Bitterns In A Boxelder … Go Figure

A couple of Sundays ago, I wrote a story about urban wildlife and the critters that are common or occasionally seen in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks city limits. The list includes everything from bears to beavers, along with the usual assortment of skunks, raccoons and, of course, a variety of birds. Given the…
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N.D. To Offer More Pronghorn Licenses This Fall

North Dakota hunters will have more pronghorn antelope hunting opportunities this fall, and online applications will be available Monday, the Game and Fish Department announced today. According to Jeb Williams, wildlife chief for Game and Fish in Bismarck, 730 licenses will be available in seven open units. Along with units 3B, 4A and 4C —…
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Delta Waterfowl Predicts Reduced Fall Duck Flight

Research and conservation group Delta Waterfowl is forecasting a reduced fall duck flight, a prediction it bases on dry spring conditions in areas with key breeding habitat. “A remarkably high number of returning ducks had to compete for a remarkably low number of wetlands,” Frank Rohwer, Delta Waterfowl president and chief scientist, said in a…
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Ruffed Grouse Up, Sharptails Dip In Minnesota

The reports were late in coming, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today released the results of spring ruffed grouse and sharptail surveys.   Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up 18 percent statewide, while sharp-tailed grouse numbers were down slightly. According to the DNR, spring drumming  counts were 1.3 drums per stop statewide and…
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N.D. Game And Fish Sets Walleye Stocking Record

The North Dakota Game and Fish stocked more than 150 lakes with nearly 11 million walleye fingerlings earlier this summer. That’s a record. In a news release from Game and Fish, Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development section leader, said the stocking was made possible by record production of 10.4 million fingerlings at Garrison Dam…
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