Last week, Outdoor News columnist Joe Fellegy reported on a topic that begs for more attention: the sudden surge in smallmouth bass numbers across northern Minnesota. He interviewed a number of seasoned anglers who agreed that smallmouth bass have become abundant in many waters where they
It’s crazy to think nearly 20 years have passed since the Minnesota DNR convened a citizens’ roundtable to develop recommendations for a state wolf management plan. At the time, it was anticipated that delisting wolves from the federal Endangered Species Act was imminent and management
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but sometimes it doesn’t need to do so. Consider an ice fishing photo I recently saw accompanying a story about said topic. A fellow was sitting in a portable shelter, which he’d towed on the ice with a snowmobile that also appeared to be carrying a
Last week, the American Sportfishing Association announced its list of the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2016. In some respects, it was a pretty good year.
Topping the list was the December passage of the Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact and Jobs Act of 2016. While this
As we enter 2017, a number of conservation issues simmer on the political pot. Some issues threaten the very existence of hunting and fishing. Starting with the barn-burners, let’s take a quick look at issues that will make outdoor news this year.
Federal Land Transfers
Turning over our national forests and other public
Minnesota’s environmental community received an early Christmas gift regarding the copper mining controversy, when the Obama administration announced on December 15 that the Interior and Agriculture departments denied an application for renewal of two hard rock mineral leases from Twin Metals