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Outdoors

Mid-Winter News & Notes

Late January is sometimes considered a time when not much is going on in North Dakota’s outdoors. But this year with new boat registrations coming in and the state legislature in session, it’s a busy time at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Here’s a recap of a few news items ...

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Reality of ice fishing impacts on ND fish populations

We’ve seen it before. A few ice shelters can turn into a city literally overnight. Winter anglers travel from every corner of the state – some from a few states away – at the report of a hot walleye, perch or crappie bite. Anglers wonder if the fishery can withstand the pressure? I ...

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Big picture look at ND winter fishing

When the first storm iced some parts of North Dakota, then followed with snow from inches to feet, a collective sigh could be heard from Williston to Wahpeton. After the snow was moved, those with a glass half-full attitude smiled with thoughts of ice fishing. There was more snow, more ...

Don’t leave home without it

To loosely translate from Norwegian to English: fri = free, lufts = air’s, liv = life The English equivalent= Outdoor Life I posted a photo on my social media page of a rattlesnake I encountered in the South Unit of the North Dakota Badlands. I got instant feedback questioning the ...

Reality of wildlife in winter can be harsh

When the phone rings or the inbox pings, it’s reminiscent of unwrapping a Christmas present. I literally have no idea what’s behind the rings and pings. It’s one part of my job that truly keeps me on my toes and I enjoy it. Questions about regulations, to the hottest fishing bite, or ...

A New Year to look forward to

With a new year upon us, it is natural to look forward on how to make this next year better than the previous. But just because the calendar ‘s page has turned; life is not a fresh slate. Uncompleted projects, unfinished documents, and unresolved issues can suck the wind from your sails of ...