STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN N.D. pheasant counts drop 30 percent statewide
Stan Kohn had hinted as much last week, and now the prediction from the North Dakota Game and Fish Departments upland game supervisor is official:
Pheasant counts and brood numbers are down statewi... Posted on 9/10/13 at 1:51 PM
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has gone completely digital when it comes to out-of-state small game licenses this year. Venders will no longer offer the old paper method of licensing for nonresident hunters. “I’m kind of thinking our traffic is going to be way down this year,” said Greg Knutson, owner of Andrus Outdoors in Dickinson.
Mountain lions have allegedly been spotted on a South Heart golf course and near a local veterinarian’s horses, but the North Dakota Game and Fish says they have no concrete evidence the sightings are in fact big cats.
Growing up on a family farm southwest of Larimore, N.D., Patti Aanenson said she doesn’t remember seeing coyotes, even though her dad raised sheep.
It’s a different story today, Aanenson said. She and her husband, Gene, live on the same farm where she grew up, and coyotes are common.
Initially, moose numbers were highest in the Pembina Hills and Turtle Mountains, Johnson said.
Johnson said in the last five years, however, the biggest concentrations have been further west, with the highest numbers north of Minot, Kenmare and the Stanley area.
The Game and Fish Department recently completed its lottery drawing. The remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit to the number of licenses a hunter can receive.
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