THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND the 2012 small game and fur bearer seasons finalized
2012 Small Game and Furbearer Regulations Set
North Dakotas 2012 small game and furbearer regulations have been set and most season structures and bag limits are similar to last year. The only signif... Posted on 8/2/12 at 8:26 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Gopher Trapping
The pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) is a burrowing rodent. He is a digging machine, his teeth never stop growing, his ears have valves he can close while digging, his hearing is poor, he has weak sma... Posted on 4/19/10 at 6:54 AM
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) received an injured deer call as well as a car-struck snowy owl and a call of possible wanton waste of deer. The wanton waste investigation revealed multiple instances of failing to register big game animals.
Federal officials have pledged money to restart the wolf trapping program in Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has promised money from his agency's operating budget for the program, which ran out of money Friday and shut down, Klobuchar said.
Program targeted problem wolves to help farmers, pet owners A popular federal wolf-trapping program that for 33 years has quietly trapped and killed thousands of wolves in northern Minnesota will become extinct after today. That concerns a number of people.
Prompted largely by hunters who believe coyotes are hurting deer populations, a couple of bills have surfaced this winter in the North Dakota Legislature taking aim at reducing coyote numbers. House Bill 1454 and Senate Bill 2224 each would establish a $100 bounty on coyotes until 2,000 are taken.
In the early 1980s, trapping fox, coyotes, badgers, muskrat and a bonus mink did more than just pay for gas. Fur prices were strong, and fox outnumbered coyotes to the point where a coyote pelt brought a nice reward, and the intense hunting and trapping effort helped keep numbers in check, as well.
Kelsey Blotter, a recent graduate from Turtle Lake High School in central North Dakota, is a trapper. In North Dakota, women and girls who hunt and fish are not rare. But a young trapper who isn’t a male is not the easiest to find.
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