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Outdoors

The King of North Dakota fish

RIVERDALE – Babysitting 400,000 kids is a pretty remarkable undertaking. That’s what Sean Henderson is doing, in a sense, at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Henderson is tasked with rearing chinook salmon. “We’ve had a good year. No real issues. Knock on wood,” said ...

Comments By Kim: COVID cancels fishing

The latest response to increased worry about coronavirus in England resulted in adding fishing to the list of prohibited activities. I’m serious. England banned recreational fishing. No casting. No watching a bobber. No trolling. NO FISHING! Fishermen throughout that country were taken by ...

OutdoorsLife: Photo of the week: Split rock

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

Homeschool Clay Target League

The USA Clay Target League has launched the USA Homeschool Clay Target League, a new clay target program developed specifically for homeschool associations, organizations, student athletes, and their families. “The mission of the USA Clay Target League includes the belief that all students ...

Outdoors Calendar

Today – Hiddenwood Sportsmen’s Club Derby, Makoti Lake, 898-9951. Today – Relay For Life Derby, Tobacco Garden Bay, 580-5362. Jan. 30 – Devils Lake VFD Ice Fishing Derby, Six Mile Bay, 351-3191. Feb. 6 – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6 – Harvey ...

Anglers reminded to clean up ice

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds ice fishermen to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on the ice. According to state fishing regulations, when a fish is caught, ...

Keep fish caught from deep water

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are encouraging ice anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters. Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 30 feet or more of water, because fish reeled in from those depths have a greater ...

First Day Hike big success

GARRISON – The last bit of sunlight was vanishing rapidly. So calm was the evening that smoke from a crackling fire rose straight up into the darkness. It was unusually warm for the first day of January in North Dakota, perfect conditions for being outdoors. People were coming and going from ...

Comments By Kim: Not so friendly skies

I’ve always been interested in birds. Not just those commonly hunted in North Dakota but many others as well. I’ve never been very far away from a bird identification book, usually carrying one in my vehicle for quick reference. Geese have always been a favorite of mine but so too have ...

Bird counts completed

The results of several Christmas bird counts held in the area have been tabulated in what coordinator Ron Martin, Minot, describes as “about average.” There were some exceptions however. “We had an invasion of white-winged crossbills, finding them in lots of places, probably in record ...

Conservation Reserve Program sign up

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its voluntary Conservation Reserve Program. Private landowners can sign up at their local USDA Farm Service Agency office through Feb. 12. The USDA program provides options for environmentally sensitive land by reducing soil ...

Pronghorn hunting season statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 76%, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 1,782 licenses (1,108 lottery and 674 gratis), and 1,572 hunters took 1,199 pronghorn, consisting of 1,044 bucks, 137 does ...

Hunting and fishing legislation

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again track hunting and fishing issues during the 2021 legislative session. Interested outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by visiting the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. A brief description of each bill will be ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for December: Missouri River burbot: Trevor Knudson, Bismarck, Dec. 19, 15 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Oahe crappie: Hunter Zehren, Bismarck, Dec. 14, 2 lbs., 0 oz. Brad Magnus, Bismarck, Dec. 25, 1 lb., 12 ...

Catch-n-Release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for December: Missouri River northern pike: Mark Binder, Bismarck, Dec. 5, 40 inches. Missouri River walleye: Mark Binder, Bismarck, Dec. 8, 25 inches.

Outdoors Calendar

Today – CANCELED-Souris River Longbeards Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Darling. Today – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 16 – Hiddenwood Sportsmen’s Club Derby, Makoti Lake, 898-9951. Jan. 16 – Relay For Life Derby, Tobacco Garden Bay, 580-5362. Jan. 30 ...

Turkeys in the city sometimes a nuisance

Their appearance in some areas of the city may be considered a novelty, but in other areas a nuisance. Turkeys have resided in Minot for years, particularly in the coulee areas of the northwest part of the city. While the big birds get plenty of attention from passing motorists, many of whom ...

Ice fishing underway

Somebody’s got to be first. Many just can’t wait for the hard water season – ice fishing. Small bodies of water tend to be the first to freeze and the first to attract eager ice anglers, those hearty souls whose love of fishing knows no bounds. They are eager to get the “second ...

No outdoors indoors

Coronavirus has severely cut into the scheduled activities on many fronts, including the annual banquets and fundraisers of area wildlife and sportsmen’s organizations. For some, it will be the second such cancellation due to COVID. Although participation in outdoor activities has seen a ...

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 ...