THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND late winter arrival?
On the way to church this morning seeing the lessser Canada's hanging on open water around the first week of November my wife asked out of the blue, "could this mean a late winter?" The short answer i... Posted on 11/3/13 at 11:43 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN N.D. Sportsmen Against Hunter program accepting goose meat
Hard to comprehend, but North Dakota's early Canada goose season opened today, and with the hunt now underway, the states Sportsmen Against Hunger program again is accepting donations of goose meat ... Posted on 8/15/13 at 1:06 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: More Indian scholarships available
By Don Davis
More American Indian college students may receive scholarships under a new Minnesota budget that began this month.
Commissioner Larry Pogemiller of the state Office of Higher Education sa... Posted on 7/15/13 at 4:10 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a... Posted on 3/24/12 at 8:04 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Robins and honkers -- the things of spring!
Last evening, a robin with its big fat red breast sticking out landed on a peak of our roof. I have to think he was scoping out the prospect of once again building a nest on top one of the speakers on... Posted on 4/5/11 at 9:07 AM
An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed inside a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week or so, the deer has been standing near an urn where the goose has taken up residence, positioning itself between the urn and any passing car or foot traffic.
Tolna, once called the “turkey capital” of North Dakota, is quickly becoming the “goose capital,” since Schiltz Foods and Goose Farms, based in Sisseton, S.D., brought 8,000 breeding geese to a converted turkey barn here two years ago.
Hunting geese remains an adventurous challenge for Minnesota guide
For three hours, flock after flock of geese winged over the frozen countryside, most ignoring or skirting our massive decoy spread. But occasionally, geese were lured by the decoys.
Probably, the birds most associated with Christmas are the goose and the partridge. Both of these traditions come to us from England — and in fact are among the few authentically English Christmas traditions in the United States. Most American Christmas traditions come from the Netherlands and northern Germany — Santa Claus, for instance, who is an outgrowth of a Dutch tradition.
Nature has been sending contradictory signals. For those eager for winter, there’s the first report of a snowy owl this season. For those hoping to hang on to fall, there were enormous flocks of migrating geese and swans and lesser numbers of lingering ducks. For those nostalgic for summertime, there were goldfinches. And for those already anticipating spring, there were robins.
Environmental group Greenpeace and 11 individuals have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, trespassing and climbing Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Greenpeace representatives and the individuals appeared in court Friday to face the charges.
Here we were freezing our butts off in a 50 mph north wind that was gusting somewhere near hurricane force. I peeped out of my layout blind long enough to see another goose decoy blow across the stubble field. At least the snow had stopped, so I was able to see where it finally came to rest 100 feet from the spread — upside down.
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