How is it lookin in ND?

Crew_ChiefND

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Was in the SC part of the state Saturday, only saw 2 fields trying to be planted. If we keep getting rain or not a significant temperature increase to help dry out the fields, there will be quite a bit of unplanted acreage.
 

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Don't worry Prevent Plant Payments from insurance are pretty good considering the farmer has no input or harvest cost. Farming is almost a no fail system these days.
That is true, but I am pretty sure that is not in the best interest of everyone...
 

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I am guessing the rain the west is supposed to receive this evening should take them out of the drought.
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Crazy how fast the pendulum can swing in the prairie. And a constant reminder that it is always swinging, maybe not dramatically, but its always moving.
 

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I drove up I29 to WPG last week. It was basically water as far as you could see from Grand Forks to the border.
Reason being is the Red River of the North is flooding along with pretty much every tributary in the watershed. The RRV is flat as a table top so once that water breaks the river banks, it's a free for all.
The big concern for anyone wanting and thinking of this fall for field hunting, is the lack of fields being planted at this current time.
This article was published yesterday 16May

 

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Reason being is the Red River of the North is flooding along with pretty much every tributary in the watershed. The RRV is flat as a table top so once that water breaks the river banks, it's a free for all.
The big concern for anyone wanting and thinking of this fall for field hunting, is the lack of fields being planted at this current time.
This article was published yesterday 16May

Agreed. It usually take one hour to get from Emerson to WPG. It took 2.5 hours due to road closures.
 

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Mother nature hasnt been kind to that part of the country lately.a few yrs ago the beets rotted by rain then drought now this.
 

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The RRV is located in the old lake Agazzi lakebed. Extremely flat and water outside the riverbank goes for many miles. Many farmsteads and larger cities now have dike and leavy protection. This forces more water elsewhere, but the right decision.

The RRV like many phenomenal farming areas has been drain tiled and ditched. Nearly every wetland in the RRV has been gone for a long, long time (50+ years). Really the first part of ND to be drain tiled.

The Red River of the North flows north ... thus as southern ND and western MN thaw first ... water starts flowing north into Manitoba. Some years ice dams block the flow and flooding reverts backwards.

The Agazzi lakebed and old beach are more visible on the western MN side. Some potholes remain on the old beach area and the soil on the beachhead is not the best for farming. Legacy prairie holds remnant flocks of prairie chickens and some incredible sized whitetails.

Red River in ND and MN has some really good and largely untapped fishing. Catfish are well known, but there are walleyes in the Dakota section. Walleyes in the Canada part of the RR are pretty well known "greenbacks"

The RRV from a hunting perspective is pretty poor unless you have access to remaining habitat (mainly deer) ... some springs the snow geese are there heavy, but mostly when sheet water is plenty and hunting them is not simple.
 

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