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Outdoors

Learning at water’s edge

PARSHALL – The holding tanks were full of healthy walleyes, brought in from over-night capture nets placed at various locations in Parshall Bay by North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists. With white-tipped tail fins splashing water, the walleyes were about to be artificially spawned ...

Outdoors Life: Photo of the week

If you have a photograph you would like to see in a future edition of the Outdoors you can email it to kfundingsland@minotdailynews.com. Please include information such as where and when the photograph was taken and identification of anyone in the photograph. Comments regarding the photograph ...

Tick bite precautions

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) recommends people take precautions against ticks and the diseases they carry. “The highest risk of tickborne disease transmission occurs between late spring and early fall,” said Amanda Bakken, an epidemiologist with the NDDoH. “The key to ...

Deer season set, licenses increased

North Dakota’s 2021 deer season is set, with 72,200 licenses available to hunters, 3,150 more than last year. In total, any-antlered licenses increased by 1,500 from last year, any-antlerless by 1,250, antlered whitetail by 100, antlerless whitetail by 100, antlerless mule deer by 200 and ...

Spring mule deer survey complete

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April, and results indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population is similar to last year and 21% above the long-term average. Biologists counted 2,671 mule deer in 306.3 square miles during this ...

Earth Day patch winners announced

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced the winners of this year’s Earth Day patch contest. Winners in the three age categories were Avery Steiner of Bismarck (6-9), MacKenzie Gaul of Pembina (10-13), and Emilia Thielman of Fargo (14-18). Gaul’s design was chosen as the ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for April: Lake Oahe crappie: Jack Ressler, Bismarck, April 10, 1 lb., 11 oz. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Robert Weaver, Minot, April 4, 3 lbs., 9 oz. John Gordon, Minot, April 10, 3 lbs., 11 ...

Catch-n-release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for April: Lake Oahe northern pike: J.D. Clark, Bismarck, April 8, 50 inches. Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Alan Stieg, Dickinson, April 10, 44 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Souris River Basin Longbeards fishing derby, Lake Darling, 721-5546. May 15 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Club derby, Missouri River, Graner Bottoms, 400-4395. May 15 – Lake Region Anglers Northern/Walleye Outing, 351-0950. May 22 – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Spiritwood Lake, ...

Sakakawea outlook plunges

RIVERDALE – Expectations for runoff into Lake Sakakawea this year have dropped considerably. According to the latest projections issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state’s largest body of water is now expected to peak at 1,834.4 feet, nearly four feet lower than expectations ...

Service o­­n the water

LAKE METIGOSHE – It’s quite a sight, and a welcome one. A sign of spring too. A large barge has been busy here for the past several days, helping prepare the lake for an always busy summer. Its primary purpose, at least at this time of year, is to grab docks and lifts off shorelines, where ...

Busy season expected this year at Lake Metigoshe State Park

LAKE METIGOSHE – Some come for on the water recreation. Some come for a get-away in the midst of the scenic beauty of the Turtle Mountains. Some for the fishing and friends. No matter what the reason, people know that their expectations are usually realized at Lake Metigoshe State ...

Effort to contain ANS

“It’s just a challenge that every state agency faces,” said Ben Holen, Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinator, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, stationed in Jamestown. “Minnesota has a great program and they still have more ANS locations every year.” Aquatic Nuisance Species, or ...

Bat crazy

There are lots of reasons to fish, but they all involve some sort of relief or enjoyment. At least they should. I mean, if fishing isn’t fun, why fish at all? Of course I’ve had my share of frustrating times on the water, at least by someone else’s standards, but not mine. Time on ...

White-nose syndrome a silent killer of bats

They are generally not very likeable. Creepy even, but bats, like them or not, are in serious trouble. Some estimates place the loss of bats in fewer than 10 years at 90%. The reason? White-nose syndrome. “Currently the whole state of North Dakota is considered within the white-nose ...

Snowy start to walleye series

AIM Weekend Walleye Series April 25, Missouri River 38 teams, top 7 and winnings 1 – 42.96 lbs., Kade Lynch and Tanner Ouellette, $3,200. 2 – 39.02 lbs., Tyler Lacher and Nick Brilz, $2,000. 3 – 32.52 lbs., Daren and Heide Schneider, $1,500. 4 – 29.61 lbs., Bob Sabo and Tory ...

NASP state tournament results

School-aged archers from across the state participated virtually in the 2021 National Archery in the Schools state tournament. Archers competed in their own gymnasiums and scores were submitted electronically. The top 10 archers in each division of the bullseye tournament qualify for the ...