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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

Montana restricts oil drilling to protect sage grouse, head off federal intervention

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Brown

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, bringing Montana into step with states across the West rushing …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Prairie grouse prefer a room with a view

September 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NORTHEASTERN MONTANA Morning comes early in sharptail camp. We slither out of our down cocoons into the heavy dew before dawn.
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SD will have no sage grouse hunting season

July 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided that no season will be held this fall because the bird’s population has fallen in recent years.
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Minnesota grouse season looks, smells right this year

September 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. The old tote road trail not only looks right on this opening day of Minnesota’s 2012 grouse season it smells right too. Continue Reading

Grouse are on the slide in their 10-year cycle

September 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. Be ready to walk.
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The grouse hunter’s essentials

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Here are the basic items that Ted Dick, grouse coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, takes with him when he goes into the woods grouse hunting, beyond a shotgun and shells. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA GROUSE PREVIEW: As expected, numbers decline

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ruffed grouse hunting season opens Saturday in Minnesota, and grouse numbers are expected to be down significantly from last year. Continue Reading

N.D. grouse preview: Sharptails, Huns show modest increases

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota hunters can expect to encounter a few more sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge and fewer ruffed grouse this fall, the Game and Fish Department said. Continue Reading