Archive of Hunting Reports

November2010

Workshop to Focus on Hunting Access

Posted: November 22, 2010

Hunters looking for suggestions on how to gain more access to private land are invited to attend a hunter-landowner relations workshop Monday, Dec. 13 in Bismarck.

The workshop is free, and is scheduled from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Career Academy Conference Center (1221 College Drive) on the campus of Bismarck State College.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department personnel will provide tips for hunters on how to approach landowners and ask permission to hunt on private land. Private landowners and representatives from the North Dakota Landowner-Sportsman Council will assist with the presentation.

Pat Lothspeich, Game and Fish Department outreach biologist, said land access is the main issue facing hunters today. “There might be more private land that is posted now than when I was a kid, but that doesn’t always mean a landowner doesn’t allow hunting, and it shouldn’t prevent a hunter from seeking permission,” Lothspeich said. “This workshop will help hunters gain the confidence to knock on a door or make a phone call, and provide other tips to improve the experience for both the hunter and landowner.”

The primary sponsor of the workshop is BSC’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. Co-sponsors are Delta Waterfowl, NDLSC, and Game and Fish.

For more information, contact Scott Terning, Delta Waterfowl, at (701) 222-8857 or Lothspeich at (701) 328-6332.

 Courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish Department

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Jason Mitchell Outdoors

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Jason Mitchell, host of Jason Mitchell Outdoors recently filmed several waterfowl hunting episodes for his television show near Devils Lake this past week.  Mitchell filmed with Rick Darling from Leeds, North Dakota for one segment.  Mitchell was also joined by Joel Brice of Delta Waterfowl along with several other retail partners through out the week.  Mitchell believes that his film crew hit the peak of the migration and they were fortunate to capture some of the best hunting of the season on film.  In four days of filming and hunting, over two hundred birds were harvested with the bulk of the harvest being snow geese.  Besides some incredible snow goose hunting footage, the film crew was also able to film some spectacular mallard hunting.  “Hands down, some of the best waterfowl hunting on the continent takes place right around this Devils Lake region of North Dakota.  Hunters are lucky to live here or travel here because  this is some of the best of the best in my opinion,” added Mitchell.  Mitchell’s production crew was headquartered out of Woodland Resort located on Devils Lake. These segments will air this upcoming fall and winter of 2011.  Jason Mitchell Outdoors airs on FSN North and FSN Midwest, along with several regional broadcast stations covering North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, reaching over nine million households.  During 2010, Jason Mitchell Outdoors boasted one of the highest ratings for outdoor programming on FSN North.               

           

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Some nice deer have been brought in!

Posted: November 12, 2010

Deer hunting deer hunting deer hunting……in full swing people are out chasing down the big one..Some nice deer have been brought here for weighing in pictures for are big buck big doe contest. We have pictures here at the shop as well as on our website under 2010 big buck contest. Check the pictures out, or stop in and see whos on top! For big buck we are giving away a pair of Leupold Olympic Binocs and big doe gets a Moultree Spy Game Trail cam! Good luck hunting and fishing to all! And remember cheapest on and off sale prices in town, every sunday 2 dollar anything from noon to 5…NFL network…stop in and watch your favorite team!

Courtesy Ed’s Bait Shop

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Ducks numbers are the highest they’ve ever been!

Posted: November 5, 2010

Duck numbers are the highest they’ve been all fall, reports Cami Dixon, biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Devils Lake. Find a harvested cornfield, she said, and you’ll likely find some birds. Much of the corn harvest now is complete.

Dixon said plenty of snow geese, Canada geese and swans also are in the area, and scaup numbers seem to have increased. “You can see them bobbing around as you drive around Devils Lake and other big water,” she said.

Dixon said hunters should be wary of whooping cranes, which are in the area, and know their target before pulling the trigger.

A few wetlands frozen up last weekend, but everything is open again after the recent rise in temperature, Dixon said.

Meanwhile, fishing reports are hard to come by as most outdoors enthusiasts gear up for Saturday’s North Dakota deer opener.

Taken from the Grand Forks Herald

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