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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

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: 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

Leier: New laws set for deer season

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new law that requires a North Dakota driver’s license number or state-issued photo identification number for most people to buy a resident hunting or fishing license, went into effect April 1.
Since this new law directly affects the deer license…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Paddlefish are a unique resource for ND

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

In my early years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, I was a district game warden.
Prior to assuming responsibility for a district, new wardens learn different required skills from experienced wardens at stations around the state. My pr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com