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Outdoors

Whopper Club February & March

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for February: Missouri River burbot: Chris Stork, Washburn, Feb. 25, 9 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Dan Saracino, Mandan, Feb. 23, 21 lbs., 14 oz. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Josh ...

Catch-n-Release Club February & March

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for February: Trenton Lake crappie: Clay Gafkjen, Williston, Feb. 6, 14 inches. Lake Ashtabula crappie: Evan Brottlund, West Fargo, Feb. 12, 16 inches. Jason Magnuson, West Fargo, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Sunday – Happy Easter! April 10 – Spring turkey opener. April 10 – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 6:30 a.m., 300-3442. April 10 – Maple Sugaring Day, Fort Stevenson State Park. April 25 – AIM Weekend Walleye Series, Missouri River, Bismarck. April 26 – Full ...

A Unique Experience

HENSLER – It is situated among some of the tallest cottonwood trees in the state, nestled quietly adjacent to the magnificent Missouri River. Standing in the park, looking out over the banks of the historic waterway, a person can readily imagine what greeted famed explorers Lewis and Clark ...

Sportsman’s banquet returns

With the number of people receiving vaccinations increasing and COVID-19 cases decreasing, the Souris River Basin Longbeards made the decision to go ahead with their annual banquet and fundraiser last Saturday. Albeit delayed by several weeks, attendees were eager for the event. “We were ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Outdoors legislative actions

In an effort to keep readers up to date on what’s happening in the current session of the North Dakota legislature, in terms of outdoors-related bills, here’s a look at some of the latest developments HB 1120, a bill that would have allowed disabled veteran deer hunters to hunt ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Beauty in the branches

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 ...

Invasive zebra mussels found, quarantine issued

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture are urging pet stores, aquarium owners and plant enthusiasts to take action after invasive zebra mussels were found in moss ball plants in North Dakota and other states. The moss balls (Aegagropila ...

R3 grant application to assist hunters

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist in the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters. The ...

Report bald eagle nest sightings

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking for help locating active bald eagle nests. Conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said the department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings. Eagles lay eggs in early to mid-March, which hatch ...

Guide and outfitter exam set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is May 1 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. Preregistration is required no later than April 23 by calling the Department’s enforcement office at 701-328-6604.

OUTDOORSCALENDAR

Today – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Spring Gun Show, State Fair Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Spring Gun Show, State Fair Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday – Full moon, Worm Moon,1:49 p.m. April 10 – Spring turkey opener. April 10 – Badlands Bass ...

Sakakawea State University

WASHBURN – Sakakawea State University? Never heard of it? You’ve probably been there and didn’t know it. Peter Olson, 19, Washburn, is wearing a Sakakawea State University hoodie while developing new lure concepts on a workbench dedicated to assembling fishing tackle. Underneath the SSU ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: All about Flim Flob

This is a tough one for a guy who has milked rattlesnakes, smelled the hot salmon breath of an Alaskan brown bear, landed 200-pound sharks, and once endured the incredible hardship of spooning down tomato soup WITHOUT crackers! Yup. Me of flannel and wool, hiking boots and binoculars, hunting ...

Planting pollinator plots

The seed has been planted. The results could be very beneficial for Minot. A group known as the Minot Pollinator Project Team has a goal of “furthering community development, strengthening biodiversity, and educating the public” by creating a series of pollinator gardens throughout the ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Fading pothole region

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 ...

Whooping crane migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring 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 is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. The ...

2021-22 licenses needed April 1

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2020-21 season are required beginning April 1. Licenses can be purchased online by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Once the license is processed, hunters and anglers will ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Badlands Bass Bandits Ice Bowl, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Today – Souris River Basin Longbeards banquet & auction, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m. March 27-28 – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Spring Gun Show, State Fair Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28 – Full moon, Worm Moon,1:49 ...

Memories of ducks and dogs

RUBGY – John Seil is passionate about waterfowl, upland game, and dogs. He’s hunted from Alaska to Maine to the Rio Grande, extensively in his home state of North Dakota and in the deserts of the southwest. His home and “man cave” is graced with museum quality taxidermy of colorful ...