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Fewer pheasant huntrers went afield last fall in North Dakota, and the reduction contributed to a 27 percent decline in the state's pheasant harvest, the Game and Fish Department reports. photo by Craig Bihrle,ND Game and Fish

OUTDOOR NOTES: N.D. pheasant harvest declines

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N.D. pheasant harvest declines

No surprise, perhaps, but pheasant hunters in North Dakota shot fewer birds last year than in 2012, the state Game and Fish Department reports.


Hunter numbers were down, and the average number of birds each hunter shot declined.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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