Backyard & Beyond

  • 2022 Fish Art Contest Kicks Off

    September 2021 Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the 2022 Fish Art Contest is officially open and accepting entries. The free international art and writing competition is the perfect way to inspire youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to discover the outdoors through creative art and writing. Young people across the world…

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  • New Songbird Art Contest

    The Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contest™ is a new art competition hosted by Wildlife Forever, focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds. Building off the successful Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest® and inspired by the legacy of artist and conservationist Jay Norwood Darling, participants…

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  • JPT Field Report – Making Maple syrup after collecting sap

    JPT members, Ronny and Vivian Hustvedt, along with friends, make some fresh Maple syrup by boiling down some of the sap they recently collected.

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  • JPT Field Report – Tapping Maple trees to collect sap for making syrup

    JPT members, Ronny and Vivian Hustvedt tap a maple tree to collect sap for boiling down into Maple syrup.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • A sturgeon-sized undertaking, but high-schoolers up to the task

    Georgia high school mechatronics students build massive replica of lake sturgeon for Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. The Lake Sturgeon is a state-endangered species in Tennessee, having almost disappeared from the river system by the 1970s. Since the formation of the Lake Sturgeon Working Group in 1998, the Aquarium and its…

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