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In Our Own Backyard…The thrill of the hunt

November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

I found myself looking down the “schnoz” of one of the biggest bucks I’d ever seen. His antlers were almost as thick as a man’s wrist, the 20-something-inch spread seemed mammoth, and the 15 points were long and elegant, like Liberace’s candelabra.
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In Our Own Backyard…The thrill of the hunt

November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

I found myself looking down the “schnoz” of one of the biggest bucks I’d ever seen. His antlers were almost as thick as a man’s wrist, the 20-something-inch spread seemed mammoth, and the 15 points were long and elegant, like Liberace’s candelabra.
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Minot teenager killed in hunting accident

November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHBURN — The McLean County Sheriff’s office says a 15-year-old boy died from a hunting accident Saturday near Butte in central North Dakota.

The victim of the accident is from Minot and was hunting with his father.

Butte is about 50 miles so…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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