Outdoors

North Dakota ANS Plan on web

The North Dakota Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan, an update of the original version prepared in 2005, has been signed by Gov. Doug Burgum and is available for viewing on the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Completed and revised by the North Dakota Aquatic Invasive ...

Winter anglers reminded to clean up ice

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds winter anglers to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is not only unsightly, but it is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on the ice. According to state fishing ...

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country’s millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will ...

New outdoors bills at Legislature

It is early in the North Dakota legislative session, but there already have been a number of bills related to the outdoors submitted for consideration. More are expected to be introduced in the coming days but here is a look at some of the outdoor type bills that are destined for increased ...

23rd Annual Buffalo Lodge Ice Fishing Derby

Derby results Here are the results of the Buffalo Lodge Ice Fishing Derby: Largest northern pike: 1 – 5 lbs., 7 oz., Caleb Cross 2 – 5 lbs., 6 oz., Lane Bachmeier Smallest northern pike: 1 – 1 lb., 6 oz., Caleb Schmutzler Largest walleye: 1 – 0 lb., 13 oz., Evie ...

Chronic wasting disease in Divide County

Three deer taken during the 2018 North Dakota deer gun season have been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. While two of the positive deer were taken in unit 3F2, an area of North ...

Hunter education classes

Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2019 are reminded to register early as most classes are held the first few months of the calendar year. Interested students must click on the education link at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Classes are ...

Hunting, fishing legislation

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again track hunting and fishing issues during the 2019 legislative session. Interested outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by visiting the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. A brief description of each bill will be ...

Darkhouse spearfishing workshop

People interested in darkhouse spearfishing can sign up for a workshop offered Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge. Sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, participants will learn about ice safety, the ...

Outdoors Calendar

Today – Bighorn sheep season closes. Today – Winter Survival Camp, Lake Metigoshe State Park. Jan. 1 – Happy New Year! Sunday – Upland game season closes. Sunday – Fall turkey season closes. Sunday – Deer bow season closes. Jan. 12 – Souris River Basin Longbeards Ice ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Tuesday – Merry Christmas! Friday – Canada goose season closes, Zone 1. Saturday – Buffalo Lodge Lake Fishing Derby, 720-3555. Saturday–Sunday – Free fishing weekend. Sunday – Duck season closes, High Plains Unit. Sunday – Light geese season closes. Sunday – Tundra swan ...

Jerad Bluem named Wildlife Officer of the Year

Jerad Bluem, North Dakota Game and Fish Department district game warden stationed in Steele, is the state’s 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Bluem was honored recently by the Shikar-Safari Club International, a private conservation organization that annually recognizes outstanding wildlife ...

Game and Fish recognizes employee efforts

North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand recently honored a number of employees with performance-based awards. Steinwand presented the following employees with special recognition awards at the department’s annual staff meeting Dec. 6. Levi Jacobson, private land ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Sunday – Deer muzzleloader season closes. Sunday – Canada goose season closes, Zone 3. Dec. 21 – Canada goose season closes, Zone 2. Dec. 22 – Full moon, 11:50 a.m. Dec. 28 – Canada goose season closes, Zone 1. Dec. 29 – Buffalo Lodge Lake Fishing Derby, 720-3555. Dec. ...

Winter fishing regulations

North Dakota anglers are encouraged to refer to the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide or the state Game and Fish Department’s website for winter fishing regulations. In addition, anglers can visit the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, for an extensive list of fishing questions and ...

Coyote Catalog available for hunters, landowners

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are once again opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are dealing with coyotes in their areas. Last winter, nearly 30 landowners ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – District 2 NDG&F Advisory Board meeting, Stanley, 7 p.m., 629-1622. Tuesday – District 1 NDG&F Advisory Board meeting, Crosby, 7 p.m., 339-3535. Dec. 16 – Deer muzzleloader season closes. Dec. 16 – Canada goose season closes, Zone 3. Dec. 21 – Canada goose ...

Fish sampling data available

Anglers looking for a more in-depth look into many of North Dakota’s fisheries will have that chance soon on the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Jerry Weigel, fisheries production/development section supervisor, said beginning in early December, anglers will be able ...

Late-season hunting ends soon

The North Dakota waterfowl duck and white-fronted goose seasons closed Dec. 2. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 8 and continues through Dec. 30. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 16 in the eastern zone, Dec. 21 in the western zone and Dec. 28 in the ...