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Doug Leier: North Dakota's Paddlefish Population Is At Risk

Doug Leier: North Dakota's Paddlefish Population Is At Risk

In my early years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, I was a district game warden. Prior to assuming responsibility for a district, new wardens learn different required skills from experienced wardens at stations around the state. My primary training warden was Kurt Aufforth, who at the time was stationed in Watford City, and

Sorry For The Outage

As I’m sure many of you noticed, SAB had some weird stuff happening over the weekend and this morning was completely unworkable. I should have put up an announcement about it, but what was going on is that we were moving to new servers and there were a few gremlins along the way. I am

Mark Owens: Conservation Measure Is A Bad Idea

I read with interest Rep. Kylie Oversen’s recent letter expressing her support for the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment. My hope was to read an objective, fact-based benefit of the proposed amendment, and yet it had none. I agree that “we have big decisions to make that will shape the future of our

From The Left: Did The Farm Bureau Drop The Ball With Estenson?

Last weekend, the North Dakota Farm Bureau launched a challenge against sitting Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring at the NDGOP state convention in Bismarck.  It was a challenged that was primarily inspired by the Farm Bureau disagreeing with Goehriing’s actions on a variety off issues, however, was also linked to behavior that Goehring himself has admitted

Doug Leier: Wildlife Managers Will Consider Public Comment Before Allocating Deer Licenses

Most of us would already assume that April is a busy month for fisheries biologists, as ice-out brings pike spawning, then walleye spawning and initiation of all the other management work that corresponds to open water. Perhaps not so well known is that April is also a busy month for big game biologists, as they