STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK DNR: Mild winter will help deer rebound
If this winter's mild conditions persist, those conditions combined with a conservative 2014 deer harvest could signal the start of a rebound in the states white-tailed deer populations, say wildlife ... Posted on 3/2/15 at 4:37 PM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2015 spring turkey drawing
The 2015 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and hopeful hunters can check individual results by accessing the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov.
A total of 700 licenses... Posted on 3/2/15 at 8:59 AM
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 7:48 AM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS What to do?
Canada geese are again in the news (StatemanJournal.com)out in the land of relatives, Oregon. For reasons which are largely unknown, part of the Alaska-breeding flock has taken to wintering in the Wil... Posted on 11/10/10 at 12:58 PM
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 7:50 AM
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.
Reduced protection favored over endangered to allow federal trapping.
WASHINGTON -- The biggest supporters of protecting wolves in the U.S. came out in support of a reduced protection level for the big canines to make federal management more flexible.
Research adds heat to trees growing in Cloquet, Ely test plots.
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Minnesota’s northern forests will look much different in coming decades as a warming climate encourages tree species like oaks and maples and pushes others, including spruce and fir, out of the region.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has dropped a proposal to limit deer hunters to one deer license next fall, in part because of an outcry of opposition during the public input process.
That means deer hunters in North Dakota will retain the opportunity to apply for rifle and muzzleloader lottery licenses and purchase archery tags over the counter.
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