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Fishing contest Saturday at Chub

Kingdom Builders Ministries will hold its fifth annual ice fishing derby 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 on Chub Lake. Tickets will be sold on the ice, at $25 for adults, $10 for kids age12 and under. There will be $3,000 worth in prizes; from...

 

Snow pants

Oh no, did someone get stuck upside down in a snowbank or is that a pair of frozen pants in the yard? At least one Cloquet home had fun with the recent cold snap, freezing a pair of jeans — and... Full story

 

Birdwatching: Great grays seeking Great Grays

With indoor venues closed for several months, my outdoor companion, Keith, and I have ramped up our birdwatching adventures. We have noticed an increase in birders as others flock to the northeast... Full story

 

On The Mark: It's best to just embrace deep winter head on

We're in a deep freeze. It's beautiful: a bit windy, but gloriously sunny with ample snow. Yet not snowbound. This stretch is a skier, skater and morning walker's heaven. Walking this Tuesday morning...

 

Deer comments wanted by DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again establishing deer population goals in several deer permit areas north and west of Cloquet and Duluth (181, 199, 132, 178, and farther north). Beginning next week it will welcome public input on... Full story

 

Get on the beaten snowshoe path

Minnesotans know of many ways to enjoy the snow. They eat it, throw it, build with it, slide on it and jump into it. A favorite way that my outdoor companion Keith and I enjoy the frozen precipitation... Full story

 

'Uncommon' moose roams area

It appears there's a male moose loose in the city of Cloquet, or rather the woods surrounding it. Earlier this month, a handful of residents spotted the large antlered animal not far from Armory Road... Full story

 
 By MPR News    Outdoors    January 22, 2021

Boundary waters crush brings changes

After a surge of visitors brought an increase in litter and damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last year, officials are taking steps to head off similar problems this year. The Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota... Full story

 

Full wolf control moves to state

Minnesota wolves are managed solely by state and tribal authorities after a change effective Jan. 4. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Oct. 29 that it would remove the wolf from the federal endangered and threatened species list, which...

 

Winter white delight

While there is a little rime ice versus hoar frost debate going on about the county's white winter coat last week, everyone could agree on one thing: it was spectacular. Cloquet photographer Amy...

 

Rinks are ready to go in cloquet

Youth hockey players choose teams for an afternoon shinny game on the new and improved outdoor rink behind the Pine Valley Ice Arena Dec. 16. Members of the Cloquet Area Hockey Association and even...

 

DNR reports

Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) assisted at the Jay Cooke State Park muzzleloader deer hunt. Hunters were enjoying the weather and conditions with many reporting seeing and taking deer. Humphrey also patrolled Moose Lake State Park and found lots of activit... Full story

 

Beware of thin ice as temps vary

Beware of thin ice, cold water It’s that time of year already. Ice is starting to form on lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota. Now is a good time to refresh yourself on ice safety recommendations, courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural...

 

DNR reports

Reports from area Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers: Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) continued to follow up on deer season calls and investigations involving deer baiting, trespassing, shooting from the road, unlawful party... Full story

 

Last chance to comment on wolf plan

People are invited to share their thoughts about wolf management as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates the state’s 20-year-old wolf management plan. This public input opportunity is available through today on the wolf plan... Full story

 

Wild ride with the weather

Moose Lake resident Karen Slater captured this photo of a late-season watercraft rider on Moosehead Lake Sunday, when the temperature reached into the low 70s. Less than three days later, Carlton...

 

Rodd's Ramblings: Returning to the magic of the deer hunt

The annual event that brings families and friends together kicked off this past weekend when the 2020 Minnesota firearms deer season opened. Deer camps across the state welcomed young and old alike as... Full story

 

Deer opener was too hot for many

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers were busy during the opening of the firearms deer season last week. Here is what some of the officers from the region reported: Scott Staples (Carlton) worked a baiting case and other...

 

Walleye allowed on Mille Lacs

Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fifth season in a row. Starting Dec. 1, anglers will be allowed to keep one walleye between 21-23 inches or one fish longer than 28 inches. This is the same... Full story

 

Hunters encouraged to help protect the wild deer herd

Participation in voluntary CWD testing is critical to managing CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters to participate in chronic wasting disease testing in designated areas, following...  Website

 

ATV trails closed for hunting

Riders of recreational off-highway vehicles should be aware of upcoming closures of OHV trails on some state lands for firearms deer hunting season. The restrictions apply to all designated OHV trails and routes on state forest lands. Vehicles...

 

Korby's Connections: Deer hunt memories have twists and turns

Deer hunting season starts tomorrow, but the signs have been there for weeks. Behind shoppers' masks at the Super One grocery store, I've noticed more patrons (men, I think) sprouting beard growth... Full story

 

Firearms deer hunting opening is fast approaching

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 7, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate. To assist with your coverage of the deer season, here...

 

Hunting licenses taking some time

Anyone buying a license online from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — especially licenses with application deadlines — should be aware they may need to give themselves some extra time to verify their name in the electronic...

 
 By SWCD News    Outdoors    October 16, 2020

Nemadji Watershed management plan is ready for review

When you think about the Nemadji Watershed, what comes to mind? Maybe it is hunting and fishing in the Nemadji State Forest or one of the watershed’s many trout streams. Maybe it is where you call home or where your food is grown. Or you might thin... Full story

 

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