New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Our Outdoors: Musts for Gusts


October 19, 2020

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Three in the Wind. The author pauses after picking up his limit of three rooster pheasants in the breezy conditions of North Dakota's pheasant opener.

Beyond the usual celebration of dog and bird and of field boots and swinging shotguns, this year's pheasant opener was highlighted by another frequent autumn occurrence in the upper Midwest: gusty conditions. In the gales that topped forty miles per hour on one stretch of my first weekend walks, the pines around me in the tree belt howled in a way that made me nervous that branches would start...

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