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Patricia Stockdill

The WPA – a treasure for ducks and more 

Northern Celebrations  North Dakota may be a leading agricultural and energy producing state, but it takes the lead in another category treasured by many who love the outdoors – waterfowl production and habitat.  The state is in the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region, AKA the “Duck Factory” of the United States.  The Prairie Pothole […]
by Patricia Stockdill
October 1, 2022

Pondering ducks, dogs, and more 

Northern Celebrations  As waterfowl season enters full swing, an array of ponderings filter in and out of one’s mind:  Granted, sometimes those ponderings might be because of an abundance of time when the only thing moving are gentle breezes waving slough grass and a 10-week-old Brittany on her first waterfowl (AKA anything that she can […]
by Patricia Stockdill
September 24, 2022

Knowledge is Key 

Northern Celebrations  Knowledge can unlock doors to many opportunities.  And knowledge is key when it comes to unlocking a hunting dog who inadvertently ventured into a trap or cable device when in the field.  It’s better to be proactive, educated, and prepared when it comes to dealing with in-the-field injuries and that includes knowing what […]
by Patricia Stockdill
September 17, 2022

Garnet, Foreign Bodies, and bubble wrap

Northern Celebrations The bubble wrap almost came next and we’re hoping the new Hunting Maniac isn’t like one already in the house. The thought crossed my mind that the only thing to protect our orange-and-white Hunting Maniac in our house, Garnet, when she was young was bubble wrap. Even at a mere one and a […]
by Patricia Stockdill
September 10, 2022

When the uncommon occurs  

Northern Celebrations   It doesn’t seem possible but fall hunting seasons have arrived – too soon for those who haven’t been conditioning and training their four-legged hunting maniac in the cool hours of the day.  Get out there in the short time before more hunting officially kicks off, especially considering early Canada goose and dove seasons […]
by Patricia Stockdill
September 3, 2022

The Alphabet Chain - is it “M” for Monster???

Northern Celebrations Our family – my husband, myself, a brother-in-law, and nephew - have an alphabet chain of dog names for our Hunting Maniac Brittanys we’ve been blessed with over the years.  We started the tradition innocently enough, naming our first dog Britt. It was a great call name in the field. And what else […]
by Patricia Stockdill
August 27, 2022

It's Almost Here: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There is a song that talks about Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year.  While that might be extremely difficult to dispute, many hunters will likely argue that autumn is the most wonderful time of the year.  Just think, several hunting seasons get underway soon – as in the first couple of days […]
by Patricia Stockdill
August 20, 2022

Swan Song 

The application deadline for one of 2,200 tundra swan licenses available in 2022 is rapidly approaching. Mark Aug. 17 on the calendar if that application hasn’t already been submitted. However, if 2022 follows trends in recent years, it’s possible – but not certain -  wanna-be swan hunters could still have an opportunity to hunt. The […]
by Patricia Stockdill
August 13, 2022

Northern Celebrations: A Time and Place for Everything, Including Releasing Fish

It’s been said that there is a time and place for everything.   The old adage holds true for fishing, as well, especially when it comes to well-meaning anglers practicing catch-and-release.   Generally, releasing a healthy fish is a noble – and good - act.   It’s just that it’s not always the best for […]
by Patricia Stockdill
August 6, 2022

The August "to do" List

Pardon the pun, but with summer temperatures heating up as we head at lightning speed into August, this week’s burning question will be “Where did June and July go?” August??? Already??? Seriously??? Yes, seriously folks, August is almost here. That means school. It means fall sports practice. It means shorter days and longer nights. It […]
by Patricia Stockdill
July 30, 2022
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