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have you read? October North Dakota Outdoors Magazine

 

The 2016 October  issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here.

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Ron Wilson provides writes on the status of one of our premier big game species the bighorn sheep population, “North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials cancelled the 2015 bighorn sheep hunting season in order to better understand the severity of a bacterial pneumonia outbreak on the population.

Up until that point, the state’s bighorn sheep hunting season in western North Dakota had run without pause for many years.

The full story is here: Assessment of Bighorn Population.

 

You’ll also want to be sure to check out a feature by Greg Freeman on the Avoiding Problems With Feral Pigs  “Casey Anderson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department assistant wildlife division chief, said seeing an apparent wild or feral pig is not as uncommon as you might think, as feral swine have been detected in North Dakota on numerous occasions since 2007. One of those occurred last fall.”

 

You’ll be sure to enjoy a look back in history In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act, or Duck Stamp Act, in an effort to stop the destruction of wetlands vital to the survival of migratory waterfowl. Under the act, all waterfowl hunters 16 and older must annually purchase and carry a stamp.

Since 1934, more than $800 million dollars has gone into that fund to protect millions of acres of habitat. Here’s the full story:  Migratory Bird Treaty Turns 100