Outdoors

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

March 20 – Full moon, 8:44 p.m. March 30-31 – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Spring Gun Show, All Seasons Arena. April 13 – Spring Turkey opener. April 13 – Maple Sugaring Day, Ft. Stevenson State Park, 9 a.m.-3p.m., 337-5576. April 19 – Full moon, 6:13 a.m. April 27 – ND ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – North Dakota Bluegill Championship, Lake Metigoshe. Saturday – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Cabin Fever Social, Mandan Moose, 6 p.m. Saturday – Souris Valley Chapter 10th Annual Mule Deer Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m., 240-5551. March 15 – Bobcat season closes. March 15 – ...

Game and Fish violations for 2018

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s enforcement division has tallied the number of hunting, angling and boating citations for 2018, and failure to carry a license was the number one violation. Game wardens issued more than 2,400 citations last year, compared to 2,500 in ...

Youth grant applications due in April

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist recruitment of the next generation of hunters and shooters. The ...

For the love of fishing

You name it. He’s probably got it in his collection or is hoping to find one. Duane Biewer, Minot, has an extensive collection of fishing tackle that includes hundreds of hard to find, rare and odd items. It’s not surprising for a man who has had fishing in his blood as long as he can ...

Spring light goose conservation order

North Dakota’s spring light goose conservation order opens Feb. 23 and continues through May 12. Residents must have a valid current season 2018-19 (valid through March 31) or 2019-20 (required April 1) combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license. Resident ...

Walz, Flanagan to host their 1st Gov Fishing Opener in May

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Here's a warm thought for Minnesotans shivering in the cold and snow — the annual Governor's Fishing Opener is only three months away. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan will host their inaugural Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener since winning election in ...

Candlelight hike planned at Fort Stevenson

GARRISON — Fort Stevenson State Park is offering an outdoor event this Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe by candlelight in advance of the upcoming full moon known as the Snow Moon. The Snow Moon full arrives next Tuesday. Park ...

Spring turkey application deadline Wednesday

Prospective spring turkey hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 season is Wednesday, February 13. Spring turkey applicants can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Applications can also be submitted by calling ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 7 a.m., 214-9832. Feb. 19 – Full moon, 9:55 a.m. Feb. 22-24 – Wild Outdoor Women, Lake Metigoshe State Park, 263-4514. Feb. 23 – Spring Light Goose opener (proposed). March 2 – North Dakota Bluegill ...

Grants support High School Trap League

Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support their high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible. North Dakota Game and Fish Department education section leader Marty ...

Darkhouse spearers must register

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department ...

Whopper CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for January: Lake Audubon walleye: Chester Reich, Minot, Jan. 14, 8 lbs., 4 oz. Missouri River burbot: Steve Schaper, Beulah, Jan. 5, 13 lbs., 3 oz. Lake Oahe crappie: Dustin Steckler, Bismarck, ...

Lifetime fishing license nixed

It failed before and it failed again. The North Dakota House of Representatives followed the “do no pass” recommendation of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in voting 16-73 against passage of House Bill 1331, a bill that sought to have Game and Fish issue lifetime fishing ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday –Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North Carlson Lake, 529-4889. Saturday –Souris River Basin Longbeards Hunting Heritage Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m., 721-5546. Feb. 16 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 7:00 a.m., 214-9832. Feb. 19 – ...

Minoter Percy Ottmar has inspired a following of dedicated volunteers

He started the club with the lengthy name, has stayed the course for several years and has inspired countless other dedicated volunteers to do the same. Percy Ottmar, Minot, is one of the founders of the Souris River Basin Longbeards, an organization affiliated with the National Turkey ...

Outdoors bills in legislative process

BISMARCK – A pair of moose hunting bills have been heard by legislators who continue to ponder the fate of both bills. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee took no action this week on HB 1246 and HB 1357. Both bills will surface again at later committee hearings until a vote is ...

NASP tourney March 22-23

The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is scheduled for March 22-23 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature competition in Bullseye or Olympic style, and 3-D. The tournament consists of team and individual competition in elementary, ...

Remove gear from WMAs by Jan. 31

Hunters are reminded that treestands, blinds, steps and other personal items such as cameras, must be removed from all wildlife management areas by Jan. 31. Items not removed by Jan. 31 are considered abandoned property and are subject to removal and confiscation by the North Dakota Game and ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – New Town Chamber/Parshall Van Hook Ice Fishing Derby. Saturday – Harvey Wildlife Club Ice Fishing Derby, Goose Lake, 399-9042. Feb. 9 – Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North Carlson Lake, 529-4889. Feb. 16 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake ...