NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND summer water safety
Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department boat and water safety coordinator Nancy Bo... Posted on 5/27/15 at 1:18 PM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN The View From the Vikings Sidelinse
For those who follow the Minnesota Vikings football team, you will be happy to know they are again on the search for "one in a row"! This is a regular quest for this team and, not by personal choice.
... Posted on 11/17/14 at 5:17 PM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS Reverberations far and wide
A recent decision by U.S. District Court judge Daniel Hovland might very well ring much more broadly than injust our little corner of the world. The issue was whether oil companies operating in North ... Posted on 1/20/12 at 7:05 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Hunters take 404 deer in early antlerless hunt
Minnesota deer hunters in the areas surrounding Duluth and up the North Shore to near Silver Bay took 404 deer last Saturday and Sunday in an early antlerless-only deer season.
The early antlerless h... Posted on 10/26/10 at 1:40 PM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Former USFWS Director to lead Ducks Unlimited
Memphis, Tenn. — Ducks Unlimited announced Wednesday afternoon that H. Dale Hall has been named the organization’s new chief executive officer. A former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildl... Posted on 4/29/10 at 3:05 AM
Q. I've heard reports that spring snow goose seasons again are underway in North Dakota and Minnesota. Why are these seasons offered?
A. The spring snow goose season is a federal "conservation order" -- as opposed to a traditional hunting season -- implemented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service some 15 years ago in an effort to reduce overabundant populations of light geese that were decimating the fragile arctic coastlines where they breed.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Debate over the potential uses and abuses of unmanned aircraft for hunting is heating up around the country, but North Dakota game officials have already put the matter to rest.
A ban on using unmanned aircraft, referred to as drones in the wording, was included this year and last in several North Dakota Game and Fish Department season opener proclamations.
Under state law, anyone operating a car, snowmobile or aircraft cannot intentionally kill, chase or harass game. The proclamations go on to add it is “illegal to use aircraft for spotting game 72 hours prior to and during the hunting season.”
MEDORA, N.D. -- One by one, the birds were taken from their kennel-like containers. Their sharp talons were snared in an effort to protect the handlers.
Staff from the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck and Theodore Roosevelt National Park released two red-tailed hawks and a golden eagle Wednesday at the park's South Unit.
NEAR MCCLUSKY, N.D. — We had hardly left the truck on this October afternoon when Chance, a 19-month-old Brittany, congealed into a rigid point in the ditch along the road. There was no doubt that a pheasant was hunkered in the immediate vicinity.
Just in time for Saturday’s North Dakota’s pheasant opener, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday afternoon that it was immediately reopening federal Waterfowl Production Areas across the country.
Sparrow season is upon us, and it’s time for tips on finding and identifying sparrows. Actually, sparrow season never really ends here. Some species can be found most of the year. Several species are nesters, and some spend the winter, depending on weather conditions. Spring is a good time for sparrows because a number of species spend time here as they move north to their nesting grounds. Some of these species are in the area now; some will show up a bit later. The same is true of nesting species. Some have arrived. Some are awaited.
Whitey Bommersbach was driving to work about 6 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a flash of light off to the side of Highway 11 in rural Sargent County, N.D.
“I just happened to look out in the countryside, and I saw a light out in the water and the cattails,” said Bommersbach, a county highway worker.
He stopped his pickup and shouted toward a flooded marsh area to see if someone needed help.
Outdoors We were in the middle of Jeff’s uncle’s pasture. Cows lazily munched their cud and stared with glazed faces at the unfolding commotion. But mixed in with the multitude of bovine was an imposter that nearly went unnoticed had it not been for Jeff’s keen eyes. A coyote stood broadside not 75 yards away – and not 20 feet from the nearest cow.
Tyler Shoberg - West Fargo Pioneer
December 17, 2009
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