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Outdoors

Outdoors Calendar

Today – Youth waterfowl season opener. Monday – Full moon, Harvest Moon, 7:55 p.m. Sept. 25 – Early resident waterfowl season opener. Sept. 25 – Women in the Outdoors shooting event, Velva Wildlife Club, 720-2134. Sept. 30 – Lake Darling boat fishing season closes. Oct. ...

Youth Outdoor Festival

The crisp sound of a duck call, the soft pop-pop-pop of a BB gun, and spontaneous shouts of joy could be heard throughout the evening. There were smiles and hot dogs and parents sharing quality time with children too. Quite an event. Quite a night. The 14th annual Youth Outdoor Festival was ...

Dandy bull for Velva hunter

Who ever gets a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Well, Travis Leier of Velva. That’s who. After 17 years of applying Leier finally was selected in this year’s elk permit lottery. It is a once-in-a-lifetime tag in North Dakota. Leier was drawn for Unit E3 in the far ...

Zebra mussels discovered in Lake Elsie

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Elsie, Richland County, after a local cabin owner reported adult mussels attached to a boat lift over the Labor Day weekend. Aquatic nuisance species coordinator Ben Holen said subsequent ...

Five bighorn sheep licenses allocated

The Game and Fish Department allocated five bighorn sheep licenses for the 2021 hunting season, one fewer than last year. One license was issued in unit B1, one in B3 and two in B4. In addition, one license, as authorized under North Dakota Century Code, was auctioned in May by the Midwest ...

Deer season for youth hunters opens Sept. 17

Friday, Sept. 17 at noon Central Time signals the start of a nine-and-a-half-day deer hunting season for licensed youth hunters. Residents who are 11, 12 or 13 in 2021 can hunt statewide for antlerless white-tailed deer. Resident deer gun hunters who are 14 or 15 in 2021 can hunt ...