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WE’RE JACKED!  With a slight cool down from the last three days of summery sun and warm winds, it’ll be back to the field for grouse and – if the winds die off tonight – maybe a sit on stand.  We’ve got the latest words of warning and why you should wear a life jacket...

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By Nick Simonson   From the rush of a buck moving under my perch in the low crook of a large tree along a vast slough, to a covey of sharptailed grouse rising on a grassy hillside, to the excitement of a flushing pheasant breaking its way out of the cane on a mid-December hunt,...

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Biologist August is no longer just about winding down the fishing season and starting the planning and preparation for upcoming hunting seasons.   While North Dakota has long had a crow season that got it’s start in mid-August, it wasn’t until changes several years ago put the early Canada goose opener...

DRYING OUT.  A sunny and windy Sunday will help dry things out as northwest gusts dominate the day.  We provide some spring prep tips in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:   Light geese pause in a wet spring field. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Sun 4/7 – Clear & Windy – Hi 65, Lo 38,...

SUPER SATURDAY.  Get out there today and enjoy a relative warm up, as winds hold off until after sundown.  Tomorrow will be your time for inside projects as gusty conditions dominate the day.  We look into some modern windbreaks and some favorite birds in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  Snow Row. Two lines of...

A LITTLE LIGHTER.  Today will be a welcome break in the weather whiplash the region has experienced as relatively light winds and temps nearing the teens (above!) should facilitate some on-ice action.  With the release of the conservation order, we look into light geese today and prepare for the upcoming spring hunting season in our...

CALL THE COPS!  Someone stole December and we’re looking at the big FIVE-O today!  That’s right, a rare 50 degrees (almost twice our average high) is on tap for today’s outdoor adventuring, even as the sun nears its weakest point and shortest amount of daylight (we start gaining on sunset tomorrow night, though!).  We keep...

SWAMPY. Wet and cold conditions persist today, good if you’re a duck, not so good if you’re anything else.  When it comes to treading water, those duck and goose feet are highly-evolved tools, we talk about those and more in today’s Three Things Featured Photo: A full slough near Regan, N.D. supports dozens of waterfowl...