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‘Future of Hunting’ conference set in Bismarck

November 22, 2012 at 08:47 AM

The Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota hunters are facing trends that are shrinking wildlife habitat as they prepare to gather for a second “Future of Hunting” conference in Bismarck.

The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/10nxVSw ) that since the first conference eight months ago, 650,000 acres of Conservation Reserve Program land have been lost to crop production and 1,400 new oil wells have been drilled.

A proposed ballot measure to set up a state conservation fund also was derailed by a petition fraud scandal.

Hunters and conservationists hope their conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 will lead to proposals to increase habitat that they can take to the Legislature next year.

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Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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