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    • June 5, 2015 1:04 AM EDT
    • <p>The ongoing battle between the western states and BLM rages on. Stay in the loop with the latest news and happenings from Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Montana. </p>
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    • November 19, 2013 7:25 PM EST
    • The season of the bird dog is upon us! Whether it’s ducks, pheasants, geese or quail, your four-legged, bird-tracking machine needs to be well-trained and in optimal physical health if you want to improve your chances of collecting a limit. You handled the training through hours and hours of sacrifice, treats, frustration and love… and last year it showed. Now, this year you are saying “[b]Doc, My hunting dog isn’t hunting like he used to[/b], and you can’t quite place what it is”.

      He seems unmotivated and won’t trail like he did last year. He acts like he’s excited for the hunt, but something is holding him back. Is it a health issue? Do you need to take him to the veterinarian? Given the immense financial, time and emotional commitments of purchasing and training a great hunting dog, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’ve increased the chances of your hunting companion tracking birds with you late into their adult life?


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    • November 18, 2013 4:49 PM EST
    • If you are looking for the latest and greatest Turkey news and updates, here you go: [url=][/url]

    • July 8, 2013 12:57 AM EDT
    • North Dakota’s 2013 [color=#ff6d00]Pheasant[/color] crowing count survey indicates that rooster numbers were down about 11 percent statewide compared to last year, heading into the spring breeding season.

      All four pheasant districts had lower counts than last year. The number of crows heard in the northeast declined by 18 percent, southeast and southwest by 11 percent, and the northwest by nearly 2 percent.

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    • July 7, 2013 11:18 PM EDT
    • “People think you should have old forests and old growth everywhere,” Banker says, his voice rising, “but there is a real and serious decline in early successional forest nearly everywhere in the East. And a lot of that is because the prevailing attitude is keeping the Forest Service from cutting trees when they need to.” - See more at: [url=][/url]

    • June 6, 2013 10:05 AM EDT
    • What is the best hunting dog breed?



    • May 12, 2013 10:39 PM EDT
    • Sylmar specializes in high quality protective gear for dogs.  Their products are tested and used by owners of pets, field and hunting dogs, and many veterinarians including the Washington State Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

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    • April 27, 2013 2:23 PM EDT
    • The inner-most portion of a shelter belt should include four or more rows of thick thermal cover, like evergreens.  This thickest of covers provides ground level protection from wind and heavy snows during severe winter storms...

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    • April 10, 2013 1:14 PM EDT
    • [b]Why do I need food plots on my farm?[/b]<span> High-quality grain food plots play a critical role in the relationship between food, cover, movement and winter bird mortality. The logic is simple. Locating well-planned food and cover plots adjacent to heavy roosting cover provides a dependable source of high-energy food. Having food right next door to winter cover helps establish safe foraging patterns, and minimizes movements – so predation and weather losses are reduced.

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    • March 27, 2013 10:49 PM EDT
    • Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring 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 have a wingspan of about seven feet from tip to tip. They are bright white with black wing tips, which are visible only when the wings are outspread. In flight they extend their long necks straight forward, while their long, slender legs extend out behind the tail. Whooping cranes typically migrate singly, or in groups of 2-3 birds, and may be associated with sandhill cranes.

      Other white birds such as snow geese, swans and egrets are often mistaken for whooping cranes. The most common misidentification is pelicans, because their wingspan is similar and they tuck their pouch in flight, leaving a silhouette similar to a crane when viewed from below.

      Anyone sighting whoopers should not disturb them, but record the date, time, location, and the birds' activity. Observers should also look closely for and report colored bands which may occur on one or both legs. Whooping cranes have been marked with colored leg bands to help determine their identity.

      Whooping crane sightings should be reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office at Lostwood, (701) 848-2466, or Long Lake, (701) 387-4397, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's main office in Bismarck at (701) 328-6300, or to local game wardens across the state. Reports help biologists locate important whooping crane habitat areas, monitor marked birds, determine survival and population numbers, and identify times and migration routes.

    • March 27, 2013 1:43 AM EDT
    • <span>While the cooler temperatures of autumn are starting to settle in across much of the country and upland hunting seasons are kicking off, warm afternoons can still arise.</span>

    • March 27, 2013 1:38 AM EDT
    • <span>As an active member in the local Pheasants Forever chapter, I wanted to think outside the box on typical fund raising opportunities. Our typical money maker is the annual banquet held each September...</span>

    • March 27, 2013 1:35 AM EDT
    • <span>Congratulations to Ryan Brewer #76, the 2012 Million Dollar Pheasant Hunt winner...</span>

    • September 2, 2012 5:23 AM EDT
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    • July 8, 2011 7:00 PM EDT
    • Niel You were talking about not able to wait for fall hunting. Do what I do, I have a farmer friend that has a hunting preserve,I help him with chore's and he lets me buy chucker's and I run my dogs all summer. He live's about a hour away I go over early morning run one dog at a time, then help with any thing he needs help with. But I don't have to go to work. Keep in touch Dave

    • January 20, 2011 1:18 PM EST
    • Be it Fall or Winter pre and post storm or front passage birds can be found near roads and trails as they like to stock up on pebbles for their crop. During a storm or weather with precip you'll find them in pines or hunkered down in heavy cover. After the storm breaks they will move to cover edges, like fields, orchards and marshes to feed. However I generally follow my bird finder's nose after I point him in the general upwind direction.

    • December 16, 2010 12:34 AM EST
    • In Southern California we use the white stuff to our advantage. In the higher elevations the birds (quail/chucker) will move down out of the snow line and stay there for a while even as the snow melts and the line retreats uphill. It nice of Mother Nature to help out once in a while.

    • December 1, 2010 6:22 PM EST
    • Wish I could give you some suggestions, but you get to hunt wild birds, and all we have is stocked birds. With that said, if we get early snow, it seems we find the birds in the thickest cover by the swamps, or in the hedgerows with the hemlock trees. This may not be of any help to you, but thats how were stuck hunting in the north east.

    • December 1, 2010 8:54 AM EST
    • With snow on the ground, what habitat do you typically head for to find birds?

      With water frozen in sloughs now, I focus here. As much as I hate it, the birds usually hunker down in the cattails surrounding sloughs. Makes for difficult times though. Potentially unsafe ice for yourself and dog. Cattails seems to cut the heck out of the dogs...pokes us hunters in the eyes. Plus those cotton picken cattail heads explode when you bump them and that white crap drifts through the air sticking to your clothing so you can drag that back into your truck.But none-the-less, the birds are here and you better kill them instantly...those buggers can disappear if your dog isn't right on them when they fall.

      Anyone have any success anywhere else like trees or CRP?