May–June 2022

Your guide to Minnesota's woods, waters, and wildlife


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Dueling Chickens

Male prairie chickens get bold, bright, and loud in their springtime competition for mates.
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Hogs Gone Wild

Will feral swine, an extraordinarily invasive species, invade Minnesota? Only if we’re unable to outsmart the pigs.
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From the Editor

In the Middle of it All

Prairie chicken photos put you in the middle of the dance floor.
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Tapping New Knowledge

Students from all over the world get a taste of Minnesota nature.
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The Minimalist Angler

Guide Scott Sorensen on the simple pleasures of tenkara fly fishing.
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Bucket List

Kayak the St. Croix River

A 46.5-mile journey from St. Croix State Park to Wild River State Park.
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Young Naturalists

Jewels of the Sky

A year in the life of the remarkable ruby-throated hummingbird.
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Minnesota Profile

Sauger (Sander canadensis)

With barely a fraction of the walleye’s popularity, the sauger is closely related and every bit as tasty.

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