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    I was wondering if anyone out in North Dakota can give a condition report. I believe the conditions have been better so far the spring. The chicks should be hatching any day now wondering if anyone has been seeing any and how the drought recovery is coming. I'm also particularly wondering about the bowman area because that's where I hunt. According to the farmer out there that I talk to you he said conditions on his place are better this year

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    Hi, well I can say that this year we've been getting a lot more rain and things are really green. The crops are coming up nicely and the prairie grasses are also growing. We've been getting rain here every week so far. It's been a big help. As far as the birds go, we did have a fair winter, cold, but not a lot of snow, a bit below average. The birds made it thru okay, saw quite a few this (short) spring when they were pairing up. The down side is, on average it was one hen to one rooster. Did see a couple roosters with two hens. I think the weather has been very good for nesting and the cover is coming up for the broods. I just hope the weather holds. This is my take for the central part of the state (south a bit north of Bismarck). Can't really say much about the western part of the state, except the conditions are better than last year as your farmer friend told you. Overall, I think we'll have a better year than last, but not like a few years ago. That takes time and Gods good will.

    Best,

    Greg
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    Anymore news on hatch or conditions this year in South west

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    Quote Originally Posted by James O View Post
    Anymore news on hatch or conditions this year in South west
    haven't been there, but i watch the weather...they've had quite a bit of rain...much better than last year, i have to believe...

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    Hi, like b-b said, they've gotten a more rain this year than last, the area your asking about is either normal or abnormally dry. So conditions are much more favorable for nesting and we hope the brooding season. As to the hatch, still a bit early to tell. Haven't heard anything either way. We'll see what Game & Fish has to say in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed for continued good weather!

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    Greg
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    Thanks guys
    Can not wait for season to start.Looking forward to a better season
    Than last year.Went to kansas last year I missed N Dakota

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