Outdoors

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Nov. 25 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 25 – Mountain lion early season closes, Zone 1. Nov. 26 – Audubon NWR upland game opener. Nov. 29 – Dove season closes. Nov. 30 – Deer muzzleloader season opens.

Fall mule deer survey completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated fawn production in 2018 was better than in 2017. Biologists counted 2,446 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 43 bucks per 100 does was higher than last year and the same as the ...

Donate deer to Sportsmen Against Hunger

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding deer hunters to keep in mind the Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall. While this year’s deer proclamation allows only one deer gun license per hunter, families with more than one license might want to consider donating a deer to ...

Report feral pig sightings

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters who might come across feral swine this fall that hunting and trapping them is illegal. Casey Anderson, assistant chief of wildlife for Game and Fish, said while it is uncommon to come across feral swine in North Dakota, it can ...

Special allocation lottery apps due Jan. 1

Nonprofit organizations that are eligible to receive big game hunting licenses in 2019, must have the application submitted to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department no later than Jan. 1. A law passed during the 2017 state legislature provides direction for the Game and Fish director to ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Fall crow season closes. Today – Woodcock season closes. Friday – Deer gun opener. Saturday – Bobcat season opens. Sunday – Sandhill crane season closes. Nov. 25 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 25 – Mountain lion early season closes, Zone 1. Nov. 26 – ...

Deer season questions and answers

Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. Some common questions are listed below. Hunters with further questions are encouraged to call the Game and Fish Department at 328-6300, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Nov. 2 – Bighorn sheep opener. Nov. 4 – Moose season closes. Nov. 5 – Fall crow season closes. Nov. 5 – Woodcock season closes. Nov. 9 – Deer gun opener. Nov. 10 – Bobcat season opens. Nov. 11 – Sandhill crane season closes. Nov. 25 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. ...

CWD surveillance continues

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2018 hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 17 units in the western portion of the state. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Oct. 24 – Full moon 11:46 a.m. Nov. 2 – Bighorn sheep opener. Nov. 4 – Moose season closes. Nov. 5 – Fall crow season closes. Nov. 5 – Woodcock season closes. Nov. 9 – Deer gun opener. Nov. 10 – Bobcat season opens. Nov. 11 – Sandhill crane season closes. Nov. 25 ...

Fall fish survey completed

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists have completed fall reproduction surveys and most waters fared as good as or better than expected. Scott Gangl, Department fisheries management section leader, said Lake Sakakawea had the eighth highest catch of young-of-the-year ...

Deer gun licenses available

Interested hunters may still have time to purchase a license for the 2018 deer gun hunting season. As of Oct. 15, more than 90 antlerless white-tailed deer licenses remained in units 3F1, 3F2 and 4F. These licenses are available only to individuals who have not already received a lottery or ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Oct. 24 – Full moon 11:46 a.m. Nov. 2 – Bighorn sheep opener. Nov. 4 – Moose season closes. Nov. 5 – Fall crow season closes. Nov. 5 – Woodcock season closes. Nov. 9 – Deer gun opener. Nov. 10 – Bobcat season opens. Nov. 11 – Sandhill crane season closes. Nov. 25 ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for August and September: Lake Sakakawea walleye: Ted Pfau, Minot, Aug. 3, 8 lbs., 4 oz. Traci Knopik, Hazen, Aug. 18, 8 lbs., 9 oz. Steven Meadows, Hazen, Sept. 3, 8 lbs., 6 oz. Devils Lake ...

CATH-N-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length for August and September: Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Pat Balvitsch, Mandan, Aug. 2, 36 inches. Linda Chadduck, Jamestown, Aug. 12, 38 inches. Lake Metigoshe northern pike: Clarence ...

Equipment registration number used for identification

Hunters, trappers and anglers are reminded that an equipment registration number, or the individual’s name, address and telephone number, must be displayed on all equipment requiring identification. Identification must be attached to cable devices that are set on either private or public ...

Permit required to possess dead deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer, or any part of a dead deer such as a skull and antlers, found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. ...

General game and habitat license required for deer hunters

Deer hunters are reminded of a state law that requires hunters to purchase a general game and habitat license before receiving a deer license. North Dakota Century Code 20.1-03-02 reads “a person may not acquire any resident or nonresident license to hunt, catch, take or kill any small game ...

Motorists warned to watch for deer

Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce ...

PLOTS regulations

Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 6-12. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land. The law applies to all small game, waterfowl, ...