Light Geese Sightings in North Dakota

March 2, 2017 by  
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Light Geese Sightings in North Dakota

On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9, Bismarck recorded a low temperature of 15 below zero, the third day in a row of sub-zero readings. At that time, I don’t think anyone could have predicted North Dakota would have snow geese within its borders just over a week later when the spring light goose conservation […]

Plenty of Hunting Opportunities Remain in 2016

December 14, 2016 by  
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Plenty of Hunting Opportunities Remain in 2016

For many, enjoying North Dakota’s outdoors in December means waiting for the ice to firm up for ice fishing, darkhouse spearfishing, or maybe muskrat trapping. But there’s no shortage of other things to do in the next few weeks while the ice is taking its time. While most of the good duck, pheasant, goose and […]

How the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Changed Waterfowl Hunting

December 7, 2016 by  
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How the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Changed Waterfowl Hunting

As I write this the first winter weather of 2016 is turning an extended fall into the reality of a typical November, which means ducks and geese on the move, and in many parts of North Dakota that can create quite a spectacle – for hunters and others who just enjoy observing migrating waterfowl on […]

Waterfowl Season Setting Process Changing

February 10, 2016 by  
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Waterfowl Season Setting Process Changing

Many people who hunt waterfowl are familiar with a season-setting process that in the northern tier of states is finalized only a few weeks before opening day. Starting this year, however, the process is changing. What was previously a two-cycle regulatory practice – one for waterfowl and one for other migratory birds (doves, cranes) – […]

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 […]