NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND tentative opening dates for 2014
To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2014, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.
Dates be... Posted on 12/4/13 at 5:39 AM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS Noooooo!
I guess it's only fair. I have acquired a few life birds "in the mail," as it is said, I suppose it's only fitting that some would be taken away in the same fashion.
The posting on the ABA's blog two... Posted on 5/7/13 at 2:00 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
STAFF BLOG THE WANNABE BIRDER Teenage starlings
An extended family of starlings blew in with Monday's gale.
The clan includes a number of juveniles -- one can tell from their grayish-brown color, slightly smaller and plumper stature and behavior.
... Posted on 6/9/09 at 5:45 AM
The Finley (N.D.) Wildlife Club is planning to release 200 pheasants and offer free hunting on hundreds of acres of land near the community on Oct. 27. Finley is about 65 miles southwest of Grand Forks and 85 miles northwest of Fargo.
There are several possible reasons why candidates of all parties have chosen to largely conservation in their campaign platforms. Not the least of which is this: There’s really nothing to be gained by advocating for conservation.
Tim Driscoll of Grand Forks is a certified raptor authority and director of the Urban Raptor Research Project. He spends hours afield trapping and banding Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and other raptors, collaborating with researchers in other parts of North America.
Stacey Lavelle of Christine, N.D., got this photo of a fisher off a game camera Oct. 2 in her yard about 100 yards from the house. The furbearing mammals have become more abundant across northeast North Dakota in recent years, especially along the Red River and its tributaries, and Lavelle’s game camera photo provides strong evidence they’re also expanding along the river to the south. Christine is about 25 miles south of Fargo.
While North Dakota produces more ducks than pheasants, I’d guess if you asked every hunter their favorite quarry, ducks might finish behind deer and pheasants — though a lot of people are avid participants in all three seasons.
Thanks to a mild winter and early spring, pheasant numbers have rebounded across North Dakota and neighboring states
Pheasant hunters have plenty of reasons to be optimistic this fall in North Dakota, where summer roadside surveys showed a 59 percent increase from 2011, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
Brad Vollrath, Grand Forks, released this 51-inch muskie during a September fishing excursion on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods. The big fish had a 24-inch girth, which puts it at more than 36 pounds based on length-girth estimates. Vollrath, who could be described as a “hardcore” muskie fisherman, released three muskies 50 inches or longer in September. The 50-inch mark widely is considered the trophy standard among muskie aficionados.
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