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December 21, 2016
A rough-legged hawk--a high Arctic nesting bird--sits warming itself in the sun near the Fargo landfill last Saturday. It was one of eight seen during the Fargo-Moorhead Christmas Bird Count. By Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Difficult conditions don't stop local bird count; local birders take part in hemisphere-wide census
December 21, 2016 - 6:11am
December 18, 2016
John Beargrease mid-distance racer Scott Olsen's lead dogs kick up snow at the start of the race north of Two Harbors last January. (2016 file / News Tribune)
Beargrease race start moves back to gravel pit
December 18, 2016 - 7:15am
Pheasant hunters work along a cattail edge bordering a frozen wetland during a December pheasant hunt in Lac qui Parle County, Minn., on Monday, Dec. 11, 2016. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
COOK: Late-season pheasant hunt offers challenge, surprises
December 18, 2016 - 6:11am
December 16, 2016
Gray wolf. Credit: Gary Kramer / USFWS
National Park Service wants new wolves for Isle Royale
December 16, 2016 - 6:24pm
December 14, 2016
A wind farm, part of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, is pictured in Tehachapi, Calif., June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File photo
US to give 30-year wind farm permits; thousands of eagle deaths seen
December 14, 2016 - 6:10pm
December 11, 2016
Ross Hier will have more time to spend in his upstairs studio working on watercolor paintings when he retires as area willdife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Crookston. Hier's last day is Tuesday. (Brad Dokken/Grand Forks Herald)
Dokken: Crookston wildlife manager calls it a career
December 11, 2016 - 5:20pm
With his trusty "Labradeer" retrievers at his side, a north woods Santa is preparing for the busy holiday season. Bob King / Forum News Service
A gift guide for those who spend their days outdoors
December 11, 2016 - 4:18pm
Tom Chapin and Dan Hertle paddle across a small lake in the Chippewa National Forest north of Grand Rapids, Minn., after checking their marten and fisher traps on Nov. 29, 2016. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Cook: A walk in the woods
December 11, 2016 - 12:36pm
Always in Season: Canadians debate a national bird
December 11, 2016 - 12:21pm
t111816 --- Clint Austin --- 120416.F.DNT.CLIMBING.C15 --- Savi Holden waits as her older brother Coulter strength  trains using a hang board in their South Range home.  (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Family nurtures creative outlet bouldering, spending time outdoors
December 11, 2016 - 9:31am
December 9, 2016
Mike Wheeler is pictured at the southern end of the trail when he finished it last month. Photo courtesy of Mike Wheeler
Brainerd retiree, 66, hikes 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
December 9, 2016 - 7:23pm
Officials still seeking missing duck hunter in S.D.
December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
December 7, 2016
Pine trees pictured in the mountain's outside the home of Mary Jane Breitling's son. Special to the Pioneer.
Holiday musings
December 7, 2016 - 12:37am
December 4, 2016
With the rising Supermoon behind him, David Christoffersen of Froid, Mont., kneels behind the whitetail buck he shot in mid-November after a most unusual cat-and-mouse game. Photo courtesy of Shele Christoffersen
Cook: Coaxing the Supermoon buck into range
December 4, 2016 - 6:52pm
Alaskan Hardgear Trigger Mitts
A holiday gift guide for those who love the outdoors
December 4, 2016 - 1:48pm
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