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By Nick Simonson   In recent years, the upper Midwest has faced its challenges impacting the populations of upland game species such as Hungarian partridge, sharptailed grouse and ringneck pheasants.  From the drought of 2017 hitting both North Dakota and South Dakota hard, to a long, snowy winter and equally wet spring and summer for...

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FUNCTIONAL FRIDAY.  We’ve got all the great information to keep your gears greased and cranking through today’s rain, from good initial fisheries survey reports for young-of-the-year fish, money for duck conservation and some fun runs on the horizon in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  In the thick of it.  A pair of late-hatch pheasant chicks...

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By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. North Dakota’s duck season has an official beginning and end date. The last day, while officially designated on the calendar, typically falls sometime after freeze-up when most North Dakota-raised ducks and migrants from Canada have headed south. The opener, on the other hand, always has reason for anticipation. This year,...

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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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CUE CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE!  Happy Friday the 13th everyone! May the improving weather bring you good luck tonight on stand and this weekend, wherever your adventures take you – youth waterfowl, grouse and partridge, or on the water – in North Dakota.  We’ve got the latest on free money for shooting ranges, spreading deer disease...

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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,...

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DOUSED.  While Wednesday’s rain held off some, today we’ll make up for being spared as heavy rains set up over North Dakota once again.  Watch those gravel roads and back trails which are certain to be muddy and easily rutted – especially with the tail end of wheat harvest going on and grouse, youth deer,...

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NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s roadside surveys conducted in late July and August indicate total pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and gray partridge numbers are up from last year. State Game and Fish Department upland game biologist RJ Gross said the survey shows total pheasants observed per 100 miles are up 10% from last year. In addition,...