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Outdoors

First time’s a charm

MAKOTI – The luck of the draw suits Rebecca Harvey just fine. The Makoti resident drew both a North Dakota moose and an elk tag this year. It was the first time she had ever applied for the once-in-a-lifetime licenses so sought after by thousands of state residents. “When my boyfriend ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Listening to the sky

A few nights ago I got up to the let the dog out. It was about 1:30 in the morning. It was cool but calm. As I watched the dog head into the backyard and was about to close the door, I heard a sound I’ve heard countless times. Geese. I stepped outside and sat on a patio bench just to ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the Week: Furry feeder visitor

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Przekurat wins National Walleye Tour

Jason Przekurat, Stevens Point, Wis., came out on top in the three-day National Walleye Tour championship. The event featuring top sticks in the walleye world headquartered in Huron, Ohio and launched onto spacious and intimidating Lake Erie. While Przekurat ranks among the best known walleye ...

EHD allows whitetail hunters to seek refunds

Based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality in western North Dakota caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, the state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail licenses in units 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F the option of turning those ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Mink, weasel, muskrat trapping opener. Friday – Bighorn sheep season opener. Oct. 31 – Full Moon, 9:49 p.m., Blue Moon. Oct. 31 – Halloween. Nov. 1–Moose season closes. Nov. 3 – Election Day. Nov. 6 – Deer gun opener. Nov. 7 – Bobcat season opener. Nov. ...

Replacement deer tags available

Deer hunters who can’t find their deer license should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department as soon as possible to make sure they have their tag before the season opens. The Game and Fish Department must be contacted by phone at 328-6300, or email ndgf@nd.gov, to authorize the ...

The guiding life

It’s work. A lot of work. But there are special rewards too. So says Kellen Latendresse, Minot, who spends countless hours on the water guiding clients and putting them on fish. He enjoys his work but is quick to acknowledge it wouldn’t be possible without the support of others. “When ...

Outdoors LIFE — Meanwhile … 36 years later

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Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Youth pheasant hunt

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Fall mule deer survey

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual fall aerial mule deer survey is set for mid-October in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey takes about two weeks to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the ...

Trap league, shooting range grants

Clubs or communities interested in submitting a grant application to help support a local high school trap team, or for firearm and shooting ranges, should submit their applications soon to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Education section leader Marty Egeland says the grants to ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Grass Drag Races, Lansford, noon. Oct. 24 – Mink, Weasel, Muskrat trapping opener. Oct. 30 – Bighorn Sheep season opener. Oct. 31 – Full Moon, 9:49 p.m., Blue Moon. Oct. 31 – Halloween. Nov. 3 – Election Day. Nov. 6 – Deer gun ...

Starting out right

RICE LAKE – It was a beautiful morning with the early rays of sunshine adding a warm glow to the surroundings. Volunteers from the Pheasants for the Future sportsman’s club were preparing to host their annual youth pheasant hunt. While one group of volunteers was setting up a temporary ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: That first rooster

As I was driving to the annual Pheasants for the Future youth pheasant hunt last Saturday, I found myself thinking about the youngsters who would soon be participating in the hunt. For many of them it would be their first chance at harvesting a rooster pheasant. I was thinking back to my ...

Boat winterization

Many boaters and fishermen have put their boats away until next year. Others will be doing so once the weather gets too cold to be on the water. No matter if you’ve already parked your boat for the season or are about to do so, there are some important things to do and check on before winter ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Pheasant season opener. Today – Fall Turkey season opener. Oct. 17 – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Grass Drag Races, Lansford. Oct. 24 – Mink, Weasel, Muskrat trapping opener. Oct. 30 – Bighorn Sheep season opener. Oct. 31 – Full Moon, 9:49 p.m., Blue Moon. Oct. ...