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February 22, 2017
Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving in Detroit Lakes, Minn., found a massive elk antler while diving in a nearby lake last summer. Meagan Pittelko/Forum News Serviceplay button
500-year-old elk antler found by Minnesota diver
February 22, 2017 - 11:18am
February 21, 2017
The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office assisted with a full size pickup that dropped its front end into quickly eroding ice at the Walker City Park landing, a popular and heavily traveled landing on Leech Lake. The area has been barricaded and taped off. Submitted photo.
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
Since the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s sampling efforts began in 2002, more than 30,000 deer, elk and moose have tested negative for chronic wasting disease.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Game and Fish continues CWD testing
February 21, 2017 - 9:24am
February 19, 2017
t06.28.05  Justin Hayworth    mugCOOK  Mug shot of Sam Cook, outdoor reporter.
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
February 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
Before dawn on Monday, Feb. 13, Caleb Utyro of Superior casts his fishing line into Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River northeast of Duluth. He was among many anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout that morning. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
February 19, 2017 - 11:27am
February 17, 2017
Children climb and explore a tree along the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Kids do 'unstructured' play, with parents nearby, in a city-run program called "Green Time." Jean Pieri/St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul program is simple and free: Come out and play
February 17, 2017 - 9:02pm
February 14, 2017
In the last 10 years, North Dakota has averaged about 90,000 Canada geese and 25,000 mallards during the winter survey.  This year’s numbers were well below that.     North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Surveys help to understand waterfowl migration
February 14, 2017 - 11:02am
February 7, 2017
While many of us wonder how the pheasants and deer are doing, how often do we give the same consideration to, say, the chickadee?   North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Watchable wildlife is an important part of our outdoor world
February 7, 2017 - 10:46am
ND state park reservations begin Feb. 14
February 7, 2017 - 2:50am
February 6, 2017
Wild bison destined for Banff National Park are prepared for loading and travel at Elk Island National Park’s bison handling facility in Alberta, Canada in this January 31 handout photo.    Johane Janelle/Parks Canada/Handout via REUTERS
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
February 5, 2017
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Always in Season: Few redpolls show up so far this winter
February 5, 2017 - 3:37pm
020517.O.DNT.IcefestC1 --  Christian Frasier (red shirt) of Duluth, a member of  the Duluth Climbers Coalition, instructs climbers at the 2016 Ice & Mixed Feset held at Quarry Park in West Duluth. Roberta Laidlaw Schneider photo
Climbing fest to celebrate Duluth's newest park
February 5, 2017 - 2:48pm
020517.C.DNT.SamC2 -- Dogs cross a portion of a North Shore stream where water flows over the ice. The ice often remains safe under the overflow, which will freeze once temperatures drop sufficiently. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
Cook: Making tracks up a North Shore stream
February 5, 2017 - 12:47pm
020517.O.DNT.HikeC1 --  Shane Peltonen of Ashland hikes a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail in summer 2016. Peltonen hiked 4,700 miles across eight northern states, finishing Oct. 30. He did most of the hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Shane Peltonen photo
The 4,700-mile summer: Wisconsin man's long walk across North Country trail
February 5, 2017 - 8:38am
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