Cross: A couple of birds and a big whiff
The 2012 pheasant opener could have been worse, but it sure could have been better.
Greg Hoch: Smoke on the horizon: prairie fires restore
The tallgrass prairie may be the most fire-dependent ecosystem on the continent
Cross: Hunters aren’t biggest threat to pheasants
Some may be surprised to learn hunters aren't biggest threat to pheasants population.
Cross: Welcoming in fall with a quick duck hunt
Duck hunting ushers in a new season, and a new target.
DNR electro-fishing survey turns up variety of species, sizes
The practice of electro-fishing is becoming an important part of monitoring fish in the Minnesota River.
Greg Hoch: Bird migration can stagger the imagination
Migrating birds can double and cut in half their weight every 12 hours
Cross: Some positive signs for pheasants
While the numbers could be better, it looks as though hunters could enjoy a good pheasant season.
Cross: Hunting pressure for doves usually low
Hunting doves can be a nice way to relax, except when sharing fields with goose or other game hunters.
Cross: DNR COs perform annual roadside wildlife surveys
The annual roadside widlife surveys are underway, but it's too early to tell what the numbers will be like.
Cross: Longtime ‘Roadsides for Wildlife’ program is forgotten but not gone
The "Roadside for Wildlife" program still plays a vital role in helping pheasants survive.
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