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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sharptails, Ruffed Grouse and Partridge Seasons Open Sept. 13 in North Dakota

Upland game hunters take to the field Sept. 13 with the opening of sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge seasons. While spring counts indicated a slight increase in sharptail numbers from last year, preliminary summer brood counts suggest poor reproductive success with fewer young birds. Counts showed Hungarian partridge…


Sandhill Crane Season Opens Sept. 20 in North Dakota

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opens Sept. 20. Hunters are urged to use caution and identify birds to prevent shooting at whooping cranes as they begin their fall migration. The sandhill crane season is open through Nov. 16 in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and through Oct. 26…


Youth Waterfowl is Sept. 20-21 in North Dakota

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl season is Sept. 20-21. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers statewide. The daily bag limit and species restrictions for the youth season are the same as for regular duck and goose seasons….


Sign Up Now For Youth Upland Bird Hunts in September in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW and various sportsman groups will host a series of upland bird hunts for youth age 17 and under at locations statewide during the month of September. Participants can pursue pheasants, which will be stocked at all locations, plus quail and doves. A free shooting clinic will coincide with…


Oregon Sport Anglers May Keep Two Halibut

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, anglers may keep two Pacific halibut each day in the sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. However, the all-depth halibut fishery will be closed on Friday, Sept. 12.  “We had some challenging ocean conditions this year that…


Hartford Beach State Park Hosts Annual Archery Shoot

MILBANK, S.D – Grab your bow and head to Hartford Beach State Park to show off your skills. The annual 3-D Archery shoot, sponsored by the Milbank Valley Archers, is Sept. 13-14. Contestants can register between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and must complete their rounds by 5 p.m. on…


South Dakota GFP Web Site Offers Interactive Maps of Public Lands

PIERRE, S.D.—Maps of South Dakota’s public lands have gone interactive on the Game, Fish and Parks Department Web site. Users interested in finding public lands for hunting, fishing or outdoor recreation will find a wealth of information at www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/PublicLands/PubLand.htm. “This Web site serves a dual purpose,” according to Chris Marsh,…


2008 South Dakota Hunting Handbook, Hunting Atlas Now Available

PIERRE, S.D.—Two of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s most popular publications are now available to the public. The 2008 Hunting Handbook and the 2008 Hunting Atlas are available at GFP regional offices as well as from license agents. The books may also be accessed in PDF form on…


South Dakota GFP Biologists Optimistic About Prairie Grouse Hunting Forecast

PIERRE, S.D. – With increased spring and summer rains experienced across much of the grouse range in South Dakota, biologists are optimistic about the outlook for grouse hunting in 2008. According to Game, Fish and Parks Regional Wildlife Manager Andy Lindbloom of Pierre, sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chicken populations in…


Saturday Morning Bird Walks in Connecticut

Do you enjoy watching birds? Join us for relaxing Saturday morning walks in search of local birds at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Kellogg Environmental Center. Experience the joy of observing birds in the wild, sharpen your bird identification skills, or just enjoy a Saturday morning hike through…