Backyard & Beyond

  • Outdoor News Supports Minnesota Fish Art Contest

    Outdoor News Supports Minnesota Fish Art Contest January 2021 - Wildlife Forever is proud to announce that the 2021 Minnesota Fish Art Contest is officially open and accepting entries. The Contest is a free art and writing competition open to learners in Kindergarten through 12th grade that works to inspire young people…

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  • Creepy Trail Cam Pics

    In the spirit of Halloween, we collected a few kind of creepy trail cam and nature pics. From a crazy colored pheasant, to things that might send a shiver down your spine if you saw it, check it out.... An Outdoor News reader submitted that creepy-looking trail cam pic, and…

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  • MN DNR honors 2 youths for their conservation efforts

    By: MN Department of Natural Resources The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources honored two youths for their outstanding conservation efforts during a ceremony Friday, Aug. 30, at the Minnesota State Fair. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen presented the awards.  Jake Tanghe, from Northfield in Rice County,…

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  • Archery gains popularity in Iowa high schools

    The DNR reports that the Iowa program has grown from 20 to 300-plus schools in 12 years. Some 650 Iowa students were initially involved in competitive tournaments – now there are more than 3,000, according to the program's state coordinator

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  • Nominations open for Bassmaster High School All-Americans

    Judges will select up to two student anglers in each state. These All-State Fishing Team members will become semifinalists in the selection of the 12-member All-American Team. Criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments and involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.

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  • National high school shooting league adds skeet

    The inclusion of skeet shooting as an option to the hundreds of schools that participate in the league will provide exciting new clay target shooting opportunities to tens of thousands of students nationwide, the league said.

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