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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‘State Of The Birds 2017′ Report Highlights Farm Bill’s Importance To Conservation

A new report highlights the importance of the Farm Bill to bird species across the U.S. The report, “The State of the Birds 2017,” documents the bill’s benefits to farmers, birds and rural communities. As an example, the report says the Farm Bill has helped increase the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region…
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America’s Top Amateur Bass Anglers To Converge On Lake Bemidji For College Bassmaster Championship

  Lake Bemidji  has a well-deserved reputation as a good walleye fishery, but the eyes of the bass tournament world will be focused on the popular northern Minnesota lake next week during the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship. Presented by Bass Pro Shops, the tournament gets under way Thursday, Aug. 10 and continues…
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Department Of Natural Resources Expands Managed Deer Areas (Up To 2 Deer) In Northwest Minnesota

Deer hunters in several permit areas of far northwest Minnesota will be able to use any combination of licenses to shoot up to two deer this fall. The deer management designations are outlined in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2017 deer season map available here. In far northwest Minnesota, the only deer permit areas not…
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