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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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TOUCH ‘EM ALL TUESDAY.  The boys of summer will get the nod today as temps stay elevated, but we’re making the turn toward fall.  Enjoy today on the water as cooler conditions facilitate field activities starting tomorrow. We cover the bases as we check in on turkey tags, regional pheasant numbers and some “ultimate” deer...

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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,...

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By Nick Simonson   It happens fast and almost unexpectedly, like a mourning dove banking hard from behind to circle in on the muddy edge of a stock pond during an evening hunt, or in the way a doe and her fawns suddenly appear in front of a bow stand where there was nothing a...

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   The 2019 North Dakota hunting seasons have officially been open since Aug. 15 when the early Canada goose management take began.   In fact, depending on the Canada goose zone in which you hunt, the first early season closure is Sept. 7.  in the Missouri River zone. The other...

LOOKIN’ GOOD.  Stable weather into the weekend sets up a good stretch for anything outdoors – from sighting in the bow to getting in those last casts of summer.  We cover what’s to come, what’s needed for waterfowlers and what exactly an eagle pulled out of the St. Croix river in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured...

WET ONE.  Rains continue through the overnight and most of the day as a soggy system slides in from the west.  In the meantime, we’ve got some light reading on moon phase nomenclature, a slick new hunting page and a flashback to a dry summer in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Old Wet Hen.  A...