Pheasant

North Dakota hunters asked to be on alert after discovery of invasive weed

Palmer amaranth seedlings have egg-shaped leaves with a hair-like protusion at the leaf tip. (Photo by Christy Sprague, Michigan State University)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 first time. Palmer amaranth is…

A few birds taken during Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton addresses media and guests during the 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Marshall.Hunters reported birds but few good opportunities in the Marshall area during the seventh annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunt on Saturday. The Marshall area hosted Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and hundreds of guests for the weekend festivities, with 153 hunters harvesting 28 roosters during…

Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener kicks off Minnesota season

Minnesota’s pheasant hunters will look to Marshall this weekend as the city hosts the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. It is the second time in the event’s seven-year history that Marshall, in southwestern Minnesota, has hosted the event. Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will lead the festivities. Among those festivities: On Friday afternoon, a dedication of the James…

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Reason for optimism this pheasant season

Even though pheasant production has been trimmed, hunters heading afield this fall might not notice much difference in the number of pheasants they flush. The Game Commission still plans to release about 170,000 pheasants, a modest reduction from the goal of 200,000 pheasants in recent years. And nearly all of those birds are being released on public lands, which have…

Rushford’s Michael Sieve wins Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest

Michael Sieve’s winning entry. (Minnesota DNR)Rushford artist Michael Sieve won the Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 15 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. Sieve is a first-time winner of the pheasant stamp contest and his painting will be featured on the 2018 pheasant habitat stamp. The pheasant stamp…