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.
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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.
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