THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND stay safe this weekend
State Game and Fish Department officials are cautioning hunters to be wary of where they hunt, as late-season weather is freezing North Dakotas small and mid-sized waters, giving the appearance of saf... Posted on 12/6/13 at 8:53 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Kit Beckel marks 50 years on Lake of the Woods
Every once in awhile in this business you come across a true character and a story that stands out among your favorites.
Such was the case Saturday, when I had the opportunity to fish with Kit Beck... Posted on 9/24/12 at 10:58 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Graduation Day
This was graduation day at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks. I know because I gave the commencement address at the school's graduation ceremonies at the Chester Frit... Posted on 5/14/10 at 8:11 AM
THE WANNABE BIRDER Teenage starlings
An extended family of starlings blew in with Monday's gale.
The clan includes a number of juveniles -- one can tell from their grayish-brown color, slightly smaller and plumper stature and behavior.
... Posted on 6/9/09 at 5:45 AM
The Finley (N.D.) Wildlife Club is planning to release 200 pheasants and offer free hunting on hundreds of acres of land near the community on Oct. 27. Finley is about 65 miles southwest of Grand Forks and 85 miles northwest of Fargo.
There are several possible reasons why candidates of all parties have chosen to largely conservation in their campaign platforms. Not the least of which is this: There’s really nothing to be gained by advocating for conservation.
Tim Driscoll of Grand Forks is a certified raptor authority and director of the Urban Raptor Research Project. He spends hours afield trapping and banding Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and other raptors, collaborating with researchers in other parts of North America.
Stacey Lavelle of Christine, N.D., got this photo of a fisher off a game camera Oct. 2 in her yard about 100 yards from the house. The furbearing mammals have become more abundant across northeast North Dakota in recent years, especially along the Red River and its tributaries, and Lavelle’s game camera photo provides strong evidence they’re also expanding along the river to the south. Christine is about 25 miles south of Fargo.
While North Dakota produces more ducks than pheasants, I’d guess if you asked every hunter their favorite quarry, ducks might finish behind deer and pheasants — though a lot of people are avid participants in all three seasons.
Thanks to a mild winter and early spring, pheasant numbers have rebounded across North Dakota and neighboring states
Pheasant hunters have plenty of reasons to be optimistic this fall in North Dakota, where summer roadside surveys showed a 59 percent increase from 2011, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
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