WATERFOWL

Virginia man smuggled 171 lb of waterfowl from Canada to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – A Virginia man has been ordered to pay a $7,500 fine and sentenced to two years’ probation for smuggling 171 pounds of migratory waterfowl meat through the Port of Entry at Portal, N.D. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 52-year-old Gene Childers of Seaford, VA transported approximately 207 birds over the border.  Childers was charged with Unlawful…

Duck Hunters Seeing Positive Trends in Wetland Conditions

The regular duck hunting season opens Saturday in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D.–After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall survey shows that duck hunting wetlands have increased about 65% statewide from a year ago. Officials cite record conditions in…

North Dakota Sets Tentative Dates For Hunting Season

The dates become official with the governor's approval.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor’s approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept. 14, waterfowl on Sept. 28, pronghorn on Oct. 4, pheasants and fall…

Two Fergus Falls Men Linked to Shooting Trumpeter Swans

The men have not yet been named or charged

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two men from Fergus Falls are linked to the shooting deaths of two trumpeter swans south of that city. A Minnesota DNR officer says the protected swans were shot on a federal waterfowl production refuge. He says the investigation began after the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from someone who heard…