A 112-year old bigmouth buffalo from Minnesota blew maximum age estimates for the species out of the water, so much so that the bigmouth buffalo became the oldest age-validated freshwater fish. The supercentenarian fish was collected as part
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Radiocarbon dating verified that the female bigmouth buffalo fish taken from Crystal Lake near Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County last summer was 112.
They contributed an estimated $2.1 billion in annual input to the state’s economy in 2017-18. That’s up by $290.2 million for residents and $41.4 million for nonresidents from 2011-12.
With pheasant season opening this weekend, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking hunters be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that was recently identified in the state for the