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September 16, 2018
North Dakota's spring duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and the fall flight is expected to be up 12 percent, the Game and Fish Department reported. Duck season opens Saturday, Sept. 22, in Minnesota and in North Dakota for resident hunters. Nonresident hunters can hunt waterfowl in North Dakota beginning Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Waterfowl preview: Duck numbers look good in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota despite dry conditions
September 16, 2018 - 6:30am
September 11, 2018
Doug Leier: Waterfowl openers next up on North Dakota's fall hunting agenda
September 11, 2018 - 11:10am
August 29, 2018
Banding ducks is a "hands-on" activity that can get messy, so anyone planning to handle ducks should wear old clothes or rain gear. Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge's annual duck-banding night is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. (Photo courtesy of Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge)
Annual duck banding night set for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
August 29, 2018 - 9:51am
August 21, 2018
The number of mallards and most other ducks across North America are down this year from 2017 but remain above long-term averages. Forum News Service file photo
North American duck numbers down, but above average
August 21, 2018 - 6:01pm
August 20, 2018
Continental duck populations declined 13 percent from last year to 41.2 million, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday in its 2018 "Trends in Duck Breeding Populations" report. Mallard numbers, at an estimated 9.3 million, were down 12 percent from 2017 but 17 percent above the long term average. Overall, duck populations remain 17 percent above the long-term average. (Photo/ Craig Bihrle, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Breeding duck populations decline across North America, survey shows
August 20, 2018 - 4:16pm
August 6, 2018
North Dakota's duck brood index is up 37 percent from last year, based on results from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's annual mid-July waterfowl production survey. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
North Dakota's duck production up from last year, mid-July survey shows
August 6, 2018 - 10:25am
July 1, 2018
The 2018-19 Federal Duck Stamp featuring this pair of mallards in flight by winning artist Bob Hautman of Delano, Minn., went on sale Friday, June 29. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
July 1, 2018 - 8:02am
June 18, 2018
Spring breeding duck numbers were down 5 percent from last year in North Dakota but remain 16 percent higher than the long-term average from 1948 through 2017, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department reported Monday. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Spring breeding duck numbers decline in North Dakota, Game and Fish Department survey shows
June 18, 2018 - 9:45am
February 21, 2018
(North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Midwinter waterfowl surveys provide important, big-picture info on ducks and geese
February 21, 2018 - 11:05am
November 2, 2017
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are considering reducing the state's walleye limit from six to four. News Tribune file
Outdoors report: Fish biting as freeze approaches
November 2, 2017 - 7:53pm
October 15, 2017
Andy Schoneich, co-author of "Evans Duck Decoy Factory: A Collectors Comprehensive Pictorial Reference Guide," displays one of the Walter Evans decoys that prompted him to write the book with Terry Smart. (Photo courtesy of Andy Schoneich)
Book brings decoy history to life
October 15, 2017 - 7:43am
September 24, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Teal take off ahead of hunters
September 24, 2017 - 6:53am
September 17, 2017
Waterfowl hunters will encounter drier conditions in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota when the rgular duck and goose seasons open Saturday, Sept. 23. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Dry conditions greet waterfowl hunters
September 17, 2017 - 8:01am
September 6, 2017
North Dakota's 2017 waterfowl season is similar to last year as far as regulations and bag limits. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: Drought dampens generally good waterfowl season outlook in North Dakota
September 6, 2017 - 10:39am
August 20, 2017
The Department of Natural Resources' exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair draws about 500,000 visitors annually. The fair begins Aug. 24 and continues through Sept. 4. (Photo/ Deborah Rose, Minnesota DNR)
OUTDOORS ROUNDUP: Continental duck numbers hold steady
August 20, 2017 - 11:15am