University's Raptor Center Releases Rehabilitated Eagle Into The WildAn eagle that was saved by a mother and her teenage son is now back in the wild. Last month, the two were driving in Danbury, Wisconsin when an eagle on the side of the road took flight, and they hit it with their SUV.
U Of M Study States Black Bears Negatively Affected By Drones A new study from the University of Minnesota claims black bears are affected by drones. Researchers looked at data from collared black bears living in northwestern Minnesota.
Wildlife Rehab Center Needs Your Shoeboxes, TowelsA place that is set up to help creatures like birds, squirrels and foxes now needs your help. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville is having a record year for admissions.
Federal Officials Reject Wolf Petition From AdvocatesFederal wildlife officials have rejected a petition from advocates who sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the U.S. Gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 are classified as endangered, which is more protective than a threatened designation.
Wildlife Rehab Center Overwhelmed With Unorphaned AnimalsIt's the time of year when you notice baby robins, baby bunnies and even the occasional fawn in your back yard. Homeowners like to protect and care for these animals, but this year they may be caring a little too much.
Sandhill Cranes Make Huge Minnesota ComebackJust as our national symbol, the bald eagle, has become a common sight across all parts of Minnesota, there is yet another comeback worth celebrating. The 23,000-acre Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area is nature's oasis; a sort of wild sanctuary for all kinds of critters, offering all of them a perfect habitat in which to roam.
America's Top 5 Must-Visit AquariumsWant to explore the ocean's depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, "The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness."
DNR Officials Promote Dayton's Outdoors Budget ProposalOfficials with the Department of Natural Resources are touting Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to boost funding for fish, wildlife, outdoors and enforcement programs, including more conservation officers.
As Hibernation Ends, DNR Releases 'Bear Aware' TipsIt's that time of the year when bears are coming out of hibernation, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to warn all homeowners near their habitat to be "bear aware."
Bald Eagles Migrating Back To Minnesota As Waters Open UpBald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources says they may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks. A DNR official says eagles typically come through the area in mid-to-late March, as waters begin to open up and the snow melts.
Hunters Challenge DNR Deer Management PracticesA group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.
Advocates Seek Gray Wolf Status Change To Pre-Empt CongressWildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal.