Outdoors

Game and Fish sponsors Earth Day project

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is once again celebrating Earth Day by sponsoring clean-up days on publicly owned or managed lands. With Earth Day recognized April 22, each member of a school, Girl Scout, Boy Scout, 4-H club or youth organization who participates in cleaning up ...

Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday – Dis. 2 NDG&F Advisory Board Meeting, Verendrye Electric, Minot, 7 p.m. Tuesday – Dis. 7 NDG&F Advisory Board Meeting, Game and Fish, Bismarck, 7 p.m. Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club Oak Park Bird Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Nelson ...

Deer gratis applications online

Landowners who are interested in applying for a 2018 deer gratis license can fill out their application online by visiting the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The general deer lottery and muzzleloader applications will be available online in early May. The deadline for ...

Report bald eagle nest sightings

The state Game and Fish Department is asking for help in locating active bald eagle nests in North Dakota. Game and Fish conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said the department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings. Eagles are incubating eggs ...

Hunting guide and outfitter test set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is May 12 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, ...

Game and Fish holding spring advisory board meetings

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is holding its annual spring advisory board meetings around the state beginning this week. The meetings are held each spring and fall to give the public a chance to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of department ...

Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday – Dist. 1 NDG&F Advisory Board Meeting, Library, Williston, 7 p.m. Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club Oak Park Bird Walk, 8:00 a.m. Saturday – Spring Turkey Opener. Saturday – Junior Shooting, Minot Gun Club Indoor Range, 9 a.m. - noon, 340-6029. April 13 – Souris ...

Michigan walleye tagged with cash rewards

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan anglers could win thousands of dollars fishing in the Saginaw Bay as part of the state Natural Resources Department's annual drive. The department recently tagged and released 3,000 walleye in the bay's tributary rivers to incentivize anglers to help monitor ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for March: Lake Metigoshe northern pike: Lyndon Romsos, Bottineau, March 3, 21 lbs., 1 oz. Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Lared Bleum, Steele, March 3, 20 lbs., 9 oz. Randolph Whitmore, Billings, ...

Catch N Release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length for March: Rice Lake northern pike: Logan Cox, Minot, March 3, 38 inches. Lake Sakakawea walleye: Shane Jordan, Minot, March 17, 26 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Michael ...

2018-20 fishing regulations set

North Dakota’s 2018-20 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2020. Fishing licenses for the 2018-19 season can be purchased online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or at license vendors that are linked to the ...

Shed hunting

As March snow melts away, an off-season activity that many deer hunters pursue is looking for shed antlers. Both whitetail and mule deer bucks, and moose and elk, lose their antlers during winter, typically in January and into February, though occasionally these big game animals are seen with ...

Outdoors Calendar

March 16 – Pheasants For The Future Banquet, State Fairgrounds, 5 p.m. March 17 – Junior Shooting, Minot Gun Club Indoor Range, 9 a.m. - noon, 340-6029. March 23-24 – National Archery in the Schools State Tourney, State Fair Center, Minot. March 23 – Minot Ducks Unlimited ...

Outdoors Briefs

Elk, moose, bighorn sheep applications online North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available, and prospective hunters can apply online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. General lottery applications can also be submitted by calling ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for February: Lake Darling smallmouth bass: Dalton Cooper, Minot, Feb. 17, 3 lbs., 2 oz. Bradley Cooper, Minot, Feb. 17, 3 lbs., 9 oz. Matthew Sys, Sawyer, Feb. 17, 3 lbs., 4 oz. Devils Lake white ...

Catch n’ Release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length for February: Lake Oahe crappie: Karter Anderson, Bismarck, Feb. 3, 14 inches.

Alaska fishermen offer berths to wannabe deckhands

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Cathryn Klusmeier comes from a long line of Arkansans. Hers is not a family of fishermen, and her childhood in the landlocked state afforded little time on the ocean. After moving to Sitka, however, she snagged a job on Eric Jordan's F/V I Gotta in 2014, and quickly ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 2-26-18

Saturday – Mule Deer Foundation 9th Annual Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m., 720-2134. Saturday – Snowshoe The J. Clark Salyer NWR, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday – Turtle Mountain Wildlife Club Fishing Derby, Carpenter Lake, 228-4829. Saturday – Junior Shooting, Minot Gun Club Indoor Range, ...

Game warden exam set for Feb. 23

Individuals interested in taking the exam to select candidates for the position of a full-time temporary district game warden must register no later than Feb. 19. The test is at 10 a.m., Feb. 23, at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must ...

CATCH-n-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length for January: Lake Metigoshe bluegill: Darwin Getzlaff, Bottineau, Jan. 21, 11 inches. Lake Oahe crappie: Jackie Schmaltz, Underwood, Jan. 20, 14 inches. Kelly Schmaltz, Underwood, Jan. ...