Outdoors

Deer lottery held, licenses remain

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held. Individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Chief of administrative services Kim Kary said moving to an online lottery has resulted in reducing the time between the application deadline ...

Lake Audubon’s muskies

COLEHARBOR – Oh my goodness what fun it is! An incredible success story continues to unfold at Lake Audubon. In 2010 the North Dakota Game and Fish Department cautiously introduced a small number of sterile Tiger muskellunge into Lake Audubon. Stockings of muskie, both Tigers and pure ...

Pronghorn survey to begin

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual aerial pronghorn survey is set to begin with a secondary survey slated for mid-June and the main survey scheduled for July 1-10. The survey is used to determine pronghorn abundance, herd demographics and fawn production. This data is used ...

Walleye studies at Sakakawea, Alkaline

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently tagged approximately 3,000 walleyes in Lake Sakakawea - 1,000 each in the upper, middle and lower regions of the lake. Managers plan to continue tagging 3,000 walleye from Lake Sakakawea each year through 2022. This four-year ...

Don’t bring aquatic bait into North Dakota

Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to import minnows and other forms of live aquatic bait into North Dakota. Anglers should buy bait from a licensed North Dakota retail bait vendor. Bait vendors can properly identify species and have taken steps to ensure all bait is clean of any aquatic ...

Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest for 2019 is now open for submissions. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place winners in each ...

Halloween in June at Lewis and Clark State Park

Lewis and Clark State Park will be hosting their annual Halloween in June on June 14-15. Crafts begin at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by campsite decorating. On Saturday, a carnival will be held at the amphitheater from 3-4 p.m., trick-or-treating from 3-5 p.m., costume contest starting at 7 p.m., ...

CATCH-n-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for May: Spiritwood Lake northern pike: Stacy Harr, Jamestown, May 26, 42 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Cody Humann, Bismarck, May 4, 17 inches. Lake Darling smallmouth ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Lake Region Anglers Devils Lake Open, Six Mile Bay, 351-0433. Saturday – Warriors on the Water, Indian Hills Resort, 389-0601. Sunday – Happy Father’s Day! Sunday – AIM Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, Totten Trail, 920-505-0122. June 17 – Full moon, 3:32 a.m. June ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for May: Missouri River brown trout: Grant Meyer, Minot, May 9, 8 lbs., 8 oz. Robert Bullinger, Mandan, May 19, 14 lbs., 8 oz. Missouri River rainbow trout: Bradley Markwardt, Hazen, May 13, 10 ...

Deer application deadline Wednesday

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2019 deer gun season is Wednesday, June 5. Applicants for regular deer gun, youth and muzzleloader can apply online through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website at gf.nd.gov, or call 800-406-6409. A service fee is charged for ...

Bass fishing on the increase in North Dakota

Oh my goodness, they are a fun fish to catch! More and more North Dakotans are joining in the fun too. Interest in bass fishing all across the state has been on the rise for the past several years. All indicators are that the upward trend will continue. In this walleye-crazy state bass ...

Ward County hosts 3D Archery Shoot

Eleven Ward County 4-H members attended the 3D Archery Shoot in Minot at the Souris Valley Bowmen Range on May 18. Categories are split up by age and type of bow the individual uses. Ages include Beginner, who are ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ages 14 to 18. There are two ...

Towner rancher Ryan Taylor joins Ducks Unlimited staff

Ryan Taylor, a fourth-generation rancher and an advocate for rural people and rural places, has joined Ducks Unlimited as public policy director for the prairie states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Taylor brings to the conservation non-profit experience in policy and as a working ...

Special fishing day set at refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department and local volunteers will sponsor a fishing day for individuals with special needs from Minot and the surrounding area. The event, planned for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take ...

Randal Layman, Tennessee, set for trial on wildlife charges in Divide County

CROSBY – A man the state maintains acted illegally as a hunting guide for several years is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 11 in Divide County. Randal Scott Layman, Jr., Fayetteville, Tennessee is charged with four class C felony counts of exploitation of wildlife. Three similar charges ...

National Trails Day observed

National Trails Day will be observed in North Dakota State Parks on Saturday, June 1. National Trails Day is a nation-wide event that encourages everyone to head outside and be active. Here are some of the scheduled events: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Annual 15k Trail Run and 5k Family ...

Local gardening club helps growers share gardening ideas

The Northwest Association of Horticulture (NoAH) has been brightening the lives and gardens of its members since 1985. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Julie Budeau, a longtime member who became a passionate gardener after she retired and took a master gardening class. Budeau said membership ...

Knife River Indian Villages summer operating hours and events to begin

STANTON – New operating hours will be in effect for the summer at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton beginning Sunday, May 26. The park Visitor Center and the earthlodge will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT. Guided tours of the earthlodge will be offered ...