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Wildlife Handling Winter

North Dakota wildlife appears to be handling winter well

What effect has the long winter had on wildlife in North Dakota? That’s been the top question at sports shows this winter. The answer, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, is probably not much. Animals were a bit stressed by the cold and wind but in general could access food sources. Randy Kreil of NDGF said there were some losses but they should not have been significant.

Game and Fish Upland Game Supervisor Stan Kohn told The Dickinson Press that the recent snowstorm that dropped a foot of snow on the state was short-lived and likely had little affect on pheasant numbers. Click here to access North Dakota Game and Fish. Or click here for the state's wildlife management areas.

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