Saw-Whet Owl Banding, Deer Hunting Events On Tap

A couple of outdoors-related items are on tap in the next couple of days that would be worth checking out. Here’s a closer look. Owl banding Friday night First up, Grand Forks raptor expert Tim Driscoll and Erika Kolbow of Turtle River State Park are hosting a public saw-whet owl banding event from 8 to…
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Turtle River And Ryan Pond Receive Rainbow Trout; Anglers Catch Big Fish In Sportsman’s Lodge Sturgeon Tourney; Spawning Sturgeon Offer Spectacle On Rainy River Tributary

A few items of note on this Tuesday morning: Erika Kolbow, naturalist at Turtle River State Park, says the North Dakota Game and Fish Department stocked another batch of rainbow trout into the Turtle River on Monday. In addition, Ryan Pond in Grand Forks also received a fresh batch of rainbow trout. In a news…
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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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Monday Outdoors Update: Waterfowl Reports, Hunters Mistake Coots For Gadwall, Trout Stocked In Turtle River State Park

Some Monday morning updates: It sounds like the waterfowl opener was a mixed bag in North Dakota and Minnesota. A friend from Grand Forks and three buddies had a heyday on Canada geese in North Dakota, shooting 44 honkers in two days while hunting the Coteau country. He also shot a limit of ducks Saturday…
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Campsites Remain For Memorial Day Weekend In Handful Of Northwest Minnesota State Parks; Turtle River State Park Sets Interpretive Programming

State parks across the region are kicking into high gear as spring winds down and summer approaches. In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources says several state parks and recreation areas — mostly in northwest Minnesota — still have campsites available for Memorial weekend. Northwest Minnesota parks with at least a dozen campsites still available…
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