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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

Company keeps Twin Cities’ geese populace under control

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — The Canada geese were treasures once — majestic, rare, nearly hunted into oblivion. Tom Keefe spent the late 1970s on a farm in North Dakota, coaxing them back from the brink. Every prime specimen he raised was a thrill, ev…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Why is ND wildlife in trouble?

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Several studies are underway to determine why North Dakota’s wildlife populations, specifically iconic game species, are on the decline, and have been for several years. Two factors affecting wildlife — severe winters and the loss of Conservation…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Why is ND wildlife in trouble?

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Several studies are underway to determine why North Dakota’s wildlife populations, specifically iconic game species, are on the decline, and have been for several years. Two factors affecting wildlife — severe winters and the loss of Conservation…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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 dglobe.com

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 pinejournal.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

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 thedickinsonpress.com