STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Farmers and ranchers enjoy hunting, too
Finishing harvest is the priority of Upper Midwest farmers right now. But a close second for many is filling their deer tag.
North Dakota's deer gun season begins on Friday, Minnesota's on Saturday. ... Posted on 11/7/14 at 1:52 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Pringle Worthy
Youre just not a true Pringlite unless youve shot an elk in the Pringle area. Whether residents apply every year until they finally draw a tag or theyre land owners who get a tag because the... Posted on 10/23/11 at 7:00 PM
Just a week or so ago, the sharptailed grouse hunting season opened up in North Dakota. I didn’t get out for the opener to look for grouse on the ranch because I was in Fargo, N.D., looking for Bison at my old home, the campus of North Dakota State University.
Loss of CRP, increased crop production and looming winter herald tougher times for North Dakota wildlife and poorer prospects for hunters
After three severe winters that hammered both deer and pheasants, North Dakota is down to about 2.5 million acres of land in the Conservation Reserve Program, with contracts on another 800,000 acres set to expire next September.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The amount of private land open to hunting in North Dakota has stabilized after slipping for two years as farmers lured by high commodity prices closed some of their fields to hunters in favor of crops.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Thursday afternoon at a national press conference that included Howard Vincent, president and CEO of Pheasants Forever, and Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Known as the “Lancaster subgroup,” the elk herd being targeted by sharpshooters has been especially problematic because many of the animals are suspected of having captive origins. As a result, they were less afraid of humans and prone to causing depredation problems by raiding farmers’ crops and livestock feed.
I’ll never be mistaken for a master gardener, and it really doesn’t bother me. Beyond borrowing the neighbor’s tiller and breaking up the ground each spring, I lose interest in the garden even before the first spuds are planted.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
April 09, 2010
If I had to identify with a decade, it was the 1980s. While I was born in the 1970s and remember a few events and places, like the LaMoure Loboes winning the 1976 North Dakota state Class B basketball title after we moved there from Williston, the 1980s are when most of my vivid memories begin.
A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
By Seth Tupper, Forum Communications Co.
January 27, 2010
MITCHELL, S.D. — A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »