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2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The moose population in northern Minnesota’s forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants.

“All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Moose Collaborative, to do what we know would …continue reading on

Agate Days Festival gets ready to rock!

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Agate lovers take notice — this weekend is your time to shine.

The Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the 45th Annual Carlton County Gem and Mineral Show and Agate Days Festival Saturday and Sund…continue reading on

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

FOTB: The school of fish: Teacher and fishing guide gives lessons on Lake Sakakawea

July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON — Matt Liebel may be a fish whisperer.
The Watford City native started fishing before age 5, and like any savvy fish whisperer-in-training, his mantra proved prescient.
“Let’s go fishing, let continue reading on

Wardens land another fish bust on Devils Lake

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEVILS LAKE — Five Wisconsin anglers face fines and court costs of as much as $1,725 each after being found with 100 walleyes over their limit on Devils Lake.
Charged in Ramsey County with exceeding the possession limit of walleye were Michael Wir…continue reading on

Having a wild encounter with baby raccoons

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BRAINERD, Minn. — Mike Petersen is no stranger to wildlife encounters.
His home is on the Mississippi River near the French Rapids in Brainerd. However, last week something happened that he had never seen before.
Around dinner time Petersen walke…continue reading on

Duck numbers up: Survey tallies gain in North Dakota spring waterfowl population

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Spring duck numbers in North Dakota were up 23 percent from last year and 110 percent higher than the long-term average from 1948 to 1913, the Game and Fish Department said this week.
According to Mike Szymanski, waterfowl biologist for…continue reading on

Might be on the move: Yellowstone American bison may relocate to North, South Dakota

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction.
The U.S. Department of the …continue reading on

Dakota Recreation Report

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Outdoor notes
- July 12: Mule Deer Foundation’s youth M.U.L.E.Y. Day Camp, Moffit. Email ( for more information or to pre-register.
- July 12: Lake Sakakawea, McKenzie Bay; Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson; Lake…continue reading on

TRNP to use aerial spraying to control invasive weeds in North Unit

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Aerial spraying of herbicide to control Canada thistle and leafy spurge in backcountry areas is expected to begin in Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit on Wednesday. Spraying will continue for two to three days, weather permitting, or until …continue reading on