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Outdoors

May highlights safe boating

A safe boating public awareness campaign held annually in May serves as a good reminder for boaters heading into summer. National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, with the campaign actually kicking off May 20 with Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day. Water recreationists are encouraged to snap ...

Outdoor projects can earn Earth Day patches

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Earth Day patch contest is geared to bring greater awareness to the environment. Yet, like Earth Day, which began in 1970 and kicked-started the environmental movement, concern for the outdoors isn’t simply a once-a-year thing. Understanding ...

Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week designated

Gov. Doug Burgum declared this week through May 21 as Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week in North Dakota to raise the public’s understanding of the preventative steps recreationists need to follow to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in the state’s waterways. ...

Register for game warden exam

Individuals interested in taking the exam to select candidates for the position of a full-time temporary district game warden must register no later than May 24. The test is at 10 a.m., May 27, at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's main office in Bismarck. Applicants must register ...

Fire extinguishers in boats

Boat owners should take note of a new U.S. Coast Guard fire protection regulation that took effect April 20. Recreational boats with a disposable (non-rechargeable) fire extinguisher with a manufacture stamped date on the bottle that is older than 12 years are considered expired and must be ...

Game and Fish volunteers recognized

Volunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recognized at the annual event in Bismarck. Those from the local area recognized included Wayne Stanley, Minot, Hunter Education Instructor of the Year, and Daryl Simmons, Garrison, 30--year service award. Recognized ...