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In about 10 days, between 50 and 100 World War II veterans from the area will embark on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial to their wartime service and sacrifice.
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The onset of cold weather has some people champing at the bit for ice fishing. For the past few weeks, my news feed on Facebook has been filled with “Friend” photos showing ice fishing gear neatly organized, rods stringed up with new line and tackle boxes arranged to perfection, not a single jig out of place.
At the same time that N.D. deer license numbers first inched higher than 140,000, a new program called Sportsmen Against Hunger came on the scene, working with local wildlife clubs and deer processors to develop a way for hunters to donate venison to community food pantries.
It was a pretty big week in the bird world. The biggest news in our area was the unexpected appearance of a Lewis’ woodpecker. It showed up about 10 days ago at Lowell and Janet Anderson’s place in Roosevelt, Minn. The bird became a bit of a sensation.
Steve Foss has lived in Ely, Minn., for more than a decade, and as a nature photographer and avid outdoorsman, he’s been within 20 feet of timber wolves and had similar close encounters with deer and moose.
November is often a pretty good month for gulls, and so it has been this year. Dave Lambeth spotted an Iceland gull last week. This is a real rarity here. The sighting was the first record for Grand Forks County.
It’s a safe assumption that few hunters ever leave home thinking, “I just might end up in a hunting accident today.” That’s how it should be with hunting, as well. “It can’t happen to me,” is not the best attitude to bring to the field.
Fall is a good time of year to see blackbirds but not such a good time to identify them. Blackbirds are abundant this time of year, with their numbers swelled by young-of-the-year. They also are obvious, because they gather in enormous flocks. Telling the species apart is a challenge, however.
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