Re: NANFA-- Ready to rock

Steven A. Ellis (
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:14:23 -0500

Thanks, Mark!

Yeah, I'll be there for sure. If I'm not, Chip will put out a contract on
me. :-)

Hey, I'm impressed that you go outdoors in that cold, much less report on


At 07:52 PM 2/6/04 -0600, you wrote:
>Welcome back Steve! It's nice to hear from you again. I hope you make it
>to the convention next year.
>I wish I was in driving distance to join in your expeditions in the ice-free
>South. It's been weeks since I've seen above freezing temps.
>This isn't really fish related, but it is about nature. I'm getting up real
>early tomorrow and am heading for Pierre, South Dakota. I guess there are
>gyrfalcons all over the area. There is an abundance of prairie chickens,
>sharp-tailed grouse, pheasants, ducks, and geese that they're chowing down
>on. They've just discovered a few years ago that it's a major wintering
>area for the bird. I saw them many years ago along Hudson Bay in Churchill,
>Manitoba along with polar bears, arctic fox, and snowy owls. They're very
>cool raptors and I hope to see a few of them. Unfortunately it's the gray
>not the white form that comes down here, but nonetheless they are very
>Maybe there will be a few fish in the tailrace of Oahe dam on the Missouri
>that I can report on.
>Mark Otnes
>Fargo ND
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