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May 30, 2014
Deadline for deer hunting approaching fast
Yes, I know it’s late May and for most people it’s the season for fishing, camping, boating and just soaking in the sights, sounds and warmth of spring. But for North Dakotans, it’s also the last week or so leading up to the 2014 deer license application deadline on June 4. So,...
May 30, 2014 - 7:41am
May 29, 2014
Stutsman County No. 10 in game and fish violations
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently published its 2013 Enforcement Division Review, which lists Stutsman County as the 10th-highest county in the state for game and fish citations and had the eighth-highest number of incidents involving a district game warden. The...
May 29, 2014 - 7:25am
May 16, 2014
Letter to the editor: N.D. citizens’ opportunities to hunt, fish diminishing
North Dakotans enjoy a certain quality of life. Besides being a great state in which to live and work, that quality of life comes from our opportunities to hunt, fish and camp in North Dakota’s great outdoors. However, those opportunities are diminishing. North Dakota’s deer...
May 16, 2014 - 6:07am
May 9, 2014
License needed in deer app process
A new law that requires a North Dakota driver’s license number or state-issued photo identification number for most people to buy a resident...
May 9, 2014 - 7:46am
May 2, 2014
Bighorn sheep hold strong through winter weather
In terms of sheer hunter interest and popularity, the question of, “How did the deer and pheasants make it through the winter?” is asked more often than, “What’s the latest on the bighorn sheep population?” It’s not because people don’t care about bighorn sheep. On...
May 2, 2014 - 7:34am
Facing the lion
My latest “lions” have been cancer (low grade “B” cell lymphoma), supposedly now in remission, and my second double fusion surgery in less than two years. This is my seventh surgery of one kind or another in the last seven years — this from a guy who never set foot in a...
May 2, 2014 - 7:31am
A game warden’s tales
North Dakota outdoors enthusiasts, particularly hunters and anglers, will enjoy a new book by retired game warden Bruce Burkett. I met him years ago when he was assigned to the Devils Lake, N.D., district, and by my reckoning his presence there marked a change in the way game wardens...
May 2, 2014 - 7:27am
Dakota Recreation Report
Jamestown Sun Dakota Recreation Report May 2, 2014 Patricia Stockdill Outdoor Notes May 3: Pothole Paradise Ducks Unlimited banquet, Kulm Fire Dept., 5:30 p.m. May 3: RAP Auction, N.D. State Fair Center, Minot. Viewing begins at noon. May 11: Spring turkey season closes. Tournaments: May...
May 2, 2014 - 7:22am
April 25, 2014
The story of a handmade knife
Knifemaker Scott Barry of Laramie, Wyo., showed up at my office at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department one day in the late 1970s. He was there...
April 25, 2014 - 7:15am
April 18, 2014
Cowboys and horses
I’ve been wearing western hats for more than 40 years, but I’m no cowboy. As one who regards horses as necessary evils in getting into the backcountry, I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a little bit afraid of them. The first time I did any serious horseback riding was in 1972...
April 18, 2014 - 6:12am
April 11, 2014
The mystery of bear coloration
The common black bear, Ursus Americanus, is not suitably named because particularly in the West, a black bear is as likely to be a number of...
April 11, 2014 - 7:12am
April 8, 2014
Bighorn sheep population stable in western North Dakota
BISMARCK — Western North Dakota’s bighorn sheep population barely changed from their last count, according to North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists. Game and Fish’s annual bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 293 bighorn sheep, down only slightly from the previous...
April 8, 2014 - 7:11am
April 7, 2014
N.D. bighorn sheep count steady
The North Dakota population of bighorn sheep is nearly steady, according to information released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The department’s annual census indicated 293 animals. This compares to 297 a year ago and breaks down to 85 rams, 159 ewes and 49 lambs....
April 7, 2014 - 9:21am
April 4, 2014
Going crazy with camo
In my home office are bookshelves that encompass about 25 feet of outdoor books of all types, some dating back to the 1960s, and many on the subjects of upland bird hunting, waterfowling and big game hunting. Looking through those books it is interesting to note the clothing worn...
April 4, 2014 - 7:17am
April 3, 2014
Native American Tribe May Seek To Hunt Bison Inside Yellowstone
SALMON, Idaho, April 3 (Reuters) - The Nez Perce tribe once hunted bison in what is now Yellowstone National Park, and some tribal leaders want to revive the practise, which ended with Western settlement and the near total extermination of the once-vast U.S. bison herds. Today,...
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April 3, 2014 - 2:13pm