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NORTH DAKOTA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

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In an email Monday morning, Eddy County State’s Attorney Ashley Lies said she couldn’t comment since the case remains an active investigation. Lies said she anticipates charges will be filed this week, at which time she would provide additional information about the case.
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As of Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the 31-minute video, titled “Crazy Hunter Harassment Duck Hunting in North Dakota (Game Warden Involved!),” had been viewed nearly 466,000 times on YouTube and was spreading like wildfire.
Lack of residual cover likely hampered initial pheasant nesting success in May and early June. But as moisture and habitat conditions improved, birds responded.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's July brood count survey tallied a 36% increase in duck broods from last year, an estimate 5% higher than the 1965-2021 average.
The best pheasant counts were in the northwest, where observers counted 11 broods and 96 pheasants per 100 miles, up from eight broods and 68 pheasants in 2021. Average brood size was six.
North Dakota's fall flight is anticipated to be up about 26% from last year, based on observations from the department’s annual mid-July duck production survey.

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In related hunting news, the early Canada goose season opens Monday, Aug. 15, in all three zones.
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
The number of nonresident any-deer bow licenses available is 15% of the previous year’s mule deer gun license allocation.

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