wildlife

Coyotes Make Themselves At Home At Bonanzaville

Wildlife officials are assessing the situation

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A pair of coyotes are making their home in an abandoned building at Bonanzaville in West Fargo. The critters were spotted on surveillance cameras roaming the village and checking out their new digs. Wildlife officials are assessing the situation. A staff member believes they may not have a way to get out of the village. Categories:…

Minnesota DNR Asking People To Clean Up Around Ice Houses Before Leaving For The Season

If You Are Fishing North Of The Highway 10 State 34 Line You Have Until March 16th To Get Your Ice Houses Off The Ice

MINNESOTA, — Tomorrow marks the beginning of March — the last month to go ice fishing for the season. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people to make sure they have their sites cleaned up when they leave. They say the garbage that can get left at ice houses causes harmful pollution for the lakes and wildlife. “Fortunately…

West Fargo Police Offer Safety Tips after Coyote Spotted in Neighborhood

Authorities say wildlife like coyotes, rabbits and deer should be left alone.

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish DepartmentWEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department is offering wildlife safety tips after a coyote was spotted in West Fargo on Wednesday. Authorities say wildlife like coyotes, rabbits and deer should be left alone. People should not attempt to trap or harm them. In addition, prey animals such as wild turkeys, should not be fed…

About 67,500 Deer Tags Issued in North Dakota

The season opens at noon Nov. 8 and ends Nov. 24.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota wildlife officials say the number of tags issued for the upcoming deer hunt is up by about 10,000. The Game and Fish Department says about 67,500 deer tags have been issued. Wildlife division chief Jeb Williams says the deer population is trending up in western North Dakota, while the eastern part of the state has been slower…

Thousands of Swans Show Up in Flooded Field Along I-29 Near Argusville

Experts say it's part of the natural cycle for species

SOUTH OF ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — It’s something you don’t normally see along I–29: thousands of swans in a flooded field. “You never see more than one or two swans ever in a group, and there’s several thousand there and it’s just an amazing once-in-a-lifetime type of deal,” Jim Bergquist, who sees the swans on his daily commute, said. Experts say seeing…

U.S. Wildlife Officials Planning to Lift Protections for Gray Wolves

Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was expected to announce the proposal during a Wednesday speech before a wildlife conference in Denver.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move certain to re-ignite the legal battle over a predator that’s rebounding in some regions but absent in others. Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was expected to announce the proposal during a Wednesday speech before a wildlife conference in Denver….

ND Game & Fish Gives Do’s and Don’ts for Helping Wildlife During Frigid Temperatures

A natural food source, such as leaving corn or sunflower seeds in your garden, is always the best option

FARGO, N.D. – As temperatures continue to drop, some people are concerned with how the wildlife is trying to stay warm. The North Dakota Game and Fish department advises people to not start putting out food for animals. By putting food in bird feeders or your backyard, you could possibly put animals into harm’s way because of the wind and…

Red River Zoo Brings Community Together Through Holiday Nights

This event offers activities like free carousel rides, campfires, and strolling through twinkling lit paths

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is getting festive this holiday season with its second year of Holiday Nights. Holiday Nights brings people in the community together to enjoy wildlife and celebrate the holiday season accordingly. Some of the activities include free carousel rides, campfires on the patio, and strolling through the twinkling lit paths of the zoo. Holiday…

Red River Zoo Welcomes Two Black-Footed Ferrets

They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is now the home to two new critters. Two black–footed ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Recovery Program. They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America. They were actually thought to be extinct in the 1980’s until captive breeding and reintroduction programs brought…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…