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Beverly Fern Lien
November 19, 2009
When in the woods, patience in priceless
The doe froze, legs slightly splayed after coming to an abrupt halt not 15 yards to my right. Dry oak leaves scuttled past, carried by a light west wind. She stared at me. I stared back. Neither of us daring to make the first move. "Just take a step," I thought, scrunching...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
Plan ahead to make deer opener more enjoyable
My friends call me "boy scout." My wife, Erin, actually coined the term, but it quickly caught on between hunting buddies. This mainly happened because, even though I've never donned a merit badge-adorned sash, I take pride in careful preparation, especially before going afield...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
What's all the fuss about pheasants?
I have a confession: I'm not the biggest fan of pheasants. There, I said it. All you North Dakotans out there please don't hate me. If you would be so kind as to not slash my tires after reading this column, I would appreciate it. In all honesty, pheasants and the subsequent pursuit...
October 22, 2009 - 7:35am
Double down for pheasants during opener in Minnesota
This year's pheasant opener was unique in a number of ways. It was the first time I had opened the season somewhere other than North Dakota, with kickoff usually held at my grandmother's farm near Watford City, N.D. in the company of my dad, brother, uncle and cousins. The hunting...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Low pheasant numbers raise questions as to why counts are down
All signs point to a tougher pheasant season this year. Crowing counts and roadside observations show a general down trend in pheasant numbers...
October 8, 2009 - 10:46am
Even without the Wonder Dog, tradition must continue
The beauty of a tradition is in its consistency, but even in the most deep-rooted custom you are bound to find discrepancies. For example,...
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Game and Fish stresses safety during pheasant season
North Dakota's pheasant hunting season opens Oct. 10, and approximately 100,000 hunters will participate in the upcoming season. With that many hunters, it's important to take proper safety measures in the field. Jon Hanson, hunter education coordinator for the state Game and Fish...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2009
Journey to bow hunting, the shot that cannot be practiced
I had saved every check from writing these columns and all the money I had received from my birthday and holiday gifts in one of my favorite outdoor books. By April, I had $973.25 socked away in the pages of Bill Heavy's latest compilation. This money was accumulated over eight months...
September 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 10, 2009
Bighorn sheep population remains high
North Dakota's bighorn sheep population is in excellent shape, according to Brett Wiedmann, big game biologist for the state Game and Fish Department in Dickinson. A July-August survey in western North Dakota showed 309 bighorn sheep, down only seven from last year's record summer...
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
Deer season for youth ages 12-15 opens
Friday, Sept. 18 at noon signals the start of a nine-and-a-half day deer hunting season for youth ages 12-15. According to state law, licensed youth ages 12 and 13 are allowed to hunt statewide, but for only antlerless white-tailed deer. First-time deer hunters age 14 or 15 with...
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Sage Grouse counts low, season remains closed
Results from North Dakota's spring sage grouse survey indicate the number of strutting males observed remains well below management objectives. Therefore, the sage grouse hunting season will remain closed in 2009. A record low 69 males were counted on 17 active strutting grounds....
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
Early Canada goose hunting season opens in North Dakota August 15
An early hunting season intended to reduce local Canada goose numbers in North Dakota opens statewide Aug. 15. Last year was the first time the early season opened in mid-August. Before, opening day was Sept. 1. The earlier opener is permitted under the framework provided by the...
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
Hunting guide and outfitter test set for Aug. 22
The next guide and outfitter written examination is Aug. 22, at 1 p.m., at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck.
July 30, 2009 - 9:48am
Fur harvester class scheduled in Bismarck
The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education program is sponsoring a fur harvester education class in Bismarck for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers. The free 16-hour course is set for Aug. 11 (5:30-9:30 p.m.), 13 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and 15 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)...
July 30, 2009 - 9:47am
July 16, 2009
Prairie chicken applications due Aug. 12
Hunters interested in chasing prairie chickens in October will need to have their applications in the mail and postmarked no later than Aug. 12. The prairie grouse hunting season will be held Oct. 10-18 in portions of Grand Forks County (north unit) and in southeastern North Dakota...
July 16, 2009 - 12:00am