Front and center on my agenda is the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit â€śKey Ingredients: America by Foodâ€ť that is on display here at the Barnes County Museum now through March 11th. Sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council this exhibit is touring six communities in ND in 2011 and 2012 and Iâ€™ve learned that it will tour another six ND towns for 2012-2014.
The 2012 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 700 licenses remain in nine units. The governorâ€™s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses, and hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are also eligible.
2011 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests
Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2011 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 88 percent for moose and 50 percent for elk.
Four bighorn sheep units were open in 2011. Game and Fish issued one license in unit B1/B2, two licenses in unit B3, and two licenses in unit B4. One additional auction license holder was able to hunt any open area. All six hunters tagged adult rams.
St. Catherine School---Valley City
North Dakotaâ€™s 2012-14 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2014. In addition, anglers are reminded that new fishing licenses are required April 1.
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Made possible by Faith in Action of Mercy Hospital
The week of celebrating brought many people into the school to enjoy time with the students and be thanked for all they do to help our school. We began with the 10:30am Mass on Sunday by acknowledging Dacotah Bank as a business who has continually helped St. Catherine School through the annual Fall Auction and the REACH organization. We also thanked Mr. Ken Kohler Jr. for his constant efforts with the Auction and his many years as a REACH Board of Director.
Spring Light Goose Licenses Available
Light goose hunters planning to hunt during North Dakotaâ€™s spring season can purchase a license online at the state Game and Fish Departmentâ€™s website. The season opens Feb. 18 and continues through May 6.
Residents can hunt during the spring season by having last fallâ€™s 2011-12 bird licenses. Otherwise, hunters will need to purchase either a 2012-13 combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license.
FOOD EXPO: Local Foodâ€”Local Growers
Come out to the Food Expo from 7pm to 8:30pm on Monday, February 27 at the Hi-Liner Activity Center in the lobby.
-Local Growers presenting their products
-Opportunity to talk with growers about their products
-Sue Balcom presents a talk: Why buy local
-Community Gardens will be there with opportunity to sign up for plots!
-Community Supported Agriculture
-FREE samples of products including local beef, white whole wheat buns, salads, and much more!!
Great Lakes Wolf Population Delisted
The recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the Great Lakes population of gray wolves from federal protection might not seem as important in North Dakota as some of the other states in the Midwest, but it is significant nonetheless.