May 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Looser rules proposed to bring numbers down in South Dakota.
March 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Fight against overpopulation continues with second season of no bag limits.
January 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
More geese are taking advantage of mild weather and open water by making Sioux Falls their permanent home instead of migrating south for the winter. Continue Reading
October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
I recently saw an article about geese by the thousands in Manitoba. Being not a hunter but an avid photographer, where could I go to find these in North Dakota? Continue Reading
September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Ryan Schuster, a senior at Red River High School, shot what appears to be a Canada goose with albino characteristics, Sept. 23 near Drayton, N.D. “I know this bird gave us an early look at our decoys,” Ryan’s dad, Tom (background), writes. “He came back later in the morning for a closer look and Ryan made a nice shot.” He said the goose is being mounted. Mike Johnson a migratory bird biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck, said he receives several inquiries about geese with similar appearances. “The bird in the photo is not a true or complete albino, because it has some black feathers and some coloration,” Johnson writes. “Albinism is genetic mutation that suppresses all color pigments in feathers, and soft body parts. True albinos have pink eyes. If it is a Canada-type bird, which I can’t tell from the photo, it is most likely a hybrid with a domestic goose.” Continue Reading
September 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Unless something drastic changes between now and next weekend, waterfowl hunters will be in for one of the driest falls in recent history when the regular season for ducks and geese opens Saturday in North Dakota and Minnesota. Continue Reading