The Many Hats of Game & Fish

October 1, 2014 by  
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The Many Hats of Game & Fish

By Doug Leier My job as an outreach biologist is everything from working with local media and civic and school groups, to checking on possible fish kills, and even surveillance of moose or other critters in places we’d rather not have them. I enjoy the variety and never pursued a career in natural resources with […]

Sometimes I Miss Mending Fences…

September 4, 2014 by  
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Sometimes I Miss Mending Fences…

By Doug Leier Like a lot of people my age and older, my early impression of a wildlife professional was the Marlon Perkins/Jim Fowler “Wild Kingdom” type who millions of people got to see working directly with wild animals in exotic places. At age 18, in my first summer of field work for the U.S. […]

North Dakota Game & Fish Helps Keep Fish Population Robust

North Dakota Game & Fish Helps Keep Fish Population Robust

By Doug Leier The well documented and discussed wet cycle and expansion of fisheries is not new to most anglers, or even people who don’t fish. Anyone over the age of 25 can attest to the continuing growth and expansion of water and fisheries in North Dakota. While the slow accumulation of new water on […]

Winter Wildlife Management: Artificial Feeding and Habitat

December 11, 2013 by  
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Winter Wildlife Management: Artificial Feeding and Habitat

by Doug Leier Wildlife management has changed over time. One prime example is the historical practice of feeding wildlife – deer, birds and just about everything in between, especially during winter when people perceive a shortage of food. This practice was once embraced by most wildlife professionals, and the traditional thought process made sense to […]

Maintaining Public Hunting Lands & Wildlife Management Areas

Maintaining Public Hunting Lands & Wildlife Management Areas

Doug Leier For most of us, the road traveled matters little once we’ve arrived at our destination. Seldom do we realize – or appreciate – when beginning a pheasant hunt across the prairie, the time and energy it takes to provide access to a public hunting spot. When you get to spend a few hours […]