With fall comes the beginning of the hunting season in Minnesota. Duck and goose hunting is already underway, and in a few weeks the deer hunting season will start as well. Every year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a special three-day season for youth hunters in October. But there’s a lot more to the special season than attracting young hunters.
Deer bow hunting season starts Saturday, and we found out it’s a growing trend among Minnesota hunters.
A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring has contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant population. The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota’s pheasant index declined 29 percent from 2012, reflecting trends seen in neighboring states.
Seven of eight people accused of illegally hunting geese in eastern South Dakota’s Miner County have now been sentenced in federal court. The group of friends known as “Team Those Guys” killed nearly 425 geese over a six-day period.
Minnesota wildlife officials are set to announce details of the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season. This season will be the second since the animals came off the endangered list in the region.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but some scientists criticized as premature.
The Minnesota Zoo has debuted a new webcam to show off their two recently-hatched male African penguin chicks.
Minnesotans may be able to start hunting Canada Geese this summer.
Minnesota’s deer harvest declined in 2012 but officials say it was a safe season for people who took to the woods.
Fans of the outdoors who live in the east metro won’t have to travel too far to get to a Cabela’s come fall 2014.
December represents a Minnesota tradition – the late goose hunt. Since there are so many, I joined Pete Schmitz this week for a journey into the field.
Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Authorities say a man was accidentally shot and killed by his hunting partner in Douglas County.
Wisconsin is closing the wolf hunt season in two zones in the northeastern part of the state after quotes have been reached.
More and more hunters are going with convenience when registering their deer.
A 12-year-old boy from Motley had a deer hunting experience he will likely never forget on the opening weekend of the season.
A 63-year-old man died while hunting near Alexandria Sunday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
A hunter was shot and killed Saturday morning while deer hunting in rural Bemidji, Minn.
Preliminary figures show hunters registered 45 bull moose during northeastern Minnesota’s 2012 moose season.
Remains found in northern Minnesota have been identified as those of a man missing for two years.
Hunters shot and killed at least four wolves in the opening 24 hours of Wisconsin’s first organized wolf hunt, the state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.
Less than three weeks before Minnesota’s first-ever wolf hunt, there is a last-ditch effort to protect the animals from hunters and trappers.
Hunters and trappers who entered the lottery for licenses in Minnesota’s first-ever wolf season can now check online to see if they won.
State wildlife officials say the population of Canada geese appears to be increasing, even though Minnesota hunters killed more of the birds than any other waterfowl last year.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual handbook of waterfowl regulations for the upcoming hunting season.