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Beth – Northland Cinema w/ photo?

March 22, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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DOUG LEIER COLUMN: Pheasant hunters should be in for a good season

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

And while North Dakota produces more ducks than pheasants, I’d guess if you asked every hunter their favorite quarry, ducks might finish behind deer and pheasants though a lot of people are avid participants in all three seasons. Continue Reading

OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Finley pheasant hunt, Minnesota youth deer season etc.

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Finley (N.D.) Wildlife Club is planning to release 200 pheasants and offer free hunting on hundreds of acres of land near the community on Oct. 27. Finley is about 65 miles southwest of Grand Forks and 85 miles northwest of Fargo. Continue Reading

ALWAYS IN SEASON: Red-tailed hawks come in many variations

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A couple of weeks ago, I confessed confusing a red-tailed hawk for a goshawk, another raptor. But goshawks and redtails are not particularly closely related nor very similar in appearance or habits.
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‘The hawk guy’: Raptor expert Tim Driscoll has a passion for his research

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tim Driscoll of Grand Forks is a certified raptor authority and director of the Urban Raptor Research Project. He spends hours afield trapping and banding Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and other raptors, collaborating with researchers in other parts of North America. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Conservation gets little mention in political campaigns

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There are several possible reasons why candidates of all parties have chosen to largely conservation in their campaign platforms. Not the least of which is this: There’s really nothing to be gained by advocating for conservation. Continue Reading

HANDS-ON: Learn to carve your own Swedish wooden spoon

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The first course to be offered through the Wildwood School of Outdoor Education is a course on Swedish spoon carving set for 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading

TALKIN’ with DOKKEN: Top spots for photographing migrating geese

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

NEWS SHOTS: Factoids from the outdoors

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Deer and Deer Hunting magazine reports that Wisconsin hunters in 2000 shot 618,274 white-tailed deer. By 2010, that number had dropped to 336,871. Continue Reading

IN THE FIELD: Fisher on a game camera

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stacey Lavelle of Christine, N.D., got this photo of a fisher off a game camera Oct. 2 in her yard about 100 yards from the house. The furbearing mammals have become more abundant across northeast North Dakota in recent years, especially along the Red River and its tributaries, and Lavelle’s game camera photo provides strong evidence they’re also expanding along the river to the south. Christine is about 25 miles south of Fargo. Continue Reading