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DNR biologist Jess Carstens discovered a presumed food cache Monday, Dec. 21. A cougar is believed to have killed the fawn deer, fed on a portion then covered the remains with corn stalks from a farmer's field. Evidence examined Tuesday showed the cat likely returned to the cache overnight. Photo courtesy WDNR.
DNR trailing cougar across 3 counties; tips offered to avoid confrontation
December 23, 2009 - 7:59am
December 1, 2009
DNR: Firearm killed trophy buck
December 1, 2009 - 1:45pm
November 16, 2009
Officials from the DNR said the trophy buck shot by a Cannon Falls man was likely about 5 or 6 years old. The hunter is accused of poaching. (Mike Longaecker photo)
Cannon Falls man charged with 13 counts for alleged poaching
November 16, 2009 - 8:24am
November 12, 2009
Authorities: Minn. world-record buck slain illegally
November 12, 2009 - 1:20pm
November 11, 2009
Axis deer are an exotic species native to India.
Hunter shoots exotic deer in Minnesota
November 11, 2009 - 8:34am
Dave Boman of Twin Valley stands in front of his deluxe deer stand.
From posh to just unique, deer stands vary greatly
November 11, 2009 - 8:32am
July 9, 2009
Archery for women only
July 9, 2009 - 7:39am
April 20, 2009
Bob Krepps of Duluth sits at the base of a maple tree and uses a slate call to try to rustle up a turkey gobbler Wednesday morning, opening day of Minnesota's spring wild turkey season. Krepps was hunting in southern Carlton County. Sam Cook/
Hunter fulfills turkey passion close to home
April 20, 2009 - 2:04pm
April 14, 2009
Residents from Woodbury, Bayport fined for poaching Montana antelope
April 14, 2009 - 3:14pm
April 13, 2009
Dave Zentner of Duluth, right, and other conservation leaders say they want Minnesota lawmakers to accept natural resources spending plans funded through a voter-approved sales tax increase. Zentner, of the Izaak Walton League, was joined by Steve Morse of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership at a recent St. Paul news conference. Lawmakers also are considering a plan funding natural resources projects with state lottery proceeds.
Outdoors spending plans taking shape
April 13, 2009 - 7:58am
April 10, 2009
Outdoors funding advocates -- including Steve Morse of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, left, and Duluth resident Dave Zentner of the Izaak Walton League -- say they are watching closely how lawmakers handle recommendations for spending new sales tax revenue on habitat conservation and water cleanup projects. Photo by Scott Wente
Conservationists watching lawmakers' actions
April 10, 2009 - 8:05am
March 17, 2009
A St. Paul Park Public Works employee spotted this white turkey Monday.
Rare white turkey spotted in St. Paul Park
March 17, 2009 - 5:04pm
Brothers (from left) Charlie Dufner, 73, Duffy Dufner, 77, and Dennis Dufner, 76, wash dishes at a table inside their 24-by-16-foot canvas tent, which they've pitched near Togo during deer season for years. This was the final year they hunted from the tent. They'll pass it on to their sons, a nephew, and another generation of Dufners. Sam Cook / News Tribune
The Dufner brothers' last pitch
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
November 13, 2008
Welch Township resident Kelly Gustafson holds up "Lesnar," the 27-point buck she shot on family land in Welch. She and husband Rich Gustafson dubbed the deer "Lesnar" after former University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Brock Lesnar.
Welch woman kills massive 200-pound deer with 27-point rack
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Partridge hunter enjoys a tradition of success
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am