West Fargo - In my early years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, I was a district game warden. Prior to assuming responsibility for a district, new wardens learn different required skills from experienced wardens at stations around the state.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — With thunder and rage and couch-sized chunks of ice, the Gooseberry River shook off the bulk of its winter mantle Friday afternoon — to the delight of awestruck visitors lining its sun-dappled banks at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
For me, spring officially arrived last weekend during our annual “pike party” on Devils Lake. As much of a social occasion as a fishing trip, the excursion involves getting together with a bunch of friends and setting tip-ups in a shallow area of Six-Mile Bay. Once that’s complete, we sit outside on snowmobiles and lawn chairs, shoot the breeze, grill some food and wait for the flags to fly that indicate a strike.
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.
Getting to see a bear up close and personal in the wild is something few people have experienced.
But those who visit Fairfield native Clint Hlebechuk’s Hallo Bay Bear Camp will have the experience of a lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone can travel to Alaska and experience the wilderness near Katmai National Park.
Time was, Dana Carlson says, when only Marvin Windows pilots and a few people with small airplanes knew about the distinctively shaped stand of red pine hidden in Beltrami Island State Forest south of Williams, Minn., just off Stony Corners Trail.
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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