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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

Leier: North Dakota fisheries remain upbeat

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1988 I was a sophomore in high school, I was more than happy to catch a few perch, walleye or northern pike, and sometimes even bullheads.
It seems I never had a problem finding the yellow-bellied, numerous-yet-undesirable fish, even when the num…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Important safety tips for summer

June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ll be the first to admit that following a long and cold winter and a short spring counted in days or weeks and not months, we almost feel like we’re trying to play catch up before we miss out on the summertime outdoors fun.
From fishing, boati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Recapping deer management meetings

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Most of us would already assume that April is a busy month for fisheries biologists, as ice-out brings pike spawning, then walleye spawning and initiation of all the other management work that corresponds to open water.
Perhaps not so well known is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Recapping deer management meetings

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Most of us would already assume that April is a busy month for fisheries biologists, as ice-out brings pike spawning, then walleye spawning and initiation of all the other management work that corresponds to open water.
Perhaps not so well known is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: ND anglers can enjoy 365 days of fishing

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ve always enjoyed the arrival of spring. I’ve lived in a number of towns and areas in just about every corner of North Dakota, and whether it’s Williston, Bottineau, Bismarck or West Fargo, each has its own special draw.
While all of us in t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: ND anglers can enjoy 365 days of fishing

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ve always enjoyed the arrival of spring. I’ve lived in a number of towns and areas in just about every corner of North Dakota, and whether it’s Williston, Bottineau, Bismarck or West Fargo, each has its own special draw.
While all of us in t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Deer meeting should peak ND hunters interest

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

For the last decade or so, North Dakota has had around 100,000 active deer hunters, plus or minus a few thousand in any given year.
All of us should be interested in the upcoming series of deer management meetings the North Dakota Game and Fish Depa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Breaking a routine, fishing in new spots

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Like a lot of people, I’m often guilty of following a routine. That’s particularly true when it comes to choosing fishing spots.
Year after year I can fish the same lakes, recall past visits, and assess the current state — whether the water is…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com