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By Doug Leier Sipping coffee early in the morning and talking fishing is about as close as it gets to enjoying fishing without wetting a line. Truth is, I spend more time talking about fishing than actually casting, but I’ve gotten used to it. I say it’s like the plumber whose faucet is always leaking,...

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By Nick Simonson While much of the hustle and bustle of spring is wrapping up at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Valley City Fish Hatchery, after a season full of rearing northern pike and walleye eggs to stockable sized fish to be distributed throughout the upper Midwest, an expanding project is underway to see...

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By Doug Leier  I grew up listening to Casey Kasem’s Weekly Top 40 music countdown. It was a different era where musical success wasn’t measured by downloads and clicks. Even to this day I can’t say I really understood how his Top 40 was compiled, but I was hip to the long-distance dedications.    Listeners (maybe thousands?) would write the show...

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FREAKY FRIDAY.  We’ve got details on a genetically modified fish that’s a combination of two aquatic dinosaurs, along with the new record number of fingerlings stocked in ND this season.  Additionally, we eye a change in the weather in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  BACKLIT.  A doe forages in a maturing wheat field as the...

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By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   This spring the COVID pandemic shut down businesses, shifted working conditions and locations and created new challenges for all.   That was certainly evident within the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fisheries division, which after lengthy consideration and spur-of-the-moment innovation, moved ahead with, and successfully completed, spring fish...

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AGENCY UPDATE.  In this chilly stretch that feels more like February than mid-April, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes – particularly with regular spring updates and those not-so-normal ones coming out.  We’ve got an eagle watch from NDG&F, a surprising stocking decision by the MN DNR and a slew of updates from the...

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YULE LOVE IT!  Celebrate the season with friends and family, and maybe even some time in the field or on the ice today as calm and temperate conditions fill your stocking.  We cover state and national news and find that all is calm and bright for the foreseeable future forecast in this holiday Outdoors Roundup....