THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND Results in from 2012 WCSIA variety trials
BISMARCK, N.D. This years winter wheat variety trials show that early summer heat may have done more good than harm for this years crop in North Dakota and South Dakota. According to Ducks Un... Posted on 10/16/12 at 4:42 PM
THE NEW FORTY You can't duck the facts.
Today was Family Day at NDSU. Families of NDSU students were welcomed to campus to participate in a number of activities with their NDSU student. The Department of Emergency Management had a couple of... Posted on 10/13/12 at 11:19 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Agassiz refuge sets annual duck banding night Sept. 8
The annual public duck banding night at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota is set for 5 p.m. Sept. 8. In case of rain or ground conditions that are too wet, the alternate date is ... Posted on 8/28/12 at 3:48 PM
STAFF BLOG UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY Smaby re-signs with Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed former UND captain Matt Smaby to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 if he's playing in the NHL and $105,000 if he's in the AHL.
Smaby signed with the Ducks l... Posted on 7/2/12 at 2:15 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 9:04 AM
Hunters have heard the stories of declining wetlands in the breeding grounds for years, and perhaps have become numb to the threats. But Reynolds feels we've already begun to see a decline in waterfowl production.
Quality and success are two of the more difficult terms that confront fisheries and wildlife managers. In fact, many hunters and anglers probably would nod in agreement that defining quality and success is about as easy as explaining a “normal” weather pattern.
Here’s a closer look at the duck and goose seasons in Minnesota and North Dakota. The first week of season in North Dakota is limited to residents; nonresidents can begin hunting ducks and geese Sept. 29.
Unless something drastic changes between now and next weekend, waterfowl hunters will be in for one of the driest falls in recent history when the regular season for ducks and geese opens Saturday in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Early season ducks, you can make it as easy or difficult as you want to make it. There’ll be time for difficulty later on as ducks get smarter, but early season, it’s like bobber fishing for me. It’s simple, it’s fun; it’s a great time. It’s kind of the start to the fall season.
As reported across the state earlier this week, North Dakota’s fall duck flight is expected to have twice as many birds as last year. Results from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey showed the duck index was up 16 percent from 2011 and 112 percent higher than the long-term average.
According to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey, this year’s duck index is 4.8 million birds, an increase of 16 percent from last year and 112 percent higher than the long-term average from 1948 to 2011.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Delta Waterfowl are in the sixth year of a 10-year partnership. Hen Houses, sometimes referred to as mallard factories, are artificial nesting structures designed to provide mallards with a safe place to nest.
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