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Leier: Ice fishing evolves through decades

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

When I think of what “good ice fishing” means, I have to approach it from two different time sets.
In one set, I think of myself as a young kid in LaMoure in the 1980s, ice fishing with my dad. We’d spend our time sitting on 5-gallon buckets a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Ice fishing evolves through decades

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

When I think of what “good ice fishing” means, I have to approach it from two different time sets.
In one set, I think of myself as a young kid in LaMoure in the 1980s, ice fishing with my dad. We’d spend our time sitting on 5-gallon buckets a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Becoming a state Game and Fish warden

November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Leading off with, “It seems like yesterday” is pretty good qualifier to acknowledge I’m not a kid anymore.
Fact is, it’s been 20 years since I took my final college exam, and also took the North Dakota Game and Fish Department game warden ex…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Obama’s big immigration error

November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Back in July, when President Obama was deciding whether to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections, I got into one of those cable-news debates that offer the president unsolicited advice from the unqualified.
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Leier: ND’s rich 125-year history in outdoors

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

As North Dakota gives pause to acknowledge the 125th anniversary of statehood, much will be made of its history, and thoughts of how the state will age into the future.
And some of that history will revolve around wildlife and the outdoors, from the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier; Completed or continuing research in ND

October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

My job as an outreach biologist is everything from working with local media and civic and school groups, to checking on possible fish kills, and even surveillance of moose or other critters in places we’d rather not have them.
I enjoy the variety …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Keeping out aquatic trouble in ND

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Throughout the fall season, and honestly in about any discussion on the future of hunting, habitat and wildlife populations, you’ll read, see and hear discussion on the loss of habitat.
Thankfully for now in North Dakota, only a small part of that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Keeping out aquatic trouble in ND

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Throughout the fall season, and honestly in about any discussion on the future of hunting, habitat and wildlife populations, you’ll read, see and hear discussion on the loss of habitat.
Thankfully for now in North Dakota, only a small part of that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Hunters play critical function with surveys

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

As a life-long resident of North Dakota, I take pride in knowing that hunters contribute more to our outdoor heritage than just license dollars.
Something as simple as voluntarily reporting violations goes a long way to assist game wardens in doing …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Hunters play critical function with surveys

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

As a life-long resident of North Dakota, I take pride in knowing that hunters contribute more to our outdoor heritage than just license dollars.
Something as simple as voluntarily reporting violations goes a long way to assist game wardens in doing …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com