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Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............2:30 p.m.......................................................................3:00 a.m.

Monday.............3:25 p.m......................Read more

Black bear shot near Lake Minnetonka after being deemed 'public safety threat'

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Authorities shot and killed a 250-pound black bear after it wandered into the heavy populated recreation area near Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge in the Lake Minnetonka community of Spring Park, Minn., on Saturday afternoon.

Around 12:35 p.m., several 911 callers reported spotting the bear near Shadywood Road and Sunset Drive, close to Wayzata'...Read more

One Idahoan will get a shot at a grizzly bear this year … here's how it will work

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One of the most unusual -- and perhaps controversial -- hunts in Idaho history is scheduled to occur this fall.

Idaho Fish and Game will hold a lottery for one grizzly bear tag for the 2018 season. The deadline to apply is July 15, and the August draw is limited to Idaho residents. It's still possible the hunt will be canceled depending on the ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............7:35 a.m.......................................................................8:00 p.m.

Monday.............8:25 a.m......................Read more

'Every woman is a force of nature': Project aims to connect women, outdoors

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DULUTH, Minn. -- When REI Co-Op, the national outdoor recreation chain, commissioned a poll about women in the outdoors last year, they got some mixed results.

The poll found more than 85 percent of women surveyed believe the outdoors positively affects their mental health, physical health, happiness and overall well-being. Some 70 percent ...Read more

Minnesotan's love of the outdoors is put to the extremes

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MINNEAPOLIS -- If you're in northern Minnesota in the coming weeks and see a woman jogging while wearing a down jacket, lugging a 20-pound pack and a carrying a 12-gauge shotgun, wish Meadow Kouffeld good luck.

Kouffeld, 34, is training to compete for the title of "Extreme Huntress" against two women from Europe and one from Washington state. ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............2:15 a.m.......................................................................2:40 p.m.

Monday.............3:00 a.m......................Read more

Wet spring delaying hatching of Minnesota pheasants

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MINNEAPOLIS -- How are Minnesota pheasants doing, now during their peak hatching time?

Seeking an answer to that question, Scott Rall, who lives in Worthington, Minn., drove about 500 miles of backroads over a 10-day span recently, looking for birds.

"I've yet to see a chick," said Rall, the Worthington Globe outdoors columnist.

One reason ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............9:30 p.m.......................................................................9:55 a.m.

Monday.............10:15 p.m.....................Read more

200 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

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After our first full day of backpacking along the Superior Hiking Trail, we hunkered down at a campsite along the Beaver River for the night.

With just over 20 miles hiked that day, my hiking partner Adam Wallenta and I were on pace to finish our 200-mile hike within the allotted 10 1/2 days.

We started our trip after work on a Friday ...Read more

Volunteer invasive species detectors offer outreach, early warning

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TURTLE LAKE, Minn. -- Steve Long maneuvered his big pontoon boat closer to a patch of weeds on the north side of the lake and then held the boat steady.

"Try it here, Cec," Long said to his partner, Cecilia Riedman.

Riedman slung a rake-on-a-rope into the lake weeds, let it sink to the bottom, then pulled it back in. It was a good catch. ...Read more

'Oh my god': Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Seattle's Green Lake

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SEATTLE -- It started with a simple bet. Ahmed Majeed knew there were giant fish in Green Lake -- there had to be. His co-workers didn't agree.

"They said 'forget it,' " Majeed said of his Microsoft co-workers. "But when I would go, I would see something jumping, and I knew."

He was determined to prove them wrong. After four hours on the ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............3:50 p.m......................................................................4:20 a.m.

Monday.............4:45 p.m.......................Read more

Lake Winnie's dark water is back, for now — and the fish are biting

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LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH -- Forgive Gerry Albert if he gets a little excited when he catches walleyes here.

"Here's another one!" Albert shouted as he set the hook on a walleye, working to keep a tight line and run his outboard in whitecaps. "Ohhh, and I think it's a keeper!"

Big Winnie is Albert's lake, so to speak. He's the Minnesota Department ...Read more

Idaho writer gathers the history, images of Idaho's greatest mule deer

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Ryan Hatfield received a slide of a photo taken in 1968 that showed a truckload of hunters and the deer they'd harvested in a motel parking lot. The hunters were strangers to the photographer.

As Hatfield examined the photo closely in Photoshop, he noticed the rack on one of the deer was of notable size.

He considered the quality of that deer,...Read more

Bear wandering through Michigan, N.D., is talk of the town

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MICHIGAN, N.D. -- For whatever reasons bears decide to wander where they don't normally wander, a bear decided to wander into Michigan, N.D., and has caused quite the buzz since June 6, when photos started showing up on social media.

Seth Smaage of Michigan took the first photos of the bear about 5 p.m. June 6, when it was standing just west of...Read more

Navionics one of best fishing apps out there

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Fishing -- turns out, there's an app for that. In fact, many apps. One of the best is Navionics, which produces a half-dozen or so apps that can be downloaded on a phone or iPad. These might not be as specifically for "fishing" as an app such as Fishbox.

But "Boating US and Canada," as one example of a Navionics app, can be critical to have as ...Read more

Trails offer a variety of hiking and other outdoors opportunities, author says

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Ask Tom Watson to describe a good hiking trail, and he'll say it depends on the person using the trail.

There's no right or wrong answer.

"The old saying is, 'Another person's ceiling is another person's floor,' " said Watson, of Appleton, Minn., a longtime freelance outdoors writer and author of several books on trails, camping and paddling. ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............3:35 a.m.....................................................................3:50 p.m.

Monday.............4:20 a.m........................Read more

Man helps restore bluebirds with nest boxes along county roads

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OULU, Minn. -- David Lindelof stopped his Buick along Highway B in Bayfield County and watched a bluebird perched on top of a wooden nesting house, just as a ray of sunshine poked through the clouds.

"It's a bluebird morning for sure now," Lindelof said as he watched the scene through binoculars.

Just about every morning this time of year is a...Read more

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