Outdoors

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 ...

Reservations open for Corps camping

Reservations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campsites for the 2019 recreation camping season are now open for Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon as they can be made six months in advanced. Reservations can be made through: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Lake Sakakawea ...

Spring turkey season set

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 6,025 wild turkey licenses for the 2019 spring hunting season, 370 more than last year. Eleven of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than in 2018, seven have fewer and three remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams ...

Mountain lion harvest quota reached

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 was closed Tuesday. The zone’s late-season harvest limit was reached after the seventh cat was taken. A conditional season in Zone 1 will open Jan. 28 for hunters to pursue the additional six mountain lions that were not taken during the ...

Fort Stevenson State Park holds Fat Tire Bike Classic

Fort Stevenson State Park, in partnership with Val’s Cyclery of Minot, is holding a Fat Tire Bike Trail Race, Saturday, Jan. 26. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The race begins at 1 p.m. The total race route will be 14 miles, consisting of 4 laps of 3.5 miles each. Prizes will be ...

Coyote catalog connects landowners, hunters

North Dakota’s coyote population is always a concern for livestock producers. They know that too many of the wily predators can take a toll on their operations. Hunters and trappers across the state watch coyote numbers too. In an effort to keep coyote numbers in check, the North Dakota ...

Lake Sakakawea declared frozen

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially declared Lake Sakakawea completely frozen on Saturday, Jan. 12. This past open water season was 272 days long as the Corps declared Sakakawea completely ice free on March 27, 2018. The shortest season of ice on the big lake occurred in 2012 when ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Souris River Basin Longbeards Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Darling, 721-5546. Saturday – Hiddenwood Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, Makoti Lake, 720-4386. Jan. 19 – Minot State Baseball Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 822-2010. Jan. 19 – Relay For Life Ice Fishing ...

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 ...