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Pheasant Outlook Optimistic: Bird numbers up as small towns brace for hunters

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

This small southwest North Dakota town typically has two busy seasons: harvest and hunting.
The latter kicks off this morning with the opening of the state’s pheasant hunting season — and Regent is one of the places to be.
Like many rural North…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Worthington ready for governor’s pheasant opener

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — With 99 percent of the corn crop still in the field, participants in the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Saturday will have more than enough challenge to find the ever-elusive ringnecks.

Rest assured, though — ther…continue reading on dglobe.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

Veeder: Rekindle passions after long seasons of work

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The sun is slower to rise, and the leaves on the ash trees in the coulees are starting to give in to cooler weather. I’m sitting in my big chair watching the branches bob and sway to a chilly wind.
It rained last night. In a few weeks it could be …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

Growing numbers: Increase in wolf hunting permits, higher harvest level set for 2014

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced the state’s 2014 wolf hunting and trapping season, adding 500 additional licenses over last year’s total and increasing the number of wolves that can be killed …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Leier: Sage grouse numbers raise hope, optimism

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota won’t have a sage grouse hunting season in 2014. That news probably doesn’t surprise anyone who pays attention to the state’s outdoor world.
Sage grouse are North Dakota’s largest native upland game bird, found only in the extre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com