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September 24, 2017
t09.16.2017 -- Sam Cook -- 092417.C.DNT.SamC1 -- Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
18 hours 28 min ago
More hunters in Minnesota, Wisconsin turning to crossbows
September 24, 2017 - 7:12am
September 21, 2017
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She was walking her therapy dog. Ten feet away, a hunter took aim.
September 21, 2017 - 8:00am
September 17, 2017
Waterfowl hunters will encounter drier conditions in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota when the rgular duck and goose seasons open Saturday, Sept. 23. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Dry conditions greet waterfowl hunters across Minn., ND
September 17, 2017 - 5:49pm
091717.C.DNT.SAMc2 -- A hunter and his dog pause during an early season hunt for sharp-tailed grouse in eastern Montana. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
In the early season, hunters reach out for information
September 17, 2017 - 4:44pm
t11.9.08 Sam Cook -- cookDUFF1116c1 -- On Sunday night of the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, the Dufner family gathered in a wall tent west of Togo. Tending the grill were (from left) Jim Dufner of Zimmerman, Minn.; Brian Dufner of Hopkins, Minn.; and Mark Dufner of Grand Rapids. This was the last year in the tent for their parents and uncles' generation, including Duffy Dufner of Grand Rapids, Dennis Dufner of St. Joseph, Minn., and Charlie Dufner of Hendersonville, N.C.
Working toward a better deer herd
September 17, 2017 - 3:38pm
Jerry Kern of St. Paul talks about his life during a recent interview. Bob King / Forum News Service
'You gotta go on': 40 years later, Minnesota man reflects on tragic morning
September 17, 2017 - 7:09am
September 15, 2017
DNR seeks oversight committee members
September 15, 2017 - 3:58pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Change your tactics when fall comes
September 15, 2017 - 6:44am
September 14, 2017
A painting of a white-winged scoter by Shakopee artist Mark Thone will be featured on the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. (Minnesota DNR)
Outdoors notebook: Shakopee artist wins duck stamp contest
September 14, 2017 - 1:12pm
September 10, 2017
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
Lawrence Taylor of Austin, Texas, took this black bear in the Floodwood areas on opening day of Minnesota's bear season, Sept. 1. He is a friend of Rob Parrott of Saginaw and has hunted with Parrott for the past 14 years. Rob Parrott photo
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
September 3, 2017
A pheasant hunter works through native grasses on a piece of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in North Dakota. Pheasant hunters tend to have much better seasons in years with high CRP enrollment. Pheasants Forever photo
Farm Bill's CRP provisions will have impact on pheasants, ducks
September 3, 2017 - 12:03pm
August 28, 2017
Deer feeding ban expands into northern Minnesota
August 28, 2017 - 5:40pm
August 27, 2017
Sam Cook is an outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune.
Cook: Hunters can sense a change in the air
August 27, 2017 - 7:33am