Outdoors

Spring turkey application deadline Wednesday

Prospective spring turkey hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 season is Wednesday, February 13. Spring turkey applicants can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Applications can also be submitted by calling ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 7 a.m., 214-9832. Feb. 19 – Full moon, 9:55 a.m. Feb. 22-24 – Wild Outdoor Women, Lake Metigoshe State Park, 263-4514. Feb. 23 – Spring Light Goose opener (proposed). March 2 – North Dakota Bluegill ...

Grants support High School Trap League

Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support their high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible. North Dakota Game and Fish Department education section leader Marty ...

Darkhouse spearers must register

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department ...

Whopper CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for January: Lake Audubon walleye: Chester Reich, Minot, Jan. 14, 8 lbs., 4 oz. Missouri River burbot: Steve Schaper, Beulah, Jan. 5, 13 lbs., 3 oz. Lake Oahe crappie: Dustin Steckler, Bismarck, ...

Lifetime fishing license nixed

It failed before and it failed again. The North Dakota House of Representatives followed the “do no pass” recommendation of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in voting 16-73 against passage of House Bill 1331, a bill that sought to have Game and Fish issue lifetime fishing ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday –Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North Carlson Lake, 529-4889. Saturday –Souris River Basin Longbeards Hunting Heritage Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m., 721-5546. Feb. 16 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 7:00 a.m., 214-9832. Feb. 19 – ...

Minoter Percy Ottmar has inspired a following of dedicated volunteers

He started the club with the lengthy name, has stayed the course for several years and has inspired countless other dedicated volunteers to do the same. Percy Ottmar, Minot, is one of the founders of the Souris River Basin Longbeards, an organization affiliated with the National Turkey ...

Outdoors bills in legislative process

BISMARCK – A pair of moose hunting bills have been heard by legislators who continue to ponder the fate of both bills. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee took no action this week on HB 1246 and HB 1357. Both bills will surface again at later committee hearings until a vote is ...

NASP tourney March 22-23

The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is scheduled for March 22-23 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature competition in Bullseye or Olympic style, and 3-D. The tournament consists of team and individual competition in elementary, ...

Remove gear from WMAs by Jan. 31

Hunters are reminded that treestands, blinds, steps and other personal items such as cameras, must be removed from all wildlife management areas by Jan. 31. Items not removed by Jan. 31 are considered abandoned property and are subject to removal and confiscation by the North Dakota Game and ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – New Town Chamber/Parshall Van Hook Ice Fishing Derby. Saturday – Harvey Wildlife Club Ice Fishing Derby, Goose Lake, 399-9042. Feb. 9 – Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North Carlson Lake, 529-4889. Feb. 16 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby, Lake ...

Reservations open for Corps camping

Reservations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campsites for the 2019 recreation camping season are now open for Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon as they can be made six months in advanced. Reservations can be made through: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Lake Sakakawea ...

Spring turkey season set

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 6,025 wild turkey licenses for the 2019 spring hunting season, 370 more than last year. Eleven of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than in 2018, seven have fewer and three remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams ...

Mountain lion harvest quota reached

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 was closed Tuesday. The zone’s late-season harvest limit was reached after the seventh cat was taken. A conditional season in Zone 1 will open Jan. 28 for hunters to pursue the additional six mountain lions that were not taken during the ...

Fort Stevenson State Park holds Fat Tire Bike Classic

Fort Stevenson State Park, in partnership with Val’s Cyclery of Minot, is holding a Fat Tire Bike Trail Race, Saturday, Jan. 26. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The race begins at 1 p.m. The total race route will be 14 miles, consisting of 4 laps of 3.5 miles each. Prizes will be ...

Coyote catalog connects landowners, hunters

North Dakota’s coyote population is always a concern for livestock producers. They know that too many of the wily predators can take a toll on their operations. Hunters and trappers across the state watch coyote numbers too. In an effort to keep coyote numbers in check, the North Dakota ...

Lake Sakakawea declared frozen

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially declared Lake Sakakawea completely frozen on Saturday, Jan. 12. This past open water season was 272 days long as the Corps declared Sakakawea completely ice free on March 27, 2018. The shortest season of ice on the big lake occurred in 2012 when ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Souris River Basin Longbeards Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Darling, 721-5546. Saturday – Hiddenwood Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, Makoti Lake, 720-4386. Jan. 19 – Minot State Baseball Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 822-2010. Jan. 19 – Relay For Life Ice Fishing ...

North Dakota ANS Plan on web

The North Dakota Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan, an update of the original version prepared in 2005, has been signed by Gov. Doug Burgum and is available for viewing on the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Completed and revised by the North Dakota Aquatic Invasive ...