NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2015 North Dakota spring breeding duck index
The North Dakota Game and Fish Departments annual spring breeding duck survey conducted in May showed an index of 3.6 million birds, down 25 percent from last year, primarily due to weather conditions... Posted on 7/14/15 at 7:49 PM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Marinated Duck Breast with Mango Salsa
Not everyone likes wild game. Perhaps the two biggest complaints that its detractors have is that it is hard to cook and doesn't taste good. That couldnt be further from the truth if the meat has bee... Posted on 9/5/12 at 4:15 PM
STAFF BLOG SOUTH DAKOTA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Duck Season Opens
One of my favorite times of the year begin tomorrow morning (Sept. 24). Duck season will open up for much of Eastern South Dakota. Daily limit is six ducks and can be comprised of no more ... Posted on 9/23/11 at 8:50 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Nett Lake duck hunt on a not-so-ducky day
I joined Bill and Glenn Merrick of Duluth for a duck hunt last Friday on Nett Lake near Orr. We were accompanied by guide Gene Boshey, a Nett Lake guide and member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa... Posted on 10/20/10 at 10:49 AM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS DNR sets fall duck, goose seasons
St. Paul - Federal waterfowl frameworks would have allowed Minnesota hunters a daily bag limit of three wood ducks this fall.
The frameworks would have allowed them to kill two hen mallards a day. Bu... Posted on 8/20/10 at 2:48 PM
ON BIG RICE LAKE, NEAR VIRGINIA, Minn. — Morning is just breaking over Big Rice Lake, and John Backman is right where he loves to be. He’s semi-reclined in his layout boat, surrounded by more than 2,000 acres of golden wild rice and three dozen bobbing decoys.
“The changes are designed to maintain Minnesota’s waterfowl hunting tradition by increasing opportunity and better utilizing the federal regulatory framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under which we operate,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr.
In June, many duck and pheasant hunters will mentally circle the backside of October as a key window for waterfowl and upland hunting. In similar manner, deer hunters also key out the dates, times and places for hunts, stake a claim to vacation time if needed, and anticipate the coming fall season.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
June 25, 2010
The proposal by the Minnesota DNR to open this fall’s duck hunting season went down the drain, along with the entire game and fish bill. The Governor vetoed it. The agency and many sportsmen seek Sept. 25, instead of Oct. 2. The bill didn’t ensure an early opening date but it gave the DNR the legislative approval it needed to consider it.
It’s too early to say what it means for hunting this fall, but pond counts and breeding pair numbers suggest North Dakota is in for a strong year of duck production, preliminary results from a North Dakota Game and Fish Department survey show.
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