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John Myers

John Myers

Outdoors reporter

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at

The multi-agency effort will remove forest fuels that spur bigger fires.
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Most of the state's 23,000 miles of trail are maintained by local club members.
In Minnesota, you have to have a kid along; in Wisconsin, anyone can fish for free.
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.
Our group of three — including Luke Markus of Osceloa, Wisconsin and Jarrid Houston of South Range — caught several walleyes in the 12- to 16-inch class and one around 20 inches in the morning fishing in 6-8 feet of water. Dave Genz and his daughter, Kathy Roberts, joined us later hoping to scratch off one more item from his lifelong ice-fishing bucket list.
Study on the Grand Portage Reservation sheds light on complex wildlife relationships.
Ground must be frozen, and any water crossing must have thick enough ice to support heavy grooming machines.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has grown across the continent, with chapters in 48 states and three Canadian provinces, more than 40,000 members and a growing presence across the Northland.
The onetime Hawk Ridge bird counter is now trying to make it as a full-time artist.
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.