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2015 Fall Whooping Crane Migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. Whoopers stand about five feet tall and…
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Boat Ramps Affected By Low River Flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing releases from the Garrison Dam, resulting in a lower river stage on the Missouri River from the dam down to the headwaters of Lake Oahe. Access from boat ramps along the river, especially in the Bismarck/Mandan area, will become restricted or unusable for the remainder of the…
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North Dakota Pheasant Numbers Up From 2014

North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates total birds and number of broods are up statewide from 2014.   Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said the survey shows total pheasants are up 30 percent from last year. In addition, brood observations…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Grouse And Partridge Opening Day 2015 Is Here!

The season for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge opens Sept. 12. Data recently tallied from July and August roadside counts indicate North Dakota’s sharp-tailed grouse population is similar to last year, while Hungarian partridge are up.     Brood results show sharp-tailed grouse numbers down 4 percent statewide from last year, with the…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game adn Fish

Brood Numbers Indicate Sharptails Similar, Huns Up From Last Year

Data recently tallied from July and August roadside counts indicate North Dakota’s sharp-tailed grouse population is similar to last year, while Hungarian partridge are up.   Brood results show sharp-tailed grouse numbers down 4 percent statewide from last year, with the number of broods observed up 6 percent. The average brood size is down 15…
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