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Protecting our outdoors

February 9, 2014

Rick Olek, Fargo North Dakota’s special, and it’s worth keeping it that way. As an outdoorsman and veteran, I love to hunt and fis....

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Feb-11-14 3:56 PM

Amen Legend!

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Feb-11-14 11:31 AM

center it's not the out of state hunters that concerns me it's the money the tourism dept. gives outfitters to promote tourism through hunting.

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Feb-10-14 1:52 PM

I agree center.. what wildlife is in that area is getting smashed on the roads. Except those pesky elk they have to thin out now and then. (last year) That is a good idea to tax the land leased to and used by outfitters at a commercial rate, but that would have to be separate from the property tax paid by the landowner unless the lease money is more than what the land normally produces.

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Feb-10-14 1:31 PM

Well, bird, I agree with parts of your blog, but having spent most of my life in the West, there will be little or no hunting left in the Bakken area. Take a drive through the Baker, Mt. area to Marmath/Rhame and south of there. Total devastation to the Badlands. You will see the same from the the Interstate north to the Canadian Border. It is over, so you really don't have to worry about those out of Staters...That will slow down in the near future too. But, If you want to stop this flow, stop the leasing of land for hunting by outfitters. If the land is leased, it should be taxed as a commercial land enterprise , which it is. That will get the subsidized landholder up in arms.

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Feb-10-14 9:22 AM

You really want to protect our outdoors you will help separate/eliminate the hunting outfitters from the tourism dept.

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Feb-10-14 9:19 AM

Hey Rick.. you can thank Mother nature for the decline in wildlife population. The deer are just about at the right numbers, the deer/car collisions are way down and that is a good thing. Right now G&F is trying to figure out how to get 100,000 people to apply for 40,000 tags, it's a money addiction I think.

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Feb-09-14 11:30 AM

Is this the same Governor who soaks up government subsidies and kisses the rear of the oil industry. Legend is right, your three idiots will never protect ND outdoors over oil exploration. Rest in peace, ND, it is over.

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Feb-09-14 11:01 AM

Agree except 4 the 3 Gov't. people you say would keep an eye on it. 2 of the 3 r responsible for the destruction 2 date. Don't think oil giddy bafoons will ever give a hoot about our precious western nd. We have seen what they have allowed to happen already. History will not be kind to those who promoted and allowed oil to boom here in such a reckless manner. "Take that to Washington".

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