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Recent articles by John:

Reclusive outdoorsman Beryl Novak gets a roommate (sort of)

When we checked in with him recently he had a report on a new friend who is spending a lot of time in Novak’s cabin. A new buddy. A part-time roommate of sorts. “I have a weasel,” Novak said in a conversation using his borrowed cellphone. → Read More

Duluth man goes from counting birds to painting them

The onetime Hawk Ridge bird counter is now trying to make it as a full-time artist. → Read More

How your Christmas tree may finance the meth trade in Minnesota

The illegal trade of spruce tops and birch pole continues in Minnesota and Wisconsin, now with stronger ties to convicted felons, many with drug backgrounds. On a good night, two cutters can remove 1,000 spruce tops and clear $1,000 profit. → Read More

Bear moves in under Duluth front yard

Not quite ready for its long winter nap, the bruin is still making nightly garbage raids. → Read More

Forest Service reducing permits for Boundary Waters

Move is hoped to reduce overcrowding, cut back on natural resource damage. → Read More

Warm summers spur more winter ticks for moose

The Isle Royale study used 20 years of data to track winter tick impacts. → Read More

Two key reasons lower Minnesota deer registrations

Weather and declining hunter numbers are blamed for statewide deer harvest declines. → Read More

Minnesota DNR says stay off the ice, for now

Ice thickness can vary greatly and change rapidly, even on small lakes and ponds. → Read More

Deer camp, nice enough for a wedding reception, keeps its crew's tradition strong

Wisconsin deer season is highlight of the year for big camp in Bayfield County. → Read More

Infamous anniversary: 100 years of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes

Invading parasite decimated fish populations until a chemical poison was developed to kill their larvae. → Read More

Lose your deer? Call in the deer-tracking dogs

A Minnesota law change in 2019 allows the use of dogs to find wounded deer. → Read More

Will Minnesota's string of safer hunting continue in 2021?

Minnesota saw consecutive deer seasons with no fatal firearms accidents. → Read More

Beryl Novak has lived alone in his one-room deer shack for 44 years. That's the way he likes it

Beryl Novak has shot 75 deer and counting over 61 seasons, many on his own land. → Read More

John Myers: Halloween blizzard duck hunt was one for the ages

As the 1991 megastorm approached, ducks raced to beat the snow. → Read More

Chronic wasting disease testing creeps into Northland as Minnesota deer opener nears

What you need to know for firearms deer hunting season 2021. → Read More

Pine cones, pickers in short supply in Minnesota

As cone-picking tradition fades, more people needed to supply DNR nursery. → Read More

Groups want lead tackle, ammunition banned in Minnesota state parks

Efforts continue to reduce lead poisoning in loons and eagles. → Read More

Minnesota DNR wildlife manager, whose region is 75% hunting land, retires after 34 years

Tom Rusch was part of state's annual moose survey, championed sharptail grouse. → Read More

Minnesota statewide youth deer season starts Oct. 21

Four-day season over school break is open to all kids age 10-17. → Read More

Spruce grouse feathers needed for genetic research

Hunters are again asked to send in tail or wing feathers from birds they shoot. → Read More