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Outdoors

Permit required to possess dead deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. Permits to possess are free and available from game wardens ...

Winkelman named chief warden

Investigations supervisor Scott Winkelman has been named chief game warden for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department following the retirement of longtime chief Robert Timian. Winkelman started his career with the department in 2003 as a district game warden in Bottineau. In 2007, he ...

Whopper Club

Missouri River chinook salmon: Attie Heystek, Glen Ullin, Sept. 6, 12 lbs., 14 oz. Ren Anton, Bismarck, Sept. 17, 12 lbs., 3 oz. Brian Bak, Watertown, Sept 26, 13 lbs., 1 oz. Lake Sakakawea common carp: Marco Pelton, Watford City, Sept. 11, 15 lbs., 5 oz. Missouri River rainbow ...

Catch-and-Release Club

Pipestem Reservoir northern pike: Troy Worm, Jamestown, Sept. 13, 44 inches. Troy Worm, Jamestown, Sept. 15, 40 inches. Stump Lake northern pike: Brady Rosten, Grand Forks, Sept. 13, 37 inches. Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Greg Abel, Minneapolis, Sept. 14, 43 inches. Lake Ashtabula ...

Facility closures at Government Bay on Lake Sakakawea scheduled to reopen

RIVERDALE - UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the City of Riverdale was in process of completing repairs today, and that access will be restored tomorrow, Oct. 7, to the Government Bay Recreation Area on Lake Sakakawea. The temporary closure of the ...

Archery accuracy

The number of active archers, including newcomers to the sport, has been on the rise for several months. More recently coronavirus restrictions has brought a number of new archers into the sport, eager to get outdoors rather than languish at home. Chris Williams, archery pro shop manager at ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Bowhunting more than a hunt

The state’s longest hunting season, deer with bow and arrow, is underway. I’ve had my bow tucked away for several years, but by no means forgotten. Several hunting seasons taught me a lot about bowhunting and archery. First of all, there’s a lot of bowhunters who are far better at it ...

Bass Bandits crown champions

Badlands Bass Bandits Classic Championship Sept. 26-27 at North Audubon, Lake Audubon 8 bass limit 1 – 28.05 lbs., Paul Reinbold and Eric Vossler, Dickinson. 2 – 27.43 lbs., Cody and Ron Arth, Bismarck. 3 – 27.40 lbs., Colton Blomberg and John Lancaster, Minot. 4 – 26.79 ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Doubly friendly

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 ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Youth Pheasant season opener. Friday – Moose regular season opener. Oct. 10 – Pheasant season opener. Oct. 10 – Fall Turkey season opener. Oct. 17 – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Grass Drag Races, Lansford. Oct. 24 – Mink, Weasel, Muskrat trapping opener. Oct. 30 ...

Biologists monitoring deer mortality due to EHD

Wildlife biologists have been monitoring an ongoing mortality event in white-tailed deer in western North Dakota. Since late August, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has documented white-tailed deer deaths attributed to epizootic hemorrhagic disease in Emmons, Grant, Morton, Dunn, ...

Motorists warned to watch for deer

Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce ...

Youth pheasant weekend

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Oct. 3-4. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide. Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. ...

PLOTS regulations

Private Land Open To Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 10-16. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land. The law applies to all small game, waterfowl, ...

Saltwater encounters

KEY LARGO, FLORIDA – If there’s anything that holds true about saltwater fishing, it is that an angler will likely encounter the unexpected. In the ocean, even in the shallow and crystal clear water of the famed flats surrounding the Florida Keys, the stunning and sudden arrival of toothy ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Once in a blue moon

As the old saying goes, it happens once in a blue moon. Well. Guess what? That’s exactly what’s going to occur in the coming weeks. If you’ve been putting off doing something you know needs to get done, you’ve been had. Once in a blue moon is here, almost anyway. In a heavenly ...

Outdoors LIFE: Photo of the week — Looking down his nose

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 ...

ND moose ruled not endangered

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – After a thorough review the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the U.S. population of the northwestern subspecies of moose is not a distinct species population segment and does not warrant listing under the endangered species act. The subspecies is ...

Wetland conditions for duck season

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair to good wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are down about 38% statewide from very wet ...

Waterfowl season set

North Dakota’s 2020 waterfowl season opens for residents Sept. 26, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Oct. 3. The season for swans opens Oct. 3 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license. The hunting season for Canada geese will close Dec. 19 in the ...