SPORTS/OUTDOORS

Hmong Times Sports and Outdoors

The Hmong Times Sports and Outdoors section shares information about the great outdoors in Minnesota and delivers coverage of your favorite sports team. Staying involved and active in the outdoors and sharing the excitement of our local teams helps maintain a sense of well being and community.

 

Deer Opener Information Available

Deer Opener Information Available

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, November 5, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate.

Leaving Things A Little Bit Better

Leaving Things A Little Bit Better

Dave Terry’s life has come full circle, and from all appearances, he couldn’t be happier with returning to where he started from.

Society Renames Gypsy Moth To Spongy Moth

Society Renames Gypsy Moth To Spongy Moth

Last summer, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) with a recommendation from its Better Common Names Committee dropped using the common name “gypsy moth” for the invasive insect accidentally introduced to the Boston area in 1869 by a French researcher.

Conserving Parkland Forests In A Changing Climate

Conserving Parkland Forests In A Changing Climate

State parklands, trails, waysides and recreation areas cover some 234,500 acres in Minnesota and include a wide variety of diverse types of habitats and resources from prairies to wetlands, to forests.

Introducing Afton State Park Staff: Linda Radimecky

Introducing Afton State Park Staff: Linda Radimecky

When you visit a state park or trail, you may encounter an employee wearing a light-colored uniform. What does that uniform signify? Afton State Park assistant supervisor Linda Radimecky says that to some park visitors, the uniform signifies law enforcement.

DNR Parks And Trails Profile: Don DelGreco, Maplewood State Park Supervisor

DNR Parks And Trails Profile: Don DelGreco, Maplewood State Park Supervisor

Located in the Central-West area of Minnesota, Maplewood State Park receives thousands of visitors each fall, all drawn to the park’s brilliant foliage. That beauty extends year-round, with the park’s eight lakes, a scenic drive, and many multi-use trails. At the helm of this state treasure is Don Del Greco, park supervisor. Here’s his story.

Winter Animal Survival

Winter Animal Survival

How do animals survive Minnesota winters? Two Department of Natural Resource Parks and Trails naturalists, Kao Thao, (Fort Snelling State Park), and Jenni Webster, (Interstate State Park), weighed in on techniques that animals take to survive severe weather.

A Dual Role

A Dual Role

State parks as playgrounds and important research laboratories.

Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd Helps Preserve Natural Legacy

Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd Helps Preserve Natural Legacy

As the sun rises on a crisp October morning, Blue Mounds State Park comes to life with a buzz of activity. More than two dozen workers and volunteers gather under a bright blue sky for a special mission focused on America’s largest and most iconic animal.

Deer Opener Information Available

Deer Opener Information Available

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, November 7, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate.

It’s Time For Fall

It’s Time For Fall

Minnesota’s seasons can change quickly. It often seems that just when you get settled into a summer routine, summer ends. That was doubly true this year.

DNR: Deer Hunters Should Plan Ahead And Check Latest Rules

DNR: Deer Hunters Should Plan Ahead And Check Latest Rules

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anyone planning to hunt deer in the state this fall to plan ahead and check for updated rules regarding chronic wasting disease before heading out into the woods and fields.

Trumpeting Success, Swans Make Comeback

Trumpeting Success, Swans Make Comeback

Weighing 25 to 30 pounds, with a wingspan up to eight feet long, trumpeter swans are Minnesota’s largest native birds — big, fluffy and white, a picture of majesty and grace.

Why The Turtle Crosses The Road

Why The Turtle Crosses The Road

Want to help preserve one of the coolest parts of Minnesota’s natural history, something that pre-dates dinosaurs but still can be found all across the state?

How Wildlife Handles Winter

How Wildlife Handles Winter

To many Minnesotans at this time of year, Winter can start to feel a little like a long road trip to Spring – are we there yet? As mammals, we humans seem to keep having to fight off the urge to slumber the winter away, to hibernate like a bat in a cave until April.

Winter Camping – Fun Without The Mosquitoes

Winter Camping – Fun Without The Mosquitoes

Wayne Boerner has a little secret he’d like to share with anyone who enjoys camping but likes to get away from all the other people that one sometimes finds at popular campgrounds. Try it in winter.

From None To Many – The Resurgence Of Wild Turkeys In Minnesota

From None To Many – The Resurgence Of Wild Turkeys In Minnesota

The next time you see a wild turkey, offer a silent thank you to the state of Missouri. Yes, Missouri. Also, consider a quiet thanks to the Department of Natural Resource wildlife specialists who trapped, moved, and ultimately helped reintroduce the once overhunted birds to the state.

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

If like me, you find 48 degrees to be a nearly perfect temperature, visit the cave and beat the heat. If like me you seek a family-friendly day trip that offers something valuable for both children and adults, visit the cave.