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May 8, 2016
Donna Dustin, a licensed banding volunteer, affixes a band to a day-old woodcock chick April 23 in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota. Woodcock are migratory birds managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and a federal permit is required to band the birds. (Brad Dokken | Forum News Service)
Banding woodcock is like catch and release hunting
May 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
April 6, 2016
The trumpeter swan (an adult and chick pictured here) is usually a summer resident here, but more and more are staying in the area all year.  (Photos contributed by Ben Eckhoff, DNR Naturalist)
What do you know about bird migration?
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2016
About 100 kids were at Central Marine and Sports in Carlos Saturday morning for Kids Day. The event featured fishing demonstrations and safe boating tips from a DNR conservation officer. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Getting ready for fishing
April 2, 2016 - 11:22am
February 19, 2016
Reward offered in killing of three wolves
February 19, 2016 - 10:02am
February 16, 2016
Candlelight hiking offered at Lake Carlos State Park Saturday
February 16, 2016 - 1:04pm
February 13, 2016
The lead dog, Garmin, relaxes in the snow. (Forum News Service photo)
A dog-sledding newbie has his day
February 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
February 10, 2016
This Pileated woodpecker is one of eight counted during the local 2015-2016 Christmas Bird Count held in January.
Bird count turns up robins, swans, grebe, more
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
January 2, 2016
Hunting, including trapping with three-eighths-inch footholds, has helped maintain and stabilize wolf populations throughout Montana.
(Photo by Madison Dapcevich | Special to Forum News Service.)
Montana wolf depredation down
January 2, 2016 - 9:00am
Eric Morken
Enjoy the wonders the woods have to offer
December 2, 2015 - 3:53pm
November 16, 2015
Luke Staloch
Osakis student earns outdoor honor
November 16, 2015 - 3:46pm
February 4, 2015
Trailer decal law put on hold
February 4, 2015 - 12:00am
January 22, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources eagle camera is largely supported through voluntary donations people make during tax time. (Contributed photo)
Star of DNR 'eaglecam' lays first eggs just in time for tax season
January 22, 2015 - 11:17am
January 7, 2015
There were no skiers or snowmobilers visible at Lake Carlos State Park on New Year’s Eve thanks to an early season snow drought in Douglas County. The lack of snow has altered the operations of businesses and parks in the area that rely on winter recreation. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Lack of snow hinders local businesses, parks
January 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Jeff Bosek of Bosek Underwater Recovery helped recover one cell phone, two fish houses, two snowmobiles, one four-wheeler and one full-size truck from area lakes last week. This fishhouse (above) went through the ice on Lake Mary. (Contributed)
Ice is never completely safe
December 19, 2014 - 9:34am
November 25, 2014
Stratton named to state board on aquatic invasive species
November 25, 2014 - 12:00am