THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND good news on mule deer numbers
I said good news, not great news :)
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department conducted its annual spring mule deer survey in April and results indicate western North Dakotas mule deer population incr... Posted on 5/24/13 at 10:45 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN NDGF summarizes 2012 deer season
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department cut the number of firearms deer licenses that were available last fall, and the reduction buoyed hunting success, the department said.
Deer hunters last fa... Posted on 3/18/13 at 2:59 PM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT When plans go awry make fruitcake!
This was a much waited for and eagerly anticipated weekend for my family, immediate and extended.
We see it this way: Theres Thanksgiving, theres Christmas, and theres hunting!
One son arrived at ou... Posted on 11/9/12 at 5:40 PM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Buck near Ashland tests positive for CWD
According to the blog of Paul A. Smith on Friday, outdoors editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a whitetail buck on a shooting preserve near Ashland has tested positive for CWD (Chronic Wasting ... Posted on 11/13/10 at 12:56 PM
I joined Mitch Haaby of Roseau, Minn., earlier this month for a story about collecting antler sheds. My goal wasn’t to write a “how-to” or “where-to” story about hunting for fallen antlers — enough people are scouring the woods already — but instead to tell a story about Haaby’s passion for deer hunting and how collecting antler sheds helps prepare him for hunting season.
The number of deer gun hunting licenses that will be made available in North Dakota this year likely will be the lowest in three decades, due largely to the tough, lingering winter that has been hard on the animals.
After one positive test in each of the last three years, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department received good news on chronic wasting disease. All 1,300 tests from deer sampled last fall came back negative.
Randy Schaley was settling in to watch a college football game on TV on Dec. 15 when his son, Beau, 16, walked into the living room of their home near Niagara, N.D. “He said, ‘Dad, someone’s at the door about a deer,’”
Game and Fish Department study aims to learn more about deer in northeast part of state — but first, research crews have to trap 20 additional adult does and fit them with radio-collars. That sometimes is easier said than done.
Minnesota's deer harvest declined in 2012 but officials say it was a safe season for people who took to the woods. Final numbers released Monday show that Minnesota hunters killed nearly 185,000 deer, down 4 percent from 2011.
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