wildlife

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…

Hunters Beware: Ice May Not be as Thick as You Think

Officials say the ice may at first appear to be safe for crossing, especially if hunters see wildlife take a chance, but that's where the danger is

  NORTH DAKOTA — The state Game and Fish Department wants hunters to be aware before stepping out on the ice. Officials say the ice may at first appear to be safe for crossing, especially if hunters see wildlife take a chance, but that’s where the danger is. With the warmer temperatures, many of the small and mid–sized waters have…

North Dakota Seeing Increase in Deer Hunting Licenses

He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota has issued 54,500 deer gun licenses in anticipation for the 2017 deer season. The state has seen an uptick in licenses since 2015 after sliding in 2007. Jeb Williams is the wildlife division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year….

Wildlife Officials Say Recent Coyote Sighting Should Not Be Cause for Alarm

ND Fish & Game says that homeowners should keep an eye on their pets when they go outside

FARGO, N.D. — People are concerned for their safety after seeing a coyote in a south Fargo neighborhood. The coyote was spotted in the Woodhaven development, which is near the intersection of 52nd Avenue and 45th Street South. North Dakota Game and Fish says that seeing coyotes and other wildlife is not uncommon as the metro expands. Biologist Doug Leier…

Lidgerwood Man Taken to State Hospital After High Speed Police Chase

Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and started a crucifix on fire

LIDGERWOOD, ND — A man considered dangerous is back in the State Hospital after a high speed chase that ended in a wildlife preserve. Michael Skroch, 39, of Lidgerwood was arrested after crashing his motorcycle during the chase that hit speeds of 85 miles per hour. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and…

More Wildlife on the Metro’s Roadways: Biologist Explains Why

Mild winters, city expansion and seasonal breeding are just a few of the reasons for more inner-city wildlife

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Locals are noticing more wildlife along our roads and in our neighborhoods. “I have my cat out there with me and he’s chasing all these rabbits, squirrels, and birds,” said Scott Wieber of South Fargo. “He’s got a few and I had to take them out of his mouth.” Badgers, Canada geese and turkeys seem to be on…

Diesel Fuel Spill in Devils Lake Contained

The lake is not a source of drinking water to any nearby communities

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — The North Dakota Health Department is monitoring the cleanup after diesel fuel spilled into Devils Lake. The spill happened at the Army National Guard’s Camp Grafton facility when a diesel fuel dispenser malfunctioned. About 1,300 gallons of fuel was contained, but about 500 gallons made its way through the storm sewer system into the lake….

Great Horned Owl Rescued From Construction Site

This is why they tell us to wear a hard hat, Owl.

Actually, the more likely possibility is that this beautiful apex predator was inadvertently poisoned through eating a rodent that had consumed rat poison. Check out the heartwarming tale of rescue from reporter Linda Williams. Categories: Morning – Features Tags: construction, owl, predator, rat poison, rescue, wildlife

ND Game and Fish Gives Warning to Snowmobilers

They want to warn drivers to be aware of wildlife crossing their paths

North Dakota Game and Fish is reminding snowmobile enthusiasts to stay clear of wildlife and its habitat. They say the wildlife population has already suffered significantly this winter due to the cold and near-record snowfall. Snowmobiles cannot be used to flush, chase or pursue wildlife. Running snowmobiles near, through or around winter habitat such as thickets, cattails and wooded areas…