CLOUDBURST Hibernation weather?
Unless you live in a cave, you're likely well aware that, although it's only early autumn, Old Man Winter has already reared his ugly head for the first time here in the Red River Valley. If the ... Posted on 10/4/12 at 9:15 PM
HEALTHBEAT When worlds collide: human, critter and virus
Two of the more intriguing health stories this past summer didn't involve rogue sharks, swine flu or any of the other usual suspects. The stars of this particular show were the hantavirus and the West... Posted on 9/26/12 at 9:47 AM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2012 watchable wildlife photo contest
The deadline for submitting photos to the North Dakota Game and Fish Departments annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Sept. 30.
The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well ... Posted on 7/6/12 at 2:30 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Getting Wild in the City!
Fridays are hectic days in my office, but last week turned interesting when a hen turkey decided to take a walk right in front of my office windows.
Believe me when I say I was surprised!
What has... Posted on 4/3/12 at 5:30 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK St. Paul man captures long buck fight on video
Fellow outdoors writer Chris Niskanen at the St. Paul Pioneer Press posted some good video of two bucks fighting just days before the Minnesota deer season in the back yard of a St. Paul man. Two vide... Posted on 11/10/10 at 11:31 AM
Flying vast migration circuits, the midcontinent population of Sandhill cranes travels from wintering grounds in the American southwest and northern Mexico to breeding grounds from Quebec to northeastern Russia.
The cranes spend time in Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota, where they are hunted.
By Kari Lucin, The Jamestown Sun
, May 23, 2013
A moose is no longer on the loose in town here.
After spending about 10 weeks in the city limits, entertaining residents and frustrating authorities, the moose has moved — or, more accurately, been pushed — out of town.
By Ryan Bakken, Forum News Service
, May 04, 2013
A new state-sponsored program in North Dakota that helps connect landowners plagued by coyotes with hunters and trappers who can eliminate the pesky predators has proven popular, but some conservation groups say it is misguided.
By Blake Nicholson , Associated Press
, April 05, 2013
The recent rush by gun enthusiasts to buy firearms could have a surprising consequence: millions more dollars to protect pheasants, deer and other wildlife.
A 75-year-old program finances wildlife projects with revenue collected from a federal excise taxes on firearms. The Wildlife Restoration Fund has sent billions of dollars to states over the years, helping them buy, develop and maintain land for wildlife management.
By Jim Malewitz, Stateline.org
, April 02, 2013
Outdoorsmen are urged to report any whooping crane sighting that might occur during the spring migration. Depending on weather, the birds could be moving north during the next several weeks, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
No matter how pretty a picture the oil industry and state officials try to paint, the impacts on wildlife and habitat in North Dakota’s Oil Patch will be significant, and not positive. Several studies are under way in oil country to gauge effects on sensitive game and non-game species, including the iconic mule deer. There is no doubt that as the number of oil rigs in the grasslands, Badlands and other places explodes from 7,000 to 35,000 in the next few years, wildlife populations will be severely affected. It’s happening already.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently deployed a helicopter crew to capture and relocate 12 bighorn sheep in an effort to reduce road-kill incidents along a heavily traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 85 north of the Little Missouri River near the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
By Brad Dokken, Forum News Service
, March 12, 2013
Here’s a twist: If the Outdoor Heritage Fund as passed by the North Dakota House becomes law, the meetings of its advisory board might be right up there with University of North Dakota hockey as one of North Dakota’s favorite spectator sports.
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