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October 4, 2017
In 1996, North Dakota hunters shot 311,000 pheasants. In fall 1997, only 136,000 roosters were taken. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: Pheasant numbers reflect difficult conditions
October 4, 2017 - 9:26am
October 1, 2017
North Dakota's summer roadside pheasant counts were down 61 percent statewide from last year, the Game and Fish Department said. North Dakota's pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 7. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
A tougher go for pheasant hunters
October 1, 2017 - 7:42am
September 24, 2017
FEDERAL DUCK STAMP WINNER: An acrylic painting of mallards in flight by artist Bob Hautman of Delano, Minn., is the winner of the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The stamp will be made into the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, best known as the Duck Stamp. The win was Hautman's third in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR accepts applications for Lake of the Woods input panel, North Dakota youth pheasant weekend set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 etc.
September 24, 2017 - 7:52am
September 17, 2017
A painting of white-winged scoters by Shakopee, Minn., artist Mark Thone will be featured on the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual state stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. This was Thone’s first time winning the duck stamp contest. The waterfowl stamp validation, required to hunt ducks and geese in Minnesota, costs $7.50 and buyers can receive the pictorial stamp for another 75 cents. Info: mndnr.gov/stamps.
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota pheasant numbers decline, Minnesota study reveals neonicotinoid prevalence in prairie grouse etc.
September 17, 2017 - 7:00am
September 11, 2017
North Dakota's roadside pheasant counts are down 61 percent from 2016, the Game and Fish Department says. (Photo/ Craig Bihrle, N.D. Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota pheasant count declines 61 percent, survey shows
September 11, 2017 - 9:58am
August 25, 2017
Ringneck pheasant in South Dakota. Forum News Service file photo.
SD pheasant survey shows 45 percent drop in population from '16
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
April 3, 2017
The rooster pheasant Grand Forks homeowner Tim Pasley named Paul in honor of a pheasant hunting buddy struts his stuff Saturday afternoon, April 1. (Photo/ Greg Mattson, special to the Herald)
Paul the pheasant livens up Grand Forks neighborhood
April 3, 2017 - 3:41pm
March 15, 2017
North Dakota's pheasant season can open no later than Oct. 12 under legislation Gov. Doug Burgum signed Tuesday. That means pheasant season this year will open Oct. 7 instead of Oct. 14 as the Game and Fish Department originally recommended. (Photo/ Craig Bihrle, N.D. Game and Fish Department)
New law moves North Dakota pheasant opener to Oct. 7
March 15, 2017 - 5:17pm
February 3, 2017
Sprih Harsh rotates the antennae attached to a compass to help track the frequency of collared pheasants on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, east of Virgil, S.D. Matt Gade / Forum News Serviceplay button
University, state team up for 'paramount' S.D. pheasant study
February 3, 2017 - 4:59pm
January 4, 2017
Winters with deep snow and sustained periods of cold can be fatal to pheasants, such as these North Dakota birds that froze to death in January 2008. The impact of this winter's severe start on pheasants and other wildlife remains to be seen, officials say. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Winter's impact on wildlife concerns Game and Fish officials
January 4, 2017 - 11:21am
December 30, 2016
An elk moves through a patch of trees in northwest Minnesota in this undated photo. Elk were in the news in 2016 in Minnesota and North Dakota. (Photo/Minnesota DNR)
2016: The outdoors in review
December 30, 2016 - 1:29pm
Jared Wiklund, who grew up in Duluth and now works for Pheasants Forever in St. Paul, follows his English pointer, Jaxon, through grassy cover on a state Wildlife Management Area near Hinckley, Minn., on Oct. 20, 2016. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Finding pheasants in northern Minnesota no tall task
October 30, 2016 - 6:01am
October 8, 2016
Craig Thompson, of St. Francisville, La., middle, talks and laughs with his group of hunters from Louisiana have dinner at Pheasants Café and Lounge in Mott on Friday night before the North Dakota pheasant hunting opener on Saturday morning. ​(Kalsey Stults / The Dickinson Press)
Pheasant hunters are flocking to the birds
October 8, 2016 - 12:21pm
October 2, 2016
Matt Olson, Lisbon, N.D., Pheasants Forever regional representative for North Dakota, said the pheasant opener remains one of the big events on North Dakota's outdoors calendar. Pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 8. (Pheasants Forever photo)
Fewer pheasants in forecast for North Dakota's upcoming season.
October 2, 2016 - 8:30am
Pheasants Forever highlights fall hunting prospects
October 2, 2016 - 7:30am