Dakota Country Magazine October 2016 Edition - Page 34

“Last year it seemed like it was all weeds. But you’ve got to be patient. There’s something about wild plants... it’s no flash in the pan.” Bill Wagner, Hazen, ND, one of 15 landowners in the state working among a multistate Honey Bee and Monarch Butterfly Partnership with Pheasants Forever, wildlife agencies, honey producers and seed companies. “There are alternatives to oil, but there are no alternatives to water. We all need water.” Joye Braun, organizer for local Native American protesters who were gathered in nonviolent prayer and protest near Cannonball, ND, against the Dakota Access pipeline construction, which is going under the Missouri River. “It generally continues a theme. Capsizing and falling overboard from a small boat are our most common factors, and not wearing a life jacket.” Minnesota’s DNR safety manager, Stan Linnell. Boating fatalities in that state are on track to pass last year’s boating deaths. 10 people have died as of early August, 18 died in 2015. “It’s not a haying program. It really is intended to benefit wildlife.” Margie Herner, director of Hettinger Co. (ND) Farm Service Agency, referring to the demand for and extensive hay cutting of CRP in August in southwestern North Dakota. “They’re having to use their rescue inhalers more, they’re having to use their rescue steroids more and they’ve actually had to go to urgent care.” Drl Laren Tan,Loma Linda University, referring to excessive smog in California this summer, especially Los Angeles. “We get some that are really nice and clean and never been touched almost and we get ones you could turn a pig loose in them and he’d turn his nose up because it’s so bad.” McKenzie County (ND) Salvage yard owner Tom Novak, talking about the growing number of trashed campers piling up on his property, a result of the slowdown in oil activity in the Bakken. “If you follow fair chase principles, hunting is not a competition. The only competition is within us. What we choose to do at the moment we touch the trigger is deeply personal. I try to explain to my students that it is never wrong to decide NOT to pull the trigger.” Kent Barrett, Kansas outdoor educator. “This is about our future. This is about thinking generationally. This is about everyone it affects, community after community. They are choosing oil, wealth and money over our future. I want to protect that the best I can and to show my son to stand up for what’s right.” Sunny Red Bear, Eagle Butte, SD, on why she’s opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. • Large Selection of Fishing Boats and Pontoons in Stock! Largest Selection of Jon Boat Inventory in the Area! Mention this ad las be and receive 4 Ca boat life jackets with purchase! Financing Available on Site - Trade-Ins Welcome – Full Service Shop. Repairs, Installations, Warranties See our complete inventory at www.cabelas.com Boat Sales 605-995-4471 Mon-- Sun- • Boat Service Shop 605-995-4472 Mon--Fri Cabelas • 601 Cabela Dr • Mitchell, SD • 605-995-4471 Page 34, Dakota Country, October 2016 www.dakotacountrymagazine.com