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April 18, 2019
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
April 18, 2019 - 11:22am
April 10, 2019
Mike Frisch holds up a big walleye caught from shallow water. Adapting to changing water levels is just one factor that affects fishing success. (Submitted photo)
Mike Frisch: Adapt to catch more fish this year
April 10, 2019 - 5:47am
April 9, 2019
This map shows islands of oak trees surrounded by water and cattails on a large public piece of land in Minnesota. The waypoints show areas of probable bedding, often on tiny areas of dry land in the cattails or off of points on the islands where the timber narrows down into the cattails. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Morken: Scouting the swamp (w/video)
April 9, 2019 - 8:47pm
Two tom turkeys move through the area west of Alexandria in mid-March. The Minnesota DNR is asking for the public's input on expanding opportunities for turkey hunting through some proposed changes to the spring and fall season. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
DNR release: Public asked for input on deer, turkey, trapping seasons
April 9, 2019 - 8:36am
April 3, 2019
Eric Morken
Morken: What's behind hunter apathy right now?
April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
April 2, 2019
A young whitetail deer that was shot illegally in northern Douglas County the week of March 25. The DNR is looking for the public's help in the investigation. (Minnesota DNR)
UPDATED APRIL 2: Reward now $800 for info that leads to arrest in poaching case in Douglas County
April 2, 2019 - 2:21pm
April 1, 2019
Area outdoor groups host wood duck house-building event on April 6
April 1, 2019 - 1:14pm
March 28, 2019
Two big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) roosting together in a mine. These hardy bats often roost at colder temperatures, near freezing, and seem to be less impacted by WNS. (Minnesota DNR)
DNR release: Declining bat populations in Minnesota continue
March 28, 2019 - 12:44pm
March 26, 2019
A good buck shows up on camera around 8:30 a.m. a few days after the 2018 season ended in Minnesota. This area is the one written about in this column where bucks frequent due to the terrain featuring perfect bedding points for does on the ridges. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Morken: Lessons in hunting hill country (w/video)
March 26, 2019 - 6:02pm
Osakis’ Joseph Lamm (left) and Alexandria’s Claire Monceaux shoot next to each other at the Osakis Tournament on Saturday. Lamm, an eighth-grader, shot a 259 out of a possible 300 to rank 12th among middle school boys, while Monceaux shot a 270 to finish ninth among high school girls. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Finding its mark: Archery continues to add opportunity for area students
March 26, 2019 - 6:02pm
The Walmart in Alexandria was recently honored by the Viking Sportsmen and Douglas County Pheasants Forever for the company’s support for the annual Youth Outdoor Activity Day. Pictured are (left to right) Tim Olson, Gene Sullivan, Nancy Greeley, Ashley Miller and Mark Anderson. (Submitted photo)
Walmart honored by Viking Sportsmen, Pheasants Forever
March 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
March 20, 2019
Outdoor briefs: Local Viking Sportsmen, QDMA, NWTF banquets coming up
March 20, 2019 - 8:23am
March 18, 2019
DNR release: Deer meeting changed from Glenwood to Wheaton
March 18, 2019 - 10:43am
March 15, 2019
Four moose photographed during the Minnesota DNR's 2019 winter survey conducted in January. These moose were in the Pagami Creek fire area that burned in a 2011 wildfire, creating perfect moose habitat. (Photo by Mike Schrage)
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
March 14, 2019
Robert Hedlund of Garfield has been named the 2019 Carver of the Year by the Mid-State Chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association. The northern pike decoy he is holding will be auctioned off during the Rudy Zwieg Decoy and Sportsman Show at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria this Saturday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Working art: Garfield man recognized as Carver of the Year
March 14, 2019 - 6:02pm