North Dakota’s Winter Waterfowl Survey Shows Fewer Canada Geese

February 16, 2017 by  
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North Dakota’s Winter Waterfowl Survey Shows Fewer Canada Geese

For a biologist, getting out in the field and collecting data is an important and usually enjoyable part of the job. While I don’t spend as much time in the field as a specific wildlife or fisheries biologist, I do have a variety of assignments that come up unexpectedly, like checking for zebra mussels and […]

August goose hunting

August 5, 2015 by  
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August goose hunting

With back-to-school ads, high school sports and college students all shifting from summer into fall mode, I’ve started to hear some anglers transition from summer fishing to hunting talk. Which isn’t all that surprising, considering the early Canada goose season opens Aug. 15. What may be surprising is that this early season for resident geese […]

2014 Hunting Season Officially Opens in North Dakota

2014 Hunting Season Officially Opens in North Dakota

By Doug Leier The first official hunting season of 2014 has been open since Aug. 9 when the fall crow season began. While I’d venture to guess that very few people gathered the evening before to strategize for the crow opener in the same way they will for waterfowl (residents Sept. 27) pheasant (Oct. 11) […]

Waterfowl Hunting Season Opening in North Dakota

Waterfowl Hunting Season Opening in North Dakota

by Doug Leier Many hunters these days are bemoaning a downward population trend for deer and pheasants in North Dakota. On the other hand, for 2013 at least, duck and goose populations are in good shape and can provide opportunities that hunters may not want to overlook. Opening day for North Dakota residents is September […]

Wildlife Surveys & Fall Flight Forecasting

Wildlife Surveys & Fall Flight Forecasting

By Doug Leier Hunters are not much different than sports fans when it comes to looking forward to upcoming seasons and learning about expert analysis and predictions. Fall flight forecasts for waterfowl and results from upland game brood surveys will pique the interest of hunters and wildlife managers alike. Along the way, from crow and […]

Early Canada Goose Season Licensing

Early Canada Goose Season Licensing

Doug Leier North Dakota’s early Canada goose season has been around for more than a decade and has gone through many evolution’s since it started in 1999. The big change this year is that hunters of all ages, both resident and nonresident, will for the first time need a special license. It’s a specific effort […]

August Goose Opener

August 6, 2012 by  
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August Goose Opener

By Doug Leier Even if you don’t have kids in school, the circadian rhythm, as I refer to it, is evident. When school is out, summer starts. When practices for fall sports begin, the sand is almost out of the summer hourglass. Some North Dakota schools didn’t hold graduation until early June, and by the […]

G+H Weather Vane Decoys Deal

December 12, 2011 by  
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G+H Weather Vane Decoys Deal

Buy 3 six packs get free shipping!! These words are music to all waterfowlers’ ears. G+H Canada Goose Weather Vane Decoys are the ticket for realism in the field. Simple to set up, light for travel, and they move with the slightest wind always realigning themselves. No more days of getting up and moving the […]

The Other Migration

March 25, 2009 by  
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The Other Migration

By PJ Maguire One thing that waterfowl hunters can always learn more about is the migration patterns of ducks and geese. To be successful as a waterfowl hunter it is important to understand how and why ducks and geese use certain migration patterns. Of course weather, moon phases and the calendar all play a major […]

The Canada Goose

March 25, 2009 by  
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The Canada Goose

By Doug Leier I  don’t think of myself as a veteran hunter. But when I put pen to paper and add up the years, I realize it’s been nearly 25 of them since I took hunter education in LaMoure in 1984. During that time, I’ve already experienced some significant changes in our hunting landscape. In […]

First Time on the X

March 24, 2009 by  
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First Time on the X

Richard Kaplan Most of my goose hunting success depends on my ability to run traffic over my decoys. I almost always hunt for geese in a harvested field within a mile of a heavily-used roosting area to ensure that a sufficient number of birds would fly over my decoy spread on their way elsewhere to […]

The Evolving Canada Goose

March 24, 2009 by  
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The Evolving Canada Goose

By Jason Phillips Like clockwork the geese left the roost just as the sun rose above the horizon. The geese had their sights on our decoy spread. Our calls matched their mounting excitement as they approached the landing zone, this was the moment that we had all been waiting for. The geese were approaching the […]

The Challenge of Late Season Geese

March 24, 2009 by  
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The Challenge of Late Season Geese

By Jason Phillips It was just after 5:00 on an early November afternoon as I watched the sun set in the western sky. It was a particularly spectacular sunset unfortunately I was watching it from the window at work instead of while out scouting for geese. Luckily, my hunting buddies were able to go scouting. […]

Early Season Goose Hunting Anticipation

March 23, 2009 by  
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Early Season Goose Hunting Anticipation

To many the early September season doesn’t conjure up images of a traditional waterfowling experience. With the potential for temperatures into the 90s and mosquitoes still claiming their throne as kings of the prairie, there is no doubt that the early season is accompanied by some nuisances. However these are minor annoyances that can be […]

Special Goose Seasons Continue

March 23, 2009 by  
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Special Goose Seasons Continue

By PJ McQuire September 1st will be the opening day for the 2004 early season Canada goose hunting in North Dakota. The 2004 season will be the sixth time in which the North Dakota Game and fish has allowed the early Season for North Dakota hunters. Once again shooting hours will be one-half hour before […]

The Early Canada Goose Hunting Season

March 23, 2009 by  
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The Early Canada Goose Hunting Season

By Doug Leier Not so long ago, in the early 1990s, North Dakota hunters could bag only one Canada goose per day for much of the waterfowl hunting season. The season also ended well before federal frameworks allowed because North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists were cautious about directing too much hunting pressure on […]

Wind and the Critical Role it Plays

February 14, 2009 by  
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Wind and the Critical Role it Plays

By PJ Maguire Picture yourself in a cornfield. It’s late October, the previous night this particular field was lined shoulder to shoulder with Northern mallards. Standing in the headlights of your SUV you toss a few crispy corn petals up in to the air, and watch as a gust of wind takes them back to […]

Canada Goose Hunting Off the “X”

February 14, 2009 by  
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Canada Goose Hunting Off the “X”

By Jed Fluhrer Almost all goose hunters have experienced the high of finding a field full of geese. The feeling of anticipation is unlike any in the waterfowling world. There’s nothing better than setting up decoys on a frosty morning in a field covered in goose scat and downy feathers. While there is no guarantee […]

Early Canada Goose Hunting Tips and Tactics

February 13, 2009 by  
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Early Canada Goose Hunting Tips and Tactics

By Chris Hustad Resident Canada goose populations have exploded in recent years. It’s like night and day comparing the amount of Canada’s I witnessed last year to 5 years ago in my favorite areas. As a result, there’s more and more hunter’s taking the field each September, and for good reason. If you’re new to […]

Goose Calling Tips, Duck Calling Tips Help and Advice “How to’s”

February 13, 2009 by  
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Goose Calling Tips, Duck Calling Tips Help and Advice “How to’s”

We’ve got a great selection of videos on duck calling instructions and goose calling instructions. Learn all the duck calling tips and goose calling tips you need for the field and on stage. These come highly recommended! To get the most out of the instructions, you’ll need to have RealPlayer for the audio clips. Click […]

Goose Recipe

February 13, 2009 by  
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Goose Recipe

Here’s some favorite goose recipes of ours. Goose Recipe Ingredients: 4 large goose breasts 6 tablespoons of salt 3 containers of BBQ sauce (kraft works fine, and it’s cheap) 1 container of favorite BBQ sauce (I like Famous Dave’s “Rich and Sassy”) Mustard Hamburger Buns I like to prepare it the night before the hunt, […]