NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND mid-winter waterfowl survey
The North Dakota Game and Fish Departments annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January indicated 145,200 birds were in the state.
Mike Szymanski, migratory game bird biologist, said an estimat... Posted on 2/2/15 at 10:46 AM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS Tundra-bound swans
This past week has seen an amazing array of waterfowl move through eastern North Dakota. Brought on my warming temperatures and colossal amounts of melt water in the fields, flocks of virtually every ... Posted on 4/11/11 at 12:43 PM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Goose hunting with Matt Keller
I had a chance to spend a morning with Matt Keller, who grew up in Grand Rapids and now makes his home in Bemidji, doing a field hunt for giant Canada geese near Fosston on Tuesday. Matt and his bro... Posted on 10/6/10 at 9:45 AM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS MN Waterfowl hunting
Waterfowl season opens Saturday, Oct, 2
Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 18 A specially designated day on which any adult can take any youth 15 and younger waterfowl hun... Posted on 9/1/10 at 10:52 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Men Gone Wild
If you've visited my blog since it started last week, you probably have noticed a feature on the right called "Men Gone Wild." Today, I'm going to tell you a little bit about this ... Posted on 3/26/09 at 3:38 AM
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Kelly Welch has covered himself in corn stalks, shivered in cold waters in the pre-dawn dark, and slogged through ankle deep mud. All of this is for the thrill waterfowl hunters know when their prey comes into range.
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.
Minnesota waterfowl experts are pleased with the outcome of last fall’s duck and goose hunting seasons. According to the Department of Natural Resources, an earlier season opener, regulation changes that created more opportunity and some timely help from Mother Nature all combined to make 2012 a noteworthy season... and more.
As reported across the state earlier this week, North Dakota’s fall duck flight is expected to have twice as many birds as last year. Results from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey showed the duck index was up 16 percent from 2011 and 112 percent higher than the long-term average.
Waterfowl hunters in southern Minnesota will have additional late season hunting opportunities under a new three-zone, 60-day season announced today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The graceful canvasback duck, which inhabits the prairie wetlands of North Dakota, was the subject in a winning artwork that was named Best of Show in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The sandhill crane survey, which covers an area from Crookston north through Thief River Falls to the Canadian border, will count both nesting pairs and nonbreeding cranes in the Minnesota hunting zone to better monitor breeding populations.
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