OUTDOORS REPORT: Eighth lion taken in N.D.'s Zone 1 ... Rapid City plans to kill urban deer ... Two duck hunters rescued from lake ... more
Eighth lion taken in Zone 1; two more closes zone BISMARCK -- A hunter has killed North Dakota's eighth mountain lion in Zone 1, the state Game and Fish Department reported today. If two more lions are taken from Zone 1 before March 31, the quota...
Eighth lion taken in Zone 1; two more closes zone
BISMARCK -- A hunter has killed North Dakota's eighth mountain lion in Zone 1, the state Game and Fish Department reported today. If two more lions are taken from Zone 1 before March 31, the quota of 10 will have been reached. and the Zone 1 season will close.
When the final lion is taken, Game and Fish will issue a press release to media outlets announcing the close of the season in Zone 1. Hunters also can check the number of lions taken in Zone 1 by accessing the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.
Zone 1 includes most of western North Dakota. Zone 2, with no quota, is the remainder of the state and is open through March 31.
The mountain lion season is open only to North Dakota residents. A furbearer or combination license is required.
City makes plans to kill urban deer
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Rapid City is making plans to cull its urban deer herd again.
On Wednesday the city's Legal and Finance Committee approved plans to kill a total of 300 deer in December and January.
A Game, Fish and Parks survey last month shows Rapid City's average number of deer per mile is 2.38, compared with four per mile in 1996. But Game, Fish and Parks still recommends the deer kill.
Ferret population increases at park
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. -- The population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Wind Cave National Park is about one-third larger after the release of 12 ferrets that were raised in captivity.
Two duck hunters rescued from lake
CENTENNIAL, Minn. -- Two duck hunters had to be rescued from a frigid Otter Lake early Thursday after their boat capsized.
Anoka County authorities received a 911 call about 6:30 a.m. from a home on the lake's shore. A third duck hunter who was wearing a life jacket swam to shore to call for help while his companions tried to stay afloat. Emergency officials responded with a boat and pulled the remaining two men from the water.
Both men were taken to an area hospital suffering from hypothermia. Their conditions are unknown.