VIRGINIA — In the midst of a rather long and cold firearms deer season I missed a significant story about the northern Minnesota grouse population.
HIBBING — On a recent visit to Lower Dean Lake, Ann Geisen, wildlife lake specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, looked out at what she called a gorgeous stand of wild rice.
VIRGINIA — Hoyt Lakes native Wendy (Hovland) Cregg, and Grandma’s Marathon founder Scott Keenan, will be holding the finish line tape at the 43rd annual 26.2 mile-race Saturday in Duluth.
HIBBING — The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is sponsored by local area law enforcement agencies and a fire department, will be conducted for the second year in a row to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota athletes.
HIBBING — Since 1993, hundreds of bicyclists have spread across Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest each year for Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota’s Habitat 500 Bike Ride.
HIBBING — Hunters and their dogs will get a chance to test their skills at a hunt test put on by one of the newest hunting retriever clubs in this part of the U.S.
MOUNTAIN IRON — The Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club will host a spring informal retriever field trials Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, at its Ben Niemi Field Trial Grounds.
HIBBING — Applications for bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through Friday, May 3, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, and by telephone at 888-665-4236.
AURORA — The installation of the new, high-speed chair lift “Sarajevo Express” at Giants Ridge made things easier for those on the slopes, but it also proved to be inspiration for a new event coming to the resort this weekend.
VIRGINIA — Way back when TNN was a cable channel on the dial there used to be a boatload of outdoors shows available to those of us that like to hit the lakes and woods.
TOWER – While the overall state-wide deer harvest for the first weekend of the 2018 firearms season was down 14.6 percent from 2017 numbers, in the Tower wildlife area, the overall harvest was basically unchanged (down 0.8 percent).
HIBBING — Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 3, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects half a million hunters to participate.
HIBBING — Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 6.
With the bear hunting season set to begin Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks that hunters avoid shooting research bears marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags and have radio-collars.
HIBBING — A total of 57 youngsters attended the annual Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) Youth Day Saturday at the Mid-Range Marksmanship Center located west of Hibbing.
EVELETH — Now in it’s 14th year, the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour changes up it’s tour route every year. With the Highway 53 bridge being under construction the past few years, the tour has been bouncing around the construction zone for the better interest of the riders.
BIWABIK — Giants Ridge has long been synonymous with some of the best skiing in the state of Minnesota. With the winter season all but figured out, the Ridge wants to expand into more summer recreation, namely, mountain biking.
LAKE VERMILION — Anglers can play a role in a proposed fishing regulation change for northern pike on Lake Vermilion that would simplify northern pike regulations by bringing them in line with the new statewide zone regulation starting in May 2019.
HIBBING — Hibbing Raceway was in action on a rare Friday night due to the annual Jubilee which included a city-wide fireworks show viewable from the grandstands. With near perfect conditions for the festivities, a good crowd was on hand to enjoy both. With Pure Stocks off for the evening, th…