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Name: Dave
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.97.45
Date: Friday March 12, 2004
Time: 02:06:48 AM

Hunting_Talk

Per Steve and "Sick & Tired"

I agree that sportsmen need to band together. I don't accuse the Non-Resident of being unethical or disrespectful in the field. Our own residence have caused enough abuse in this area.

Howerver, I don't agree that we just want the game to ourselves. I certainly don't agree that this dispute will ruin hunting for us locals.

Access to private property requires establishing relationships with the property owners. Think about this. If there were NO Non-Resident Licenses available, Waterfowl oppertunies would open up for us in a big way. Why? Farmers suffer major crop damage in the spring from migratory waterfowl. Land owners may become more open to local sportsman if the big dollar sportsmen money coming from out of state stops. Relationships then become established between the local waterfowl hunters and the land owners. Possibly leading to more oppertunity for upland and big game with those land owners.

The only thing that I'm sick and tired of is our arrogant neighbor. North Dakota has the right NOT to offer ANY Non-Resident Licenses, Period. To claim that we don't have that right or that the wildlife here in ND is everybodies is simple arrogance.

Below is a clip from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis:

[Minnesota doesn't allow out-of-staters to trap or hunt moose, elk and prairie chickens. South Dakota limits nonresident pheasant and duck hunters and gives residents a head start to hunt pheasants on public land.]

[Hoeven noted the apparent discrepancy. "It's just not consistent," he said. But Hatch called North Dakota's actions blatant.]

["We'll sue South Dakota another day," he said, smiling.]

Governor Hatch should be more cautious about his smiling arrogance. What Gov. Hatch has overlooked in his arrogance is that it is the Local Landowner who controls access to private property and not the State. Land owners aren't just farmers, they're also sportsmen.

I suggest Gov. Hatch proceed with caution or the Minnesota sportsman may find that their not welcome in ND or SD. Certainly the State and Federal land would still be open for hunting, but leave the decoy's at home because the surrounding property is private!


Name: Sick and Tired
City: Grand Forks
Remote Name: 63.118.73.93
Date: Thursday March 11, 2004
Time: 02:03:46 PM

Hunting_Talk

It seems that in the past couple of days the last innocence of hunting in North Dakota was taken from us. With Minnesota filing a retaliatory law suit against the North Dakota hunting regulations of 2003. I have spent the past couple years sitting in the background watching this fight build up steam. I think the fundamental issue of hunting in North Dakota is now lost in this battle.

Lets look at the issue. North Dakota hunters feel the out of state hunters are infringing on their right to North Dakota Birds by sheer numbers and the guides are leasing up all of the land. North Dakota towns say the hunting is economic development. North Dakota guides and outfitters say without the hunters they are out of work.

Out of state hunters say that by North Dakota limiting days and setting zones for waterfowl and raising license fees is unfair. Out of state hunters also say that the birds are everyoneís.

It seems to me as a person who hunts only a little bit that everyone involved is wrong. The problem stems from changing times. North Dakota hunters are not used to having company in the field. They are used to having it all to themselves and donít want to share. Guess what folks the game belongs to nature it is a privilege to get the opportunity to hunt it and some of us in North Dakota have forgotten that. Some people blame guides and outfitters for all of the problems and they are part right. Guides and outfitters make hunting easy and expensive. The thing is as long as there is someone willing to pay for a service there will be someone to provide that service, as they should.

Here is my plan to solve most of this problem. It may not be the right plan but it is what I think. We have to leave the limits the way they are. It is already a very liberal amount of hunters that is allowed in comparison to other states. It is also still very affordable. If due to the limited number of hunters into the state some small towns will struggle and a few guides will go out of business so be it. If every bird were to die today you would be out of business anyway. It is the fundamental theory of survival of the fittest.

Out of state hunters should be thankful to just get the opportunity to hunt in any state even if only for a short time and not every year. Just be happy to be in the great outdoors. North Dakota hunters should embrace what we have here in North Dakota and enjoy what it has to offer. Be thankful that we have some of the best hunting in the country and rather than complaining about out of state hunters enjoy the sport for yourself. Letís remember that this whole mess will ultimately ruin it for average working man who wants to take his kids for a great day in the field. It will either cost to much or the politics of it all will make it just not worth the trouble. It seems that it will be the kids that lose.

Minnesota should drop the lawsuit. Life isnít always fair. Hunting and fishing is a privilege not a right and most people seem to have forgotten that.


name: randy bold
city: International falls
Remote Name: 68.112.164.43
Date: 03/11/2004
Time: 08:00:42 AM

Devils_Lake

There are slotering them aboyt 50 feet out from the landing.There getting them in about 20 feet of water.And there getting some huge perch about 20 feet from the landing.


name: randy bold
city: International falls
Remote Name: 68.112.164.43
Date: 03/11/2004
Time: 07:59:40 AM

Devils_Lake

There are slotering them aboyt 50 feet out from the landing.There getting them in about 20 feet of water.And there getting some huge perch about 20 feet from the landing.


name: fishing man
city: Grand forks
lake_river: Larimore Dam
Date: 03/10/2004
Time: 11:22:20 AM

Small_Lakes

Well went out to larimore saturday and sunday,caught alot of perch by using my under water camera.Had alot of fun hope it stays cool enough to go again this weekend.The ice was still 25in but if it doesnt get to warm i think it will be safe to go again. Get out there people and fish on the ice while you can .


Name: steve
City: Lyle
: sjorth
Remote Name: 216.188.194.158
Date: Tuesday March 09, 2004
Time: 09:32:20 PM

Hunting_Talk

You know its too bad that the bickering has to take place. If there were no borders would the arguing stop. Of course not we have all complained about someone else having permission to hunt are favorite spots locally. What everyone has to remember is most people who participate in the outdoors are good sportsman. Many are clowns no matter where thier from or where they hunt. We all need to protect the environment. Not from each other but from the ones who are tring to take either the guns or the rights to hunt away. Thier is plenty out thier for the true sportsman. Ban together, they want the arguing and seperation. AN Archie bunker episode said it best when his daughter said they should take away handguns because they kill so many, he replied by saying "would you rather they be pushed out a window" Thre is a message in that. Good luck and good hunting to all! Steve in MN.


name: Doug Teichroeb
city: Gretna
Area: Other area
: zeuss@mts.net
Date: Saturday February 28, 2004
Time: 07:29:38 PM

Red_River

letellier, MB

close to the moth of the roseau river.

big walleys coming out between 10 am and noon, 30" 29" 28 3/4"...... lots of small sauger also, using a white jig and live minnow.


name: bjm
city: grand forks
lake_river: Matejcek Dam
Date: 02/27/2004
Time: 03:20:40 PM

Small_Lakes

WARNING ICE ON MATEJCEK IS NOT SAFE I WOULD GET ALL HOUSE OFF NOW THE FIRST 2 FEET OF ICE IS MUSH


name: loren wild
city: new berlin
: Loren@Earthlink.net
Date: Thursday February 26, 2004
Time: 03:46:43 PM

Fishing_talk

I ice fish at hunts pond state park and I catch pikral 29"to 34" long about 6 of them in a hour on a bad day.


name: loren wildenstein
city: new berlin
: Loren@Earthlink.net
Date: Thursday February 26, 2004
Time: 03:45:08 PM

Fishing_talk

I ice fish at hunts pond state park and I catch pikral 29"to 34" long about 6 of them in a hour on a bad day.


name: ice newbie
city: Grand forks
lake_river: Larimore Dam
Date: 02/26/2004
Time: 11:50:21 AM

Small_Lakes

Well went out yesterday and used my underwater camera.Saw alot of perch and some crappie.Didnt know there where crappie in there.I caught about a dozen perch and a couple of nice crappie but no northerins. Has anyone been able to get to the coolies out on 13 lately it was hot in december and i would like to try it again.


name: Russ
city: Green Lake, WI
Remote Name: 68.117.5.59
Date: 02/24/2004
Time: 12:18:22 PM

Devils_Lake

I am leaving in 2 days to go fishing on Devils lake. Any info on how the fishing is would be appreciated.

Thank You


Name: fritz
City: Devils
Remote Name: 24.117.135.160
Date: Monday February 23, 2004
Time: 01:44:29 PM

Hunting_Talk

Well it is nice to see that somebody else knows what's up. Couldn't have said it any better. Dave you speak for all of ND's middle class.


name: walleye
city: devils lake
Remote Name: 64.21.226.151
Date: 02/22/2004
Time: 09:04:25 AM

Devils_Lake

Hey Matt: That really is surprising that the walleyes are biting on small suckers. Especially since they are not legal bait in Devils Lake.


name: The Wise One
city: Near By
lake_river: English Coulee-Grand Forks
Date: 02/21/2004
Time: 11:50:38 PM

Small_Lakes

If it is not already known, you can get to the other water ways, through the back way if you know it, if not hopefully you can find someon who does, good luck. Fishing is awesome under the power lines.


name: Matt
city: Clarkston
Remote Name: 68.60.109.174
Date: 02/21/2004
Time: 02:23:49 AM

Devils_Lake

Last week Devils Lake was slow and the perch were traveling in small schools of around 5-10, average size was around 7 inch, but with some exceptions of certain depths,you can find jumbos up to 11 inches, your best bet will be the short drop offs on the north end of the lake, the pike are picking up after a late start this year and the average size is around 28 inches, you can find these along the small weedbeds in the shallows, Walleye on Devils are ranging from 19-22 right now and are being caught on small suckers! very suprising


Name: Dave
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.97.22
Date: Friday February 20, 2004
Time: 10:00:04 PM

Hunting_Talk

A brief reality check with respect to all the hostiliy pertaining to the new ND Non-Resident Hunting Regulations.

Non-Resident fee's continue to rise in Montana, and the last time I checked, ND isn't out of line with what SD fee's are.

ND honors "NO Sales Tax" for Montana residents, yet we don't get all bent when Montana changes or raises Non-Resident hunting policies and fee's.

Lost revenue? Come on. We middle class ND hunters can't justify or afford to pay the hundreds of dollars that are being charged per gun, per day, to gain access to the prime Pheasant hunting farms in ND. It seems that it's the upper class Non-Resident's that are capable of paying these prices and in effect adding fuel to a fire and promoting the establishment of these game farm hunts and guiding outfitters that we middle class hunters aren't on board with in the first place.

So our Minnesota neighbor's answer is to retaliate and charge the ND residents who have shore cabins on a Minnesota Lake higher property taxes. Those who have cabins in Minnesota are not a representation of the middle class ND resident. Again, it isn't the middle class ND resident who has or can afford these cabins in the first place.

I have friends and family who are residents of Minnesota. The general attitude that we receive from our Minnesota neighbors is one of arrogance, that Minnesota is the center of the Universe with all it's Lakes and Trees, complimented with ridicule and derogatory statements regarding our ND State.

That attitude sure changes considerably though when it comes to fishing our "Great" Lakes and hunting our waterfowl, upland and big game!

Keep up the wining! I welcome whatever measures need to be implimented in retaliation, as we ND's have no obligation to spend our middle class dollars there either.

Dave.


name: locator
city: egf
lake_river: English Coulee-Grand Forks
Date: 02/20/2004
Time: 03:36:56 PM

Small_Lakes

thanks gundy


name: Gundy
city: EGF
lake_river: English Coulee-Grand Forks
Date: 02/20/2004
Time: 01:21:06 PM

Small_Lakes

Well three of us went out there on Monday. You have to park about .75 to 1 mile away from the dike. Well when we got to the ice we caught a 3-4 lb northern right away. Then at 4:15 we got a 33 inch 10 lb northern and about 15 minutes later caught another almost identical to the other 10 lb. We only caught one perch there but we were mainly set up for the northerns.


name: locator
city: egf
lake_river: Larimore Dam
Date: 02/20/2004
Time: 11:41:55 AM

Small_Lakes

Wondering if anyone has been to larimore lately?Is there still a road plowed,do you need a snowmobile?How's fishin?

I can tell you a little bit about the English coulee.I read an old report and somebody was wondering about the fence and how somebody got there pickup out there.

Well the guy driving the truck out there is a farmer that lives very close to there.He's got a key for the gates.How and why he's got it...dont know.How's fishin there anyway?

This would be a great site for us fishermen if people would take the time to type a few words. go get em


name: Eric Zurcher
city: Minot AFB
Date: Monday February 16, 2004
Time: 07:24:58 PM

Lake_Darling

16 Feb 2004

No luck by the 3rd landing. A guy about 50 yards off the bank caught a 32 inch Northern. General reports are its still pretty slow.


name: Paul Hibbs
city: La Crosse, WI
: phibbs2509@aol.com
Remote Name: 207.230.209.41
Date: 02/16/2004
Time: 10:49:58 AM

Devils_Lake

We are planning a trip to Devils mid-March and this is 1st time for us. Would be interested in what to expect and any gps info,if possible. Ice depth, bait, etc would be a plus. Appreciate any info.


name: Doug Teichroeb
city: Gretna MB
Area: Canada
: zeuss@mts.net
Date: Sunday February 15, 2004
Time: 03:08:16 PM

Red_River

RED RIVER-LETTELIER MB

on the red behind the rosoeu river reserve, between the bridge and the moth of the rosoeu river.

Lots of sauger, trophy goldeye and walleye caught. in the last few weeks ive seen many wallye beetween 28"-32" all fat.

i caught a 28 1/2" 10lbs yesterday (saturday)!


name: Max Brown
city: Brainerd
: ipopit@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.106.56.226
Date: 02/10/2004
Time: 12:12:36 AM

Devils_Lake

I have been fishing in Devils lake since I was 10 years old and have seen that lake double it's size. However I have never ice fish on the lake. I want to know if any ice fisher man outhere are catching WHITEBASS in the winter. Thanks you for all response, and I'll see you at the lake....


name: Max Brown
city: Brainerd
: ipopit@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.106.56.226
Date: 02/10/2004
Time: 12:11:57 AM

Devils_Lake

I have been fishing in Devils lake since I was 10 years old and have seen that lake double it's size. However I have never ice fish on the lake. I want to know if any ice fisher man outhere are catching WHITEBASS in the winter. Thanks you for all response, and I'll see you at the lake....


Name: Ian
City: Manhattan Ks,
: ian73_01@hotmail.com
Date: Monday February 09, 2004
Time: 09:20:05 AM

Missouri_River

Hello,

i was planning a fishing trip this spring some time wanted to take my room mate out and get him on some good walleyes, just wondered if there were any good places to go, when the ice is going to melt what to use etc.

Thanks

Ian


name: george
city: maxbass
Remote Name: 216.221.111.13
Date: 02/07/2004
Time: 09:03:34 PM

Devils_Lake

this ones for the goofball that couldn't get that big fish up to the boat.....in january......give me a break man!!


name: avid reader
city: everywhere
lake_river: comment
Date: 02/05/2004
Time: 01:29:50 PM

Small_Lakes

Is no one reading or doing anything? No one is making any reports, or are they not out fishing because the temps are too low? Maybe thats it, its too cold even for DAKS. NOT


name: Craig Stefanyshyn
city: Selkirk
Area: Canada
Date: Wednesday February 04, 2004
Time: 08:44:48 PM

Red_River

Hi: Fishing near the new Selkirk bridge is very good!!! The fish are just gently touching the bait, but when you lift the bait up, wow!!!!the hits are hard and fast. GLOW JIG heads with a minnow on the end is what I use.


name: Craig Stefanyshyn
city: Selkirk
Area: Canada
Date: Wednesday February 04, 2004
Time: 08:40:19 PM

Red_River

Hi: Fishing near the new Selkirk bridge is very good!!! The fish are fust gently touching the bait, but when you lift the bait up, wow!!!!the hits are hard and fast.


name: Tom
city: Grand Forks
: Stump Lake
Date: Monday February 02, 2004
Time: 11:53:20 AM

Stump_Lake

Has anyone been on the lake recently(2 Feb 04)? Any luck?


name: DAVID
city: STURGIS S.D.
: dth@rushmore.com
Remote Name: 65.168.159.113
Date: 02/01/2004
Time: 05:08:19 PM

Devils_Lake

ME AND A FEW FRIENDS ARE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT UP THERE NEXT WEEKEND. DID NOT MAKE IT FOR THE TOURN. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO DEVIL LAKE. I WOULD LIKE TO CATCH SOME NICE SIZED PIKE AND MAYBE SOME WALLEYE. IF ANYBODY WOULD HAVE ANY PLACES THAT WOULD BE GOOD PLEASE LET ME KNOW I WOULD REALLY APPREC. IT

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP


name: BIG WALLEYE
city: MINNEDOSA
Area: Canada
Date: Sunday February 01, 2004
Time: 11:26:56 AM

Red_River

Now thhat I have expressed myself on the netting that is happening on our lakes and rivers I want to say a word on the aerating of our shallow lakes. I have heard that Pelican, Oak, Rock, Sandy will not be aerated this year. There is a good chance this could lead to complete winter kills similiar to Kerr's lake last winter. Conservation officers are saying they have no one to man these pumps. Did anyone ever ask for voulnteers. I bet many people that are retired would jump at the chance. What's everyones views on this?


name: Big Walleye
city: minnedosa
Area: Canada
Date: Sunday February 01, 2004
Time: 11:18:59 AM

Red_River

Recently I have been reading many articles on netting on our lakes and rivers. I find our governement here is manitoba does not stand behind this issue. They continue to let our beautiful lakes and rivers get netted by the natives. I beleive in the native's rights however they are going way beyond their rights. they are selling the fih across southern manitoba. I do not beleive this is one of their rights. I have no issue if they go out with Rod and reel and catch as many as they want. I would like to hear more from everyone on this topic. I also believe a group should be put together to pull these nets as our rights are now being violated. Come on everyone show your support on this topic.


Name: Sharon
City: Stone
: whitcan@charter.net
Date: Friday January 30, 2004
Time: 08:20:19 PM

Missouri_River

Where does the Missouri River begin and end?


Name: matt thompson
City: winnipeg
: joeltrony@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 206.45.184.49
Date: Wednesday January 28, 2004
Time: 09:20:01 PM

Hunting_Talk

hey i was just wondering if any one could give me some info on where some good chicken hunting is around winnipeg because are usual spot is to far forjust the day any one that replys i thank hope to hear ur resposes.


name: BFT
city: BFT
Date: Tuesday January 27, 2004
Time: 07:19:48 PM

Fishing_talk

<snipped blatant advertising..and headed right toward a permanant ban!>


name: MUD
city: BFT
Date: Tuesday January 27, 2004
Time: 07:19:16 PM

Hot_Topics

<snipped blatant advertising..and headed right toward a permanant ban!>


name: wayne
city: Winnipeg
: frogtek@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 142.161.8.116
Date: 01/23/2004
Time: 08:21:30 PM

Devils_Lake

I was fishing in that lake I'll tell ya there is some big fish down there. It took me 2 hours just to get this one fish to the boat. I knew it was huge but I had no idea. Finally got it to the boat and I thought it was deformed ,...only had one eye. I looked to the other side of the boat and saw the other eye then I knew it was big. Dam fish lept out of the water, snapped the line, ate my dog right out of the boat and swam away. People should be careful what kind of chemicals the put in that lake:)


name: iceman04
city: Sisseton
Date: Thursday January 22, 2004
Time: 09:33:11 PM

Fishing_talk

Try Waubay lake north of Webster S.D. for perch. Also some great pike action in the area

Follow the rest -to- the- Best.


Name: steve
City: fargo
Date: Thursday January 22, 2004
Time: 02:05:18 AM

Hobart_Lake

fished Hobart on wednesday Jan 14 hammered the pearch


name: CJK72
city: Minot
: kinden@min.midco.net
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2004
Time: 03:34:16 PM

Lake_Darling

have fished below the dam on darlng numerous times this year. early ice there wsa a lot of small perch being caught with a few nice ones mixed in. The last couple weeks the bite has completely stopped below the dam (at least on my poles). caught one northern down there all year and one bullhead but thats it. sounds like that area will be dead untill late ice hits.


Name: Nick
City: Bismarck
: stolenbase@bis.midco.net
Remote Name: 24.220.170.231
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2004
Time: 02:58:39 PM

Hunting_Talk

Hi, I am 12 years old and live in Bismarck. I am interested in doing some varmint hunting but can't seem to find a specific spot. Of course nobody wants to give up their spot and just say things like head to the badlands or stuff like that. Any help would be great. Thanks, Nick


name: Buck Ingersoll
city: michigan
Remote Name: 204.39.209.16
Date: 01/21/2004
Time: 02:49:14 PM

Devils_Lake

My father and I are planing on coming out to devils lake just wondering how the fishing has been and what to expect. I have never fished the lake but hered that it is very good fishing. we plan on renting a speering shanty and also going after jumbo perch,and walley. I would apreciate any comments you have about the lake and if it is worth the driving all the way out there.


name: General
city: Minot
Date: Monday January 19, 2004
Time: 06:09:54 PM

Lake_Darling

what kind of fish are in the souris river


Name: resident
City: god's country
Remote Name: 24.117.135.160
Date: Monday January 19, 2004
Time: 02:49:52 PM

Hunting_Talk

I gotta admit jeff from CA <snipped>.... I guess that is why you live in CA and I live in ND. Just remember why you come to ND in the first place, I would never go to CA for the same experience. Like I said before," if you're gonna come to ND and bitch, stay home. Nobody will feel sorry for you". ND has something everybody wants, too bad "you can't always get what ya want."

I just read a bunch of your previous posts, your arguments are fundamentally flawed. Just cause you bring a couple hundred dollars to a small town, you think that your opinion is the only one that counts. Your example in lemon is horrible, the town existed long before you ever showed up. In fact, poor farming conditions are the reason small towns in the midwest are experiencing hard times. Not because they don't have enough non-resident hunters. If a business bases its business model on 3 months of the year (hunting season) and fails, it is their own fault.

Residents pay taxes, their opinions ARE the only ones that count. Hunting in ND is a state right, amended to the state constitution. Therefore, non-residents will just have to deal with restrictions. Every other state does it, just wish ND would have started earlier.


Name: jeff
City: ventura
Remote Name: 63.173.0.145
Date: Monday January 19, 2004
Time: 02:02:44 PM

Hunting_Talk

lee, what were you doing in the dumpster? you should know as well as i that there are all types of people in every state. some dont value the sport as much as you or i. i am sure there are locals near you that poach or kill pheasants and dont eat them. you cant control every person. just to let you know there were several people in our hotel and the other hotel in town from north and south dakota. finding a couple pheasants in the dumpster is a poor arguement for out of state hunters. anyone could have done that. but i also know there are a lot of out of staters that just go on this hunting trip to get drunk and obnoxious. i see them every year and i hate them too. anyway, see you next year. <snipped>, jeff in ca.



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