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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Saw-whet Owl Banding Tonight At Turtle River State Park

If your calendar is open tonight, there’s an event going on at Turtle River State Park that promises to be a perfect fit for Halloween and things that go hoot in the night. Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D., is holding a program on saw-whet owls from 8 to 11 p.m.. If all goes…
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High Water Delays Final Spring Trout Stocking At Turtle River State Park

There’ll be another spring shipment of rainbow trout stocked in the Turtle River at Turtle River State Park, but it won’t be until sometime next week when river levels become more manageable. Normally, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department stocks another batch of rainbow trout into the Turtle River right before the Memorial Day…
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