Coyote Catalog Seeks Landowner Participation

January 15, 2014 by  

Coyote Catalog Seeks Landowner Participation

by Doug Leier   For as often as I hear people lament the electronic age we live in, there’s always a flip side. While I’ll never spend more time looking at my phone than at a bobber, I’ll also never intentionally leave the phone at home either, because it provides nearly instant emergency access and […]

PLOTS Guide

September 21, 2011 by  

PLOTS Guide

Doug Leier Over the past two decades the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has emphasized wildlife habitat enhancement and hunting access on private land through its Private Land Initiative. Most North Dakota hunters are familiar with the Private Land Open to Sportsmen program, which provides walking hunting access to more than a million acres […]

Ruffed Grouse Opener

September 20, 2011 by  

Ruffed Grouse Opener

Our Outdoors By Nick Simonson Opening day in the northwoods of Minnesota generally isn’t the ideal time to chase after the booming wingbeats of a ruffed grouse.  The weather is hit-or-miss, with some mid-September weekend temperatures climbing into the 80s, limiting the time afield for my lab, Gunnar.  There’s still a great deal of foliage […]

Buck Knives Father’s Day Sale

June 10, 2010 by  

Buck Knives Father’s Day Sale

BUCK KNIVES 40% OFF Father’s Day Sale! 40% OFF Any Knife!* www.buckknives.com Get dad a new knife this Father’s Day at an unbeatable price. Buck has a knife for every occasion. Be sure to check out our Father’s Day Special! It’s a limited edition 110 Folding Hunter with Nickel Silver Bolsters, instead of the standard […]

ND Predator Hunting & Trapping

January 28, 2010 by  

ND Predator Hunting & Trapping

By Doug Leier In the early 1980s trapping fox, coyotes, badgers, muskrat and a bonus mink did more than just pay for gas. Fur prices were strong and fox outnumbered coyotes to the point where a coyote pelt brought a nice reward, and the intense hunting and trapping effort helped keep numbers in check as […]

Flinch-Free Firing – Rifle Shooting Technique

February 13, 2009 by  

Flinch-Free Firing – Rifle Shooting Technique

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson An old neighbor of mine who was just as good at busting sporting clays on the skeet range as he was at busting my chops regarding my tales of fishing and hunting misadventure, asked me what my problem was when he read I didn’t get a deer on opening weekend a […]

Have You Done Your Fur Homework? – Coyote Hunting Techniques

February 13, 2009 by  

Have You Done Your Fur Homework? – Coyote Hunting Techniques

By Brad Troftgruben I’m often asked at tournaments and seminars what I think contributes to my success over the next guy. My answer always gets funny looks like I’m trying to dodge the question and give a generic answer but it’s the truth plain and simple. You can’t call predators where they don’t exist. I […]

The Furbearers of North Dakota

February 13, 2009 by  

The Furbearers of North Dakota

By Doug Leier The increasing presence of mountain lions in North Dakota has received a lot of attention over the past few years, but during the same time, a couple other native species are also perhaps returning to the state after long absences. The swift fox was once abundant across the prairies of North Dakota, but […]

Predator Hunting Tips

February 13, 2009 by  

Predator Hunting Tips

By the Nodak Outdoors Community Recently, I asked the Predator Hunting forum here at Nodak Outdoors to pass on some of the most overlooked predator hunting tips. Within the day, there was a wide variety of responses. Here are some predator hunting tips that will hopefully bag more fur! (There has been a second article in […]

Predator Hunting Tactics

February 13, 2009 by  

Predator Hunting Tactics

By the Nodak Outdoors Community Recently, I asked the Predator Hunting forum here at Nodak Outdoors to pass on some of the most common and overlooked predator hunting tactics. There was a wide variety of responses, so much so that this is the 2nd article in the series. Check out last month’s article on Predator Hunting […]

Blisters and Song Dogs – Montana Coyote Hunting

February 13, 2009 by  

Blisters and Song Dogs – Montana Coyote Hunting

By Brad Troftgruben My long time calling teammate Jim Benson and myself awoke and wiped the long sleep from our eyes. We instantly both looked at each other and smiled. We smiled because unlike ten hours ago when we called it a night, the wind was no longer shaking the windows in our motel room. […]

Coyote Hunting – Up Close and Personal

February 13, 2009 by  

Coyote Hunting – Up Close and Personal

By Jamie P. Olson It’s Thursday night and I am packing up for an early Saturday morning hunt (of course I am packing Thursday night so I can get some sleep Friday night). I call my hunting partner Jayson Deziel of Artistic Wildlife Taxidermy several times that night going over everything twice. The third time […]

How To Educate Hunters About Predators – Predator Management

February 13, 2009 by  

How To Educate Hunters About Predators – Predator Management

By Bruce Hemming Researching how predators effect game population can be difficult and time consuming. These days, it appears that everyone has an agenda and the Sportsman is the loser. This is not apparent at first. It seems like the first excuse is always the cycle of the prey species. While it’s true that all […]

Fur Trapping – What Happened?

February 13, 2009 by  

Fur Trapping – What Happened?

By Doug Leier Many of the first inhabitants of what is now North Dakota depended on hunting and gathering for subsistence. Many of the first explorers of European descent, more than 200 years ago, were trappers and hunters. They trapped beavers and just generally lived off the land, from Pembina to Fort Abercrombie, depending on […]

The Realities of a Hunting Bounty

February 13, 2009 by  

The Realities of a Hunting Bounty

By Doug Leier The shear principle of wildlife management makes it a work in progress, much like any other modern process of continued evaluation and testing and trying. What was considered acceptable yesterday may fall into the realm of objectionable in short order. Such is the case with bounties. Bounties, whether for gophers, skunks, rabbits […]

Introducing Kids to Trapping

February 13, 2009 by  

Introducing Kids to Trapping

By Doug Leier Fisheries and wildlife managers continue to emphasize the importance of retaining current hunters and anglers, and recruiting new members into their fraternity. But what about the future of trapping? I would venture to guess that, in a lot of back yards this winter; you’ll find a youngster trying to catch a rabbit […]

The Importance of Trapping

February 13, 2009 by  

The Importance of Trapping

By Doug Leier There probably isn’t an outdoor activity that has fallen under more scrutiny than trapping. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because over the past decade, people in the wildlife management field have done a lot of research to evaluate traps and trapping. The intent has been to find ways to improve and […]

Competition and the Outdoors

January 29, 2009 by  

Competition and the Outdoors

By Doug Leier One look at my 2-year-old son and year-old daughter grappling for a toy is proof positive that competition is instinctive among humans. Many times I’ve sat idly by, observing the escalation in use of force between my children. I intervene when the imaginary line between healthy competition and unwarranted actions is crossed. […]