Venture out, but leave wintering wildlife alone, NDGF advises – Grand Forks Herald

This winter started with a blizzard in mid-November. With more snow and cooler temperatures in December, winter is tough on wildlife.

While enjoying winter activities outdoors, it’s important to keep your distance from overwintering wildlife. Mike Anderson explains in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors segment.

“They hide in winter cover close to food,” says Levi Jacobson, director of wildlife resource management for the North Dakota Game and Fish Division. “They try not to expend a lot of energy in harsh conditions like this, so they don’t have to go looking for food or anything like that. Winter.”

With sunny days and no wind, people want to get outside to enjoy their favorite winter activities.

“Whether it’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or anything else, I encourage you to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” says Jacobson.

If you witness someone harassing wildlife, call the Report All Poachers line at 701-328-9921.

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