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Our Outdoors: The Hope in Habitat


October 18, 2021

Simonson Photo

Jimmy Argent, originally of Steele, N.D. pauses with the author's lab Ole and a mature rooster, following a hunt down the small drain pictured in the back. Reserving marginal acres amidst cropland provides valuable habitat for wildlife and hunting opportunities.

When it comes to hunting, where you find habitat, you find your quarry. While fields of corn and soybeans will draw pheasants, deer and waterfowl to their edges to feed, the other 95 percent of their lives are spent loafing, staying warm, remaining hidden and raising their young in places kept away from prying eyes under the cover of thick vegetation and tangled reeds and branches. Sloughs, t...

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