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September 17, 2017
Waterfowl hunters will encounter drier conditions in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota when the rgular duck and goose seasons open Saturday, Sept. 23. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Dry conditions greet waterfowl hunters across Minn., ND
September 17, 2017 - 5:49pm
July 9, 2017
 Joel Huener of Middle River, Minn., shows off this detailed  brown trout carving that replicates the largest brown trout he's caught on a fly. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Decoy carver gives wood a lifelike touch
July 9, 2017 - 12:19pm
May 16, 2017
Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) collides with Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) in the third period in game three of the Western Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Tuesday night. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Predators ride late goal to 2-1 series lead over Ducks
May 16, 2017 - 10:53pm
September 17, 2016
Hunters have reported good success during North Dakota's early Canada goose season, and that should continue when the regular season begins Saturday. Special to the Forum / N.D. Game and Fish Department
North Dakota waterfowl hunting outlook: Just ducky
September 17, 2016 - 6:47pm
September 24, 2015
North Dakota waterfowl hunters should enjoy an abundance of opportunities again this fall, with liberal bag limits and another decent year of production. Waterfowl season for North Dakota residents begins Sept. 26, while nonresidents can go afield Oct. 3.  (Photo by North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Optimistic outlook for North Dakota waterfowl hunting
September 24, 2015 - 5:05pm
June 25, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
Despite some factors that aren’t as favorable as in the past, there are good reasons to look forward to fall 2015.
Leier: Rain turnaround means duck growth
June 25, 2015 - 12:54am
May 23, 2015
Garrett Cacciola records data on a study plot last month in the North Dakota Oil Patch. (Submitted Photo by Ducks Unlimited)
Ducks in the Bakken: DU research project aims to shed light on impact of oil and gas development on duck production and density
May 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
April 3, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Biologists categorize more than 80 percent of North Dakota’s wildlife species as nongame, or those that are not hunted, fished or trapped.
Leier: ND wildlife is mostly nongame
April 3, 2014 - 1:10am
October 17, 2013
Duck hunter Alex Culp comes to class directly after an morning hunt
October 17, 2013 - 12:01am
October 10, 2013
FNS Photo by Sam Cook 
After rearranging a few of his decoys, John Backman of Pike Township near Virginia, Minn., poles his layout boat back into a stand of wild rice on Big Rice Lake near Virginia.
Rice guy: Backman watches and shoots ducks from his layout boat on one of Minnesota's popular wild rice lakes
October 10, 2013 - 12:53am
September 19, 2013
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Courtesy Photo 
With increased water habitat, the waterfowl numbers continue to rise. The waterfowl season opens on Sept. 28.
Waterfowl continues to ride favorable conditions
September 19, 2013 - 12:21am
August 29, 2013
North Dakota Game and Fish Courtesy Photo 
The number of ducks raised in North Dakota and heading south this fall will still be above the long-term average.
Leier: ND ducks above long-term average
August 29, 2013 - 12:18am
June 20, 2013
ND spring duck numbers dip slightly
June 20, 2013 - 12:42am
July 12, 2012
Despite record numbers, declining duck conditions cloud future
July 12, 2012 - 12:02am
January 17, 2012
Judge says bird law doesn't apply to oil pits
January 17, 2012 - 3:15pm