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Outdoors

Plant restoration in the Badlands

To loosely translate from Norwegian to English: fri = free, lufts = air’s, liv = life The English equivalent= Outdoor Life I was embarrassed!I was co-leader of a tour group consisting of archaeology and history enthusiasts from twelve states. One of our stops on the tour was the South ...

Whooping Crane migration underway

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state should report sightings so the birds can be tracked. The whooping ...

Wetland conditions fair for duck hunting

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are up statewide about 26% from extreme drought ...

Public lands have specific regulations for all

Last week I wrote about the Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen program, which provides walk-in access to hunters on thousands of acres across the state. The PLOTS Guide, which features these walk-in tracts, also includes public land hunting access information, including ...

PLOTS regulations affect sportsmen

Hunting small game, waterfowl, furbearers or big game by nonresidents is prohibited by state law on Private Land Open To Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas from Oct. 8-14, the first seven days of the pheasant season. However, nonresidents can hunt on PLOTS land they own ...

Motorists should watch for deer

Motorists should watch for deer along roadways this time of year as juvenile animals disperse from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of ...