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Hoods in the Woods, I mean Hoodlums

Every week I read the Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer reports and every week I am surprised.   The number of people who are cited for violating game laws including hunting and fishing regulations seems unreal to me. I like to think

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Minnesota Wolf Population

I know our wolf population on the Gunflint Trail is healthy. Two times this summer when picking blueberries I heard wolves howl.  I saw their scat but unfortunately didn’t get to see them. Here’s what the Minnesota DNR has to

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The Eagles Have Landed

If you were keeping an eye on the DNR’s eagle cam this year then you’ll be happy to know all 3 eaglets are doing great! Here’s the message from the DNR. Hello eagle cam fans, We hope that this year’s

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Dead Moose Floating in the BWCA

Ever wonder about what to do if you see a dead moose floating in the water in the BWCA? Acoording to the DNR, “Don’t go poking around on it.” It may seem like common sense but that is the advice

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Celebrate Trees

Yesterday was Arbor Day and May is Arbor Month. I hope you will celebrate by getting outside to enjoy trees and maybe even plant a few. 2016 Arbor Month celebrates the health benefits of trees Trees help reduce skin cancer.

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Wildfire Prevention Week on the Gunflint Trail

I think this should be longer than a week personally, but I guess having it at the beginning of the season helps us to keep it in the front of our mind throughout the summer.  The trees have not budded

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Dropped Antlers

What to do when the snow finally melts? Look for antlers like these folks. DNR Question of the Week- Question of the week Q: Why do deer shed their antlers each year? A: Annual cycles in deer antlers are related

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Got Ice?

While my driveway and steps have plenty of ice on them the lakes in the northland aren’t quite as lucky. Since the new year began the temperatures haven’t dipped below the teens. According to locals last year at this time

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Forests are Great

Call me a tree hugger if you like but I love trees, the more the better. Lots of trees that make up a forest provide places for wildlife to live and tree huggers to play. I always knew forests were

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Happy Earth Day

I hope you are able to get outside to enjoy Earth Day. Take a hike, picnic in a park or go for a short paddle to celebrate the day.  Do something nice for our earth today. The Minnesota DNR recommends

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