Survey Results Put North Dakota Grouse, Partridge Declines Into Perspective

North Dakota’s grouse and partridge seasons open Saturday, but the Game and Fish Department sent out a news release after lunch with some gloomy news about hunting prospects. In a nutshell: Roadside sharptail counts per 100 miles were down 29 percent in the annual summer survey, while Hungarian partridge counts were down 62 percent. I’ll…
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Meeting Set For Sept. 20 In East Grand Forks To Revitalize Local Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Chapter

The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has floundered in recent years, but efforts are underway to revive the chapter and the good work it has accomplished over the years. A meeting to discuss revitalizing the chapter is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227…
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Falling Geese Injure Minnesota Hunter, DNR Training Officer Describes In Weekly Update

Mention the phrase “hunting accident,” and the first thing that comes to mind is a mishap involving a firearm or, perhaps, falling from a tree stand. But I’ve never heard of a hunter being injured by a falling goose  — or geese — until now. This morning’s weekly report from the Minnesota Department of Natural…
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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Report Shows Continued Strong Continental Duck Numbers

Continental duck numbers remain higher than the 1955-2016 long-term average, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday in releasing its 2017 “Trends in Duck Breeding Populations” report. Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks in the traditional survey area, which is similar to last year’s estimate of 48.4 million and is 34…
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North Dakota Pheasant Harvest Declines; Srnsky Notches Another Catfish Tournament Win

A few items of note to start the week: Game and Fish summarizes 2016 upland bird seasons The North Dakota Game and Fish Department on Monday released the 2016 harvest results for pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge. More than 76,600 pheasant hunters (down 10 percent) shot 501,100 roosters (down 15 percent), compared to 85,500…
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