for deer hunters here in the North Country this past weekend. It was all that and then some as … more
REGIONAL— The trend of milder autumn weather in the North Country continued in October and through the first week of November this year— and that came on the heels of a … more
REGIONAL— A study of wolves in and around Voyageurs National Park has captured several seconds of video of a cougar walking at night through a portion of their study area. The Voyageurs Wolf … more
Do you want to know how to get to my place on the lake? You head out from Stuntz Bay and go past Banana and Bowl Islands. Go through the narrows and get out into the Raceway. Watch out for Bird … more
REGIONAL— Deer hunters will have their work cut out for them when they head to their stands for Saturday’s opener of the regular firearms deer season. “It’s going to be … more
It’s the opening of the regular firearms deer season in our area on Saturday and, like most recent years, the Department of Natural Resources is putting out its annual safety message. I know … more
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