STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Minnesota bear update, lottery deadline
The reports Ive gotten from hunters and wildlife managers indicate bear hunting has been a challenge so far this year across northwest Minnesota.
Bear season opened Sunday.
Gretchen Mehmel, manager ... Posted on 9/5/13 at 9:58 AM
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 7:26 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 5:54 AM
As long as wolves have been making their comeback, biologists and ranchers have had a decidedly Old West option for dealing with those that develop a taste for beef: Shoot to kill. But for the past year, Oregon has been a "wolf-safe" zone, with ranchers turning to more modern, nonlethal ways to protect livestock.
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.
Bobcats, or Lynx rufus if you want to go scientific, have probably been one of the state's most economically significant furbearers over the long haul.
Bobcats are not listed as an endangered species while the Canada lynx is, so they are both regulated under what is known as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Muskrats are prolific, and an adult female can have two or three litters of up to 11 young each summer. Baby muskrats weigh only about half an ounce at birth, but they grow rapidly and can live on their own after a month.
Minnesota DNR and N.D. Game and Fish Department
, January 22, 2012
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