DNR Confirms Larval Zebra Mussels In Leech Lake

There was more bad news today in the ongoing battle against aquatic invasive species in Minnesota when the Department of Natural Resources confirmed larval zebra mussels have been found in Leech Lake. Here’s the full DNR news release: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in their larval stage in two locations…
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Turtle River State Park Naturalist Compiles Fun Collection Of Owlish Mugshots

Grand Forks raptor expert and licensed bander Tim Driscoll banded more than 200 saw-whet owls and four Eastern screech-owls this fall at Turtle River State Park with help from park naturalist Erika Kolbow and other volunteers. From mid-September until wrapping up Nov. 11, they put in some long nights catching the owls, which are attracted…
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Bad Weather Prompts North Dakota Game And Fish Department To Reschedule Advisory Board Meetings Set For Tonight And Tuesday

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has postponed the advisory board meetings scheduled for tonight and tomorrow in Berthold, Hankinson, Jamestown and Bismarck for two weeks because of inclement weather. The meetings in Berthold and Hankinson are rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 12; and Bismarck and Jamestown are rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13. Game and…
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Prescribed Burn Planned For Oakville Prairie West Of Grand Forks

Weather-permitting, a  prescribed burn at the UND Oakville Prairie Field Station and Wildlife Management Area near Emerado, N.D., tentatively is set for later this week. The site is jointly managed by UND and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. According to Kathryn Yurkonis, a UND associate professor of biology, personnel from Badger Creek Wildfire…
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October Recap: Ruffed Grouse And Fishing

Is it just me, or did October fly by in a blur? Once again, the best month of the year passed much too quickly. As I do every year, I hosted several friends at the getaway in northern Minnesota the third week of October. Ruffed grouse were the primary target, but a few of us…
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