This week’s episode opens with Prairie Sportsman host, Bret Amundson, hunting with Pheasants Forever representatives. The outing is successful as the hunters witness close to 200 birds take to the sky.
In the Lamberton Wildlife Management Area in southwest Minnesota, Nicole Davros, DNR upland game researcher, takes viewers late-night hen trapping. She captures and collars hens so she can study their preferred habitat for raising their broods and surviving Minnesota’s harsh winters.
Chef Curt Anderson of Evansville is back with one of his scrumptious culinary creations for our first cooking segment of the 2017 season!
This week’s Q&A section answers questions about the spread of avian influenza, ATV trail sustainability and enhancements and trap leagues. Additionally, the Aquatic Invasive Species Minute features White Bear Lake and a zebra mussel detecting dog. The dog is trained to sniff out this aquatic invasive species that the DNR might otherwise miss. Visit the Prairie Sportsman blog to learn more about these issues at pioneer.org/blog.
About Prairie Sportsman
Prairie Sportsman celebrates our love of the outdoors – to hunt, fish and enjoy recreation provided by our vast resources of lakes, rivers, trails and grasslands. The program’s mission is to encourage more families to become environmental stewards as they enjoy the natural world. Previously aired episodes of Prairie Sportsman can be viewed at http://video.pioneer.org/video/2365944587.
Prairie Sportsman is produced by Cindy Dorn and filmed and edited by Dan Balluff. The 2017 season is made possible by funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Ice Castle Fish Houses Manufacturing and Live Wide Open.