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March 11, 2018
Squinting from his ultra-bright surroundings, Forum News Service outdoors writer Brad Dokken shows off the 42-inch northern pike he caught on a walleye rod during a recent snowmobile and ice fishing trip to Oak Island on Lake of the Woods. Fishing partner Jason Laumb of Grand Forks helped him steer the girthy fish up an 8-inch hole for a quick photo before the pike was released. Submitted photo / Forum News Serviceplay button
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
March 11, 2018 - 7:50am
Ryan Getz holds the 51-inch muskie he caught Feb. 24 on New Johns Lake. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has sent a tissue sample to a lab for genetic testing to determine whether the fish is a  pure or hybrid strain muskie. If the fish is a hybrid muskie, it will be a new state record. Courtesy photo / Ryan Getz
New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
March 11, 2018 - 7:15am
March 4, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
March 4, 2018 - 6:10am
Fishing in the Apostle Islands near Bayfield on Monday, Feb. 26, John Darwin of Iron River caught this 42-inch lake trout in 120 feet of water. It was one of several lake trout that he and friends Josh Teigen and Acorn Armagost, also of Iron River, caught that day. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)play button
'Best lake trout day ever': Out among the Apostle Islands, Josh Teigen and friends find lakers of all size
March 4, 2018 - 6:05am
March 1, 2018
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Extremely rare, 'one in a million' yellow cardinal spotted in Alabama
March 1, 2018 - 3:23pm
February 27, 2018
Kevin Robling is the special projects coordinator for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
SD seeks compromise for access to non-meandered ponds on private land
February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
February 25, 2018
Sam Hendrickson, 14, of Duluth skis off the lip of a drop on a North Shore stream on Feb. 18 during an outing with his family. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
February 25, 2018 - 6:08am
February 21, 2018
Green Island Preserve has 12 kick sleds free for use on a first come. first serve basis. Ten of them are Norweigan models, one is a Finnish model and another a racing model. Brian Hansel / Forum News Service
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
February 21, 2018 - 11:42am
February 20, 2018
ND Outdoor Heritage Fund now accepting applications
February 20, 2018 - 7:57pm
February 18, 2018
Commentary: Taking the optimistic view of the outdoors in winter
February 18, 2018 - 7:31pm
Dave Nilsen, of Dakota Hunting Retriever Club in Sioux Falls, feeds his dog, Axl, during the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on Saturday in Sioux Falls. (Luke Hagen / Republic)
SD governor hopefuls battle for birds: Noem, Jackley share five-point plans to boost SD’s pheasant population
February 18, 2018 - 5:47pm
Pheasants, a nonnative species  in North Dakota, tend to do better during winters such as this when there's not much snow. But at the same time, the persistent cold reduces their fat reserves, making pheasants more susceptible to winter mortality. (Photo/ Craig Bihrle, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
So far, so good: Snow hasn't been a hindrance for wildlife this winter
February 18, 2018 - 10:32am
February 17, 2018
Silver medallist John-Henry Krueger of the U.S. celebrates. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
February 17, 2018 - 10:34am
February 16, 2018
Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who will turn 23 in March, has 41 World Cup victories.
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
February 16, 2018 - 9:37am
February 11, 2018
Beth Holst of Duluth is recovering from a 21-foot fall from her deer stand in November. She sustained a broken leg in the accident and uses a cane for stability as she heals. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minn. woman still healing from November deer-stand fall
February 11, 2018 - 8:44am