NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2015 spring sharp-tailed grouse numbers are up
Statistics from the 2015 spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 22 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year.
Statewide, 4,346 sharptails were observ... Posted on 6/30/15 at 2:23 PM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Minnesota mallard numbers down, other species up
Minnesotas breeding mallard population counts are down from last year, but other species saw increases, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today.
Each year, the department conduc... Posted on 6/22/15 at 1:47 PM
STAFF BLOG SOUTH DAKOTA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Saving the tundra by controlling snow geese
Some of you may have seen today's article about snow goose populations in North America in The Daily Republic. While light goose overpopulation certainly isn't a new problem as a conservation has been... Posted on 3/14/12 at 8:48 AM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Pheasant hunting tips
According to a DNR wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as your daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant's daily movements can increase your odds of fl... Posted on 9/16/10 at 8:50 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Pheasants Forever
The wily ringneck is one of the most versatile game birds around when it comes to cooking.
And because of that, I'll never get tired of eating pheasant.
And if a recent hunting trip to western No... Posted on 10/23/09 at 4:31 AM
Minnesota’s breeding mallard population counts are down from last year while other species saw increases, according to the results of the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spring waterfowl surveys.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Wild turkey hunters in Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns counties can help determine if highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is present in Minnesota wildlife by allowing a sample to be collected from their turkeys.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is drafting new deer license goals for the next five years, and fewer deer gun tags likely will be the reality for the foreseeable future.
After teasing us with 70-degree weather in mid-March, spring has been an elusive season, of late. Despite the setbacks, it will get here eventually. When those anticipated nice days finally arrive, it's important to make the most of them. The best way to do that is to have a plan for getting outside and enjoying the weather.
Decline in gun tags contributes to 60 percent success rate, up from 55 percent in 2013.
North Dakota deer hunters shot about 26,300 deer for a success rate of 60 percent during the 2014 deer gun hunting season, the state Game and Fish Department announced this week.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Kelly Welch has covered himself in corn stalks, shivered in cold waters in the pre-dawn dark, and slogged through ankle deep mud. All of this is for the thrill waterfowl hunters know when their prey comes into range.
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is hoping to add some flower power across the state.
Brian Pauly -- a GF&P private lands habitat biologist -- said his department is promoting a new seed mix this year for a program that promotes planting food plots for wildlife.
The new mix is a nine-species blend of flowering cover crops that, according to Pauly, will provide brooding habitat for insects.
Lake of the Woods
In the Pine Island area, the best reports are coming from anglers venturing out 15 miles or farther, and anglers are catching a mix of walleyes and saugers, Lake of the Woods tourism reported. Anglers fishing structure near Knight, Bridges and Garden island also are doing well. Meanwhile, "decent" fishing is being reported from the Morris Point area to Zippel Bay in 20 feet to 28 feet of water during the day and 15 to 18 feet mornings and evenings. Reefs and mud bottom areas adjacent to structure have been producing fish near Long Point and Rocky Point.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A study examining the link between quality habitat and the quantity of pheasants will bring researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Nobles County in southwest Minnesota this spring and summer.
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