Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their PassionOf the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa's exotic game.
Patients Of Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Talk To WCCOThe patients of Dr. Walter Palmer that spoke with WCCO all described him as an excellent dentist. But they also expressed shock over the killing of Cecil the lion, as well as the fact that Palmer had a prior felony for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin and a sizable sexual harassment award against him.
Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The LionHundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.
Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The LionPoliticians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.
Good Question: Which Exotic Animals Can Be Hunted?A Minnesota dentist is apologizing for killing a lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Dr. Walter Palmer said he thought the hunt was legal, but two guides are facing criminal charges for poaching because of where the lion was killed. The story has generated lots of anger and vitriol against the dentist across social media.
State Asks Hunters To Help With Bird Flu SurveillanceThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to arm itself with turkey hunters in the fight against bird flu. The state asked hunters in five counties -- Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns -- to help figure out if the virus has spread to wild turkeys.
DNR Offers Turkey Hunting Tips For Areas Near Bird FluTurkey hunting season starts Wednesday in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources is offering a few precautionary tips for areas near turkey farms struck by the bird flu.
Under Bill, 84-Year-Old Could Get Another Shot At A DeerAn 84-year-old hunter who asked Minnesota lawmakers for help bagging another deer may get his wish. A provision tucked in House Republicans' budget bill for environmental and natural resource agencies would allow hunters 84 and older to kill a doe without a permit.
Sportsmen & 'Lumberjills' Galore At The Northwest SportshowIt's the time of year when everyone is thinking about getting outdoors. And to help you get ready for the summer fun, this weekend is the 83rd Northwest Sportshow. It features deals on boats, RVs, ATVs, fishing and hunting gear.
Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against PoachersGov. Mark Dayton wants to crack down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer license revocations. The governor on Friday proposed a new felony-level penalty for poaching, and revoking game-and-fish privileges for up to 10 years. Current law only goes up to a gross misdemeanor penalty for poaching, and license revocations of up to only five years.
Pet Blog: Turn Your Dog Into An Antler Hunter!Deer antler shed hunting has been around for a long time. When breeding season is through, adult males shed their antlers -- and that's when "hunting" season begins, typically between December and February.
Effort To Restore Pheasants Gets Boost From Lines' ReturnA retired official of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources began spearheading what ringneck enthusiasts hope is an ambitious public-private effort to restore Minnesota's pheasants on Monday.
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.
Dayton Unsure of Minnesota's Next Step On Wolf HuntingGov. Mark Dayton is consulting with his Department of Natural Resources chief on how the state should respond to a federal ruling that outlaws hunting of gray wolves.
Hunter Asks For More Trapping Regulations After Dog Dies In ConibearA Minnesota hunter is pushing for change after his dog was caught and killed in a trap. Mark Johnson's 7-year-old lab, Bronco, was killed in a body grip trap while they were grouse hunting near Bemidji in October.