Outdoors

Outdoors Calendar

Nov. 20 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 21 – Audubon NWR opens for upland game. Nov. 25 – Deer muzzleloader season opens. Dec. 1 – Minot Rifle & Pistol Club monthly meeting, Indoor Range, 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 – Snowmobile North Dakota Convention, Bottineau, ...

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Erin McCleary fishes a small stream near Butte, Mont. With fall comes some of the best fly-fishing of the year where anglers will find a reprieve from the summer crowds, chances at big trout and some fine dry fly fishing opportunities.

Fall is the time for streamers & mayflies in Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Clouds and rain and cool weather have come to Bozeman. Leaves are changing colors, and coffee shops and breweries are putting pumpkin in everything again. It must be fall. With fall comes some of the best fly-fishing of the year. Anglers will find a reprieve from ...

App is a one-stop shop for those who love the outdoors

SOUTH DAKOTA (AP) — When it comes to hunting pheasants, it's no secret that access to private land is becoming harder to come by with each passing year. However, it's also no secret that the quality and quantity of South Dakota's public hunting options are one of the state's greatest ...

Deer gun season preview

DICKINSON - This year's deer gun season should be a pretty good one. That's the opinion of Bruce Stillings, Big Game Management supervisor for the North Dakota Game & Fish Department.Deer gun hunters have had poor to mixed results in recent years with fewer licenses issued and fewer ...

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. - 5 p.m. ...

88-year-old moose hunter

He did it! And quite an accomplishment it was!Merle Routledge filled his once-in-a-lifetime moose tag on opening day, October 7. While harvesting a moose may not seem to be out of the ordinary, consider that Routledge is 88 years old and uses a walker!"My son said he put in for a moose for me ...

Long-Range Shooting challenge

What was believed to have been a first-time event for the Minot region was held southwest of the city Saturday, Oct. 1. Twenty-two shooters participated in a Long-Range Shooting Challenge. Long-range shooting involves marksmen testing their skills against targets much farther away than most ...

OUTDOORS BRIEFS

Game and Fish volunteers recognizedVolunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recognized Aug. 27 at the annual training conference in Bismarck.Included in those honored for 30 years of service were Gary Leslie, Burlington; David Colby, Kenmare; Wayne Evans, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Nov. 3 Minot Rifle & Pistol Club monthly meeting, Indoor Range, 7 p.m.Nov. 4 Youth 16 1/2 deer gun season opens.Nov. 25 Deer muzzleloader season opens.Dec. 1 Minot Rifle & Pistol Club monthly meeting, Indoor Range, 7 p.m.

OUTDOORS FISH CLUB

Here is the latest North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date and weight:Lake Sakakawea common carp:Mike Lemere, Granville, Sept. 18, 28 lbs., 0 oz.Heart Butte Reservoir crappie:James Wetzel, Hazen, Sept. 2, 1 lb., 8 oz.Lake Sakakawea northern pike:David Eberle, Minot, ...

Oh my! Those Sakakawea pike

GARRISON They are big, powerful and an absolute blast to catch. Find 'em and the fun begins!Many of the northern pike roaming Lake Sakakawea are at or closely approaching trophy class fish. The top end fish are likely the survivors of the monstrous pike spawn of 2009. Seven years old now, the ...

Wonderment on the water

When I was walking down the ramp to where my boat was moored at the dock this past week I was the only person in the parking lot at Fort Stevenson State Park. Before I could launch another man began backing his boat down the ramp."I thought I had the lake to myself," I said to him."Not today. ...

Outdoors Briefs

National Wildlife Refuge WeekThe Souris River Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex will celebrate Refuge Week this year with two free family friendly events.On Saturday, Oct. 8, J Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge will host "The Big Sit!" at the Sandhills Picnic Area from 8-10 a.m. "The ...

Enjoy vino with a view at these scenic wineries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Tasting wine is fun and possibly educational. But tasting wine while gazing on a backdrop of vine-covered hills rippling toward a blue horizon? That's a fairly unbeatable pairing.Here are some California wineries with views that will have you pulling your nose out of that ...

Enjoy vino with a view at these scenic wineries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Tasting wine is fun and possibly educational. But tasting wine while gazing on a backdrop of vine-covered hills rippling toward a blue horizon? That's a fairly unbeatable pairing.Here are some California wineries with views that will have you pulling your nose out of that ...

Hiking to Machu Picchu past sacred Inca peaks in the Andes

SALKANTAY PASS, Peru (AP) - Our hiking group had reached the highest point of our trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Now our guide was leading us in a Quechua ritual. We took turns placing stones in an "apacheta" pyramid over herbs and bits of chocolate bars, offering them to Apu ...

Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea.North of the nearly empty marina, salt-loving bacteria thriving in the low water has turned the liquid pink.The ...

100 years, 3,300 miles: Vintage motorcycles hitting the road

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Thomas Trapp sells new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Germany, but for the next two weeks he'll be riding 3,300 miles coast to coast in the United States, aboard one made 102 years ago.He's one of about 100 riders set to straddle century-old machines as part of the ...