DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Mark Fisher says he’s never seen as many ducks before breeding season as he did that rainy, early May day this past spring in the Devils Lake Basin.
A biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Devils Lake, Fisher was returning to Devils Lake after completing a waterfowl count.
Q. It is not uncommon to find antlers lying on the forest floor in the spring. Why do buck deer, bull moose and other antlered species shed their antlers?
A. Annual cycles in deer antlers are related to the changing seasons. Deer have adapted their physiology and behavior to respond to seasonal changes, including antler growth and shedding.
UND is taking applications from bow hunters interested in one of five archery deer permits available again this fall on 160 acres of land the university owns along the Forest River northwest of Inkster, N.D.
FINLEY, N.D. — The state Game and Fish Department is considering a limited antelope season in southwest North Dakota this year, but officials won’t make a decision until July population surveys are completed.
Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer and other game animals get much of the wildlife press in North Dakota, but if publicity was based on numbers alone, the state’s “other” wildlife would capture the headlines more frequently.
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