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Feds seek threatened status for some sage grouse

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Jason Dearen
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that prom…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Feds seek threatened status for some sage grouse

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Jason Dearen
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that prom…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Longtime Fish and Wildlife Service manager Roger Hollevoet retires

September 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Earlier this month, Roger Hollevoet called it a career, retiring as project leader of the federal agency’s Devils Lake Wetland Management District, a position that had dominated his life since June 1986. Continue Reading

WATERFOWL PREVIEW: Another ‘green light’ year for ducks

September 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Unless something drastic changes between now and next weekend, waterfowl hunters will be in for one of the driest falls in recent history when the regular season for ducks and geese opens Saturday in North Dakota and Minnesota. Continue Reading

Partners for Fish and Wildlife program marks 25 years of success

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s private-lands program provides cost-share and technical assistance to private landowners with the aim of restoring or establishing wildlife habitat. This year, Partners for Fish and Wildlife marks its 25th anniversary. Continue Reading

National survey shows increase in number of hunters, anglers

August 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After decades of decline, hunter and angler numbers tallied double-digit gains in the past five years, results from a new national survey of outdoor recreation show. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar highlighted the survey findings this week. Continue Reading

Band returns shed light on the miracle of migration

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mark Fisher, biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Devils Lake, recently compiled band returns from more than 900 ducks banded in the Lake Region in the past 25 years.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider ice fishing on Lake Alice

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roger Hollevoet, project leader of the Service’s Devils Lake Wetland Management District, said the office is getting a lot of pressure from anglers to open Lake Alice to ice fishing. Continue Reading

OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Deer harvest down, North Dakota refuges offer late-season upland bird hunts etc.

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

According to Paul Telander, regional wildlife supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji, the harvest is down about 30 percent in the far northern areas, 8 to 10 percent in the Bemidji-Park Rapids area, 27 percent in the western part of the region and 7 to 15 percent in the far southwest portion of the region.
Regionwide, the deer kill is down about 13 percent, but season continues through today in some of the easternmost permit areas. Season in most of northwest Minnesota ended Nov. 13. Continue Reading

Feds reopen comment period for Great Lakes wolves

August 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in May officially filed its intent to remove federal protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan because the animals have more than recovered from the brink of extinction over the past 35 years. Continue Reading