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    North Dakota's bighorn sheep season opener on Oct. 28 will come and go with little fanfare, except from eight hunters who are excitedly gearing up for their one and only chance to hunt these special animals in the state. It's a big deal for biologists at the State Game and Fish Department, too...
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    It's time again for what is affectionately called the "Big Three" application period, and this year has good news on all fronts. The State Game and Fish Department is bumping up the number of elk and moose licenses over last year, and bighorn sheep are back in the mix after a year with no...
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    This is the first fall in many years that North Dakota has not had a bighorn sheep hunting season. Even though the number of licenses has always been low, typically ranging from three to six a year over the last two decades, interest was always high, with odds of receiving one of these...
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    by Doug Leier In terms of sheer hunter interest and popularity, the question of, "How'd the deer and pheasants make it through the winter?" is asked more often than, "What's the latest on the bighorn sheep population?" It's not because people don't care about bighorn sheep. On the contrary...
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    by Doug Leier Most everyone who hunts in North Dakota, whether they actually hunt deer or not, knows the opening day for deer gun season is Friday, Nov. 8. I'd also venture to guess that unless you were one of the four hunters who have a North Dakota bighorn sheep license for this fall, or if...
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    Doug Leier It's a pretty consistent fact of life that the more we have, the less we appreciate it, and conversely, what we're lacking we may tend to hold in a little higher regard. In North Dakota's outdoor world, the whooping crane population is a pretty good example. They're...
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    Doug Leier The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 North Dakota moose, elk and bighorn sheep license lottery is March 27. Even though the odds of drawing one of these "big three" licenses is small, you of course can't get one if you don't fill out and send in a paper or online...
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