Lesion On Devils Lake White Bass Likely Resulted From An Injury-Related Infection, Game And Fish Fisheries Biologist Says

A large, nasty-looking lesion found on the flank of a white bass caught recently in Devils Lake probably isn’t cause for concern, a Game and Fish Department fisheries biologist says. The angler who caught the white bass brought the fish to the Game and Fish office in Devils Lake, where district fisheries biologist Todd Caspers…
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North Dakota Now Has A Chapter Of Backcountry Hunters And Anglers

North Dakota now has a chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the advocacy group for public lands and waters, said Wedneday in announcing four new chapters around the country. Formed in 2004 around an Oregon campfire, BHA’s membership has doubled each of the past four years, and rapid growth continues this year, the group said.…
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Letter Signed By More Than 104 Nonprofits And Businesses Urges Congress Not To Cut Farm Bill Conservation Funding

In a letter organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, 104 nonprofits and businesses representing hunting, fishing, conservation, food and farming interests have asked leadership and members of the Senate Agriculture Committee not to cut conservation funding in the 2018 Farm Bill. An excerpt from the letter: “Over the years, conservation programs have become important,…
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New DNR Website Application Enlists Public To Help Document Bear Expansion Beyond Primary Minnesota Range

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched a new app on its website to better gather information from the public on bear sightings outside the species’ primary range. Bears have slowly been expanding southward and westward, and the DNR launched the app to better understand and document this expansion. Minnesota’s primary bear range covers…
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Satellite Imagery Sheds Light On Ice-Out Progress, Fires In Northwest Minnesota And Southeast Manitoba

For those of us wondering about the progress of ice-out on area lakes leading up to the May 12 Minnesota fishing opener, the MODIS Today website, which displays daily satellite images, is must-see viewing. Big Traverse Bay, which forms the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods, still has a solid covering of ice, but…
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