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September 6, 2018
North Dakota pheasant numbers similar to last year; Huns up slightly and sharptails decline
BISMARCK—North Dakota pheasant hunters will have to work to put birds in the bag again this fall with overall bird numbers similar to last...
September 6, 2018 - 5:11pm
September 10, 2017
N.D. sharptail, partridge numbers decline
Pheasants tend to be the focus of a majority of upland game hunters in North Dakota, but with that opener still a few weeks off—season...
September 10, 2017 - 1:33pm
December 28, 2011
BLM adopts temporary sage grouse strategy
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has adopted a temporary strategy to protect the greater sage grouse in 10 Western states until it implements a long-term policy for the mainly ground-dwelling bird in a couple years. The BLM on Tuesday issued guidance to...
December 28, 2011 - 3:45pm
December 10, 2011
Salazar, others discuss sage grouse in West
December 10, 2011 - 8:01am
August 26, 2011
Trying to bring back the sage grouse
For the fourth year in a row, North Dakota will not hold a sage grouse hunting season in 2011. This was pretty much a certainty after State Game and Fish Department biologists counted a record low number of male sage grouse in their spring survey, but it became official when the...
August 26, 2011 - 8:19am
May 12, 2011
No sage grouse season in North Dakota again
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota will not have a sage grouse hunting season again this year because of low bird numbers, the state Game and Fish Department said. A spring survey indicates that the number of strutting males remains below management goals. Biologists counted a record...
May 12, 2011 - 7:38am
December 7, 2010
USDA to provide $30M for sage grouse protection
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding to protect sage grouse and sage grouse habitat in 11 Western states. This will be the second year of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Sage Grouse Initiative. Up to $30 million will go to the states...
December 7, 2010 - 9:15am
November 13, 2010
Grouse who's coming to dinner
Ten years ago I could say I'd never seen a ruffed grouse. I definitely had never tried to cook one. Then I moved to northern Minnesota. My first...
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
Grouse, partridge seasons set Saturday
When North Dakota's grouse and partridge seasons opens Saturday, hunters should expect to see more grouse than last year, but not as many partridge. Preliminary results from July and August roadside counts indicate sharp-tailed grouse are up nearly 47 percent statewide from last...
September 10, 2010 - 8:23am
September 5, 2010
Grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 11
When North Dakota's grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 11, hunters should expect to see more grouse than last year, but not as many partridge. Aaron Robinson, upland game biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Dickinson, said sharp-tailed grouse numbers have...
September 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
Grouse Hunters Encouraged to Submit Wing Envelopes
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking grouse hunters for help with bird management by simply collecting some feathers and sending in wing envelopes this fall. Aaron Robinson, upland game bird biologist in Dickinson, said wing data provides valuable information for managing...
September 5, 2010 - 12:55pm
July 13, 2010
N.D. ruffed grouse population up
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Wildlife officials say ruffed grouse numbers appear to be up. The Game and Fish Department says the spring survey indicated a 10 percent population increase statewide from 2009. Upland game bird supervisor Stan Kohn says the state is probably...
July 13, 2010 - 11:58am
July 9, 2010
Sage grouse numbers still struggling to rebound
While it won't become official until the annual small game hunting proclamation is finalized later this month, it's a certainty that North Dakota will not have a sage grouse season again this fall. This will mark the third year in a row that the state has not had an open season on...
July 9, 2010 - 8:37am
May 12, 2010
Sage grouse season remains closed
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota will not have a sage grouse hunting season again this year. The state Game and Fish Department said the number of strutting males remains well below what managers would like see. Upland game bird biologist Aaron Robinson said a record low 66 males were...
May 12, 2010 - 8:03am
May 11, 2010
Sage grouse season remains closed in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota will not have a sage grouse hunting season again this year. The state Game and Fish Department says the number of strutting males remains well below what managers would like see. Upland game bird biologist Aaron Robinson says a record low 66...
May 11, 2010 - 9:20am