STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Principals of 'cowboy ethics' now law in Wyoming
On Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal signed legislation officially adopting "cowboy ethics" as the Wyoming state code. Among the tenets of the code are living courageously, taking pride i... Posted on 3/5/10 at 2:49 AM
County board member Clarence “Buck” Malick has more than a passing interest in clean rivers and he told members of the Thursday Noon Rotary Club last week that the key to healthy lakes and rivers is the reduction of phosphorus.
OLIVIA — A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.
Known as the “Lancaster subgroup,” the elk herd being targeted by sharpshooters has been especially problematic because many of the animals are suspected of having captive origins. As a result, they were less afraid of humans and prone to causing depredation problems by raiding farmers’ crops and livestock feed.
If I had to identify with a decade, it was the 1980s. While I was born in the 1970s and remember a few events and places, like the LaMoure Loboes winning the 1976 North Dakota state Class B basketball title after we moved there from Williston, the 1980s are when most of my vivid memories begin.
A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
By Seth Tupper, Forum Communications Co.
January 27, 2010
MITCHELL, S.D. — A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
A Lake County, S.D., man this month shot a feral pig, an animal usually found in the southern United States. Chad Aker said the animal was first sighted about six weeks ago by farmers chopping corn for silage. Aker found the pig on his property Nov. 2 about 14 miles northwest of Madison, S.D., and brought down the animal with a rifle.
First, the good news for hunters hitting the fields this weekend for the deer openers in North Dakota and Minnesota: There is no shortage of deer.
Now, the bad news: There is no shortage of corn either.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State Game, Fish and Parks officials say two weeks of precipitation before the opening weekend of South Dakota's pheasant season helped limit the places where hunters could chase their wily prey.
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