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Hunter Surveys, Wing Submissions Provide Deep Look at Upland Birds


January 11, 2021

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The wing, tailfeathers and head feathers of a harvested sharptailed grouse are put in an envelope and submitted to the NDG&F. In total, the agency handles thousands of wings each year from the state's three major upland game species.

While the upland bird hunting seasons have ended in North Dakota, the work for the staff of the state's Game and Fish Department (NDG&F) is just getting underway in an effort to tally hunter hours in the field, their relative success and also the data from submitted samples to help gain the information needed through surveys and wings submitted by sportsmen. Through those hunter surveys and sam...

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