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Hunting, wildlife groups weigh in against universal background checks
The National Rifle Association and 30 other hunting, wildlife and conservation groups sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate this week opposing background checks and other restrictions they say a...
4/5/13 at 10:45 AM N.D. Chapter of the Wildlife Society marks 50 years 2/8/13 at 3:59 PM
DNR plans aerial deer, elk surveys in northwest Minnesota 1/14/13 at 11:42 AM
Catfishing in Fargo-Moorhead
Last summer I had the privilege of going on a catfishing exhibition with Jason Mitchel for his show Jason Mitchell Outdoors. Although the filming took place last summer the show will be aired this Sun...
2/20/13 at 5:00 PM
Unless you live in a cave, you're likely well aware that, although it's only early autumn, Old Man Winter has already reared his ugly head for the first time here in the Red River Valley. If the ...
10/4/12 at 9:15 PM
When worlds collide: human, critter and virus
Two of the more intriguing health stories this past summer didn't involve rogue sharks, swine flu or any of the other usual suspects. The stars of this particular show were the hantavirus and the West...
9/26/12 at 9:47 AM
I can’t wait to get on the road again
I cant tell you how many miles Ive driven in the course of the last two weeks, but with trips to the Minnesota State Fair and Clay County Fair, coupled with jaunts to the farm and a backroads drive th...
9/10/12 at 7:19 PM Frogs, feathers and ticks, oh my! 3/19/12 at 5:21 PM
An evening adventure 9/26/11 at 1:33 PM
2012 watchable wildlife photo contest
The deadline for submitting photos to the North Dakota Game and Fish Departments annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Sept. 30. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well ...
7/6/12 at 2:30 PM don't touch 6/1/10 at 7:41 AM
spring watchable wildlife opportunities in ND 3/24/10 at 11:33 AM
Say it ain't so Denny!
I have a big question for Denny Walaker, Mayor of Fargo, today. The question: Is what Bruce Brovold is sayingtoday in his letter to the editorin The Forumtrue? Is the City of Fargo turning its head wh...
6/18/12 at 10:43 AM
"Please Do Not Feed the Wombats"
Whatever you do, do NOT feed the wombats. The wombats are on a special diet today at the Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide, South Australia, hence the sign requesting that they not be fed. But mostly ...
4/7/12 at 9:34 PM
Getting Wild in the City!
Fridays are hectic days in my office, but last week turned interesting when a hen turkey decided to take a walk right in front of my office windows. Believe me when I say I was surprised! What has...
4/3/12 at 5:30 AM
The Wild Side of the Museum
Being the director of a small museum and archaeology site has its challenges, none more amusing and frustrating than dealing with an invasion of wildlife on the grounds. Our grounds cover approximate...
11/29/11 at 2:30 PM
Local Afton couple lends a helping hand to Valley Creek
When Washington Conservation District staff and board members visited Mike and Trudy Berggrens home in Afton during a conservation tour this fall, it was hard to get the group to leave. I ne...
10/31/11 at 4:26 PM If at first you don’t succeed, kill, kill again 10/11/11 at 11:46 AM
Board tour shows that conservation works in any setting 9/30/11 at 3:49 PM
Anyone spotting some wildlife?
There were three Canada geese just outside my door this morning. One of them was a breeding pair with six goslings. They stood guard over their young and watching me closely as I got out my camera for...
5/18/11 at 4:36 PM Reader photos: How to taunt a deer hunter 12/10/10 at 10:30 AM
White House's delay restricts federal resources in flood fight
FARGO - All that's needed is a signature. One signature from President Barack Obama - and federal resources from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other agencies can be activated for emergency...
4/6/11 at 11:01 AM
Cashing in on wildlife
Arguments on both sides of this issue can be made with equally passionate reasoning. It comes down to a simple question: Who "owns"the wild creatures which fly, swim, or walk among us? I only ask thi...
4/2/11 at 6:15 AM A few moments with Chuck 3/30/11 at 6:00 AM
When birdshot just won't do 2/19/10 at 6:10 AM
St. Paul man captures long buck fight on video
Fellow outdoors writer Chris Niskanen at the St. Paul Pioneer Press posted some good video of two bucks fighting just days before the Minnesota deer season in the back yard of a St. Paul man. Two vide...
11/10/10 at 11:31 AM Trail camera records mountain lion near Two Harbors 10/26/10 at 1:44 PM
Moose harvest similar to recent years 10/21/10 at 6:18 PM