Prairie Pothole Day 2104
The Prairie Pothole Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association has begun meeting weekly to prepare for Prairie Pothole Day 2104. Prizes are being picked up, the grounds are being groomed, and the seminar schedule is coming into focus. The Chapter is planning on a great event, so mark your calendars for Saturday, September 6th, 2014.
Gates open at 9 AM!
Prairie Pothole Day Speakers!
Prairie Pothole Day 2014 will feature two headline seminar speakers this year.
Scott Threinen will be returning again this year to lead seminars on waterfowl calling and hunting. Join Scott on Saturday to refresh your skills, pick-up new techniques, and see the latest in duck and goose calls.
Carli Ferron from Northwoods Training Kennel will lead seminars on the latest activity for your dog - Shed Hunting! Join Carli to learn more about this new sport.
Minnesota Walk In Area Update!
A recent note on the Minnesota DNR Walk-In Access (WIA) Program web page notes that hunters must purchase a WIA validation this fall to hunt WIA sites. Related to ELS Privilege Code 190 this is a nominal $3 fee designed to cover the cost of the license transaction with the remainder to be used for a hunter evaluation next year. The validation also gives DNR and policymakers a way to track the number of hunters whom hunt the WIA's.
Wetlands: The Drain Game
Since signing on air in 1964 as the public television station serving North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, Prairie Public's production crews have logged uncounted miles and thousands of hours creating quality series, documentaries, and performance shows that have become viewer's favorites.
Wetland Reserve Program at 20 Years!
The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property.
Sea Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss
A video from the USGS that describes the causes of wetland losses in the Mississippi River Delta
Wild Game Recipe Web sites
Now that fall is fully underway and most of us hopefully have some fresh game to cook for our families here is a short list of web sites for new recipes.
- Wild Game Recipes - Food Network
- Game Recipes - Hunter Angler Gardener Cookbook
- CooK Wild Game Web site
Minnesota Migration Report!
Aquatic Invasive Species - MN Waters at Risk
Hawk Eye Nature Cam
The Prairie Pothole Chapter has been building, maintaining, and documenting wood duck nesting structures for 30 years in West Central Minnesota. While it is fun to check the nest boxes after the chicks have hatched improvements in camera technology now allow you to watch what is happening inside the cedar boxes. The Hawk Eye Nat Camera is an excellent way to keep an eye on the happenings in your nest boxes. The Chapter is working with Birdhouse Spy Cam out of West Linn, Oregon to supply these cameras in Minnesota. You can learn more about the camera's by following the link to Birdhouse spy cam. If you are interested in a camera for your own project please contact Troy Heck at 320-905-5451.