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Outdoors

NRA launches free Experienced Hunter Education course

The National Rifle Association has launched an Experienced Hunter Education Course. “If you’ve taken a break from the shooting sports or haven’t hunted in a season or two, our Experienced Hunter Education Course is the perfect refresher for firearms safety and safe hunting practices,” ...

2020-21 licenses needed April 1

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2020-21 season are required starting 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, users will have the option ...

Guide and Outfitter exam set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is May 9 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 3-21

March 28-29 – 49th Annual Minot Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, State Fair Center. April 1 – New fishing licenses required. April 7 – Full Moon, 9:35 p.m., Pink Moon. April 11 – Spring Turkey season opener. April 18 – National Park Week begins, Free Admission Day, Theodore ...

New center and indoor shooting range popular in Stanley

STANLEY – It is a very impressive facility and, in just a few short months, has become very well accepted in this community. Even though finishing touches are still underway at the 7,000 square foot building that opened late in the summer of 2019, the facility has already proven to be in ...

New director for DU’s Great Plains Region

Ducks Unlimited has named Johann Walker as the next director of operations for DU’s 7-state Great Plains Region. The region includes North Dakota. “Johann has a passion for and a deep commitment to wetlands and grasslands in the United States Great Plains,” said Ducks Unlimited Chief ...

Outdoors LIFE

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Minot’s Pheasants for the Future much more than an annual banquet

It’s that time again. The Pheasants for the Future annual banquet will be held Friday, March 20 at the All-Seasons Arena on the State Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 4:30 with a dinner and auction to follow. The PFTF is a local sportsmen’s club dedicated to pheasant restoration. While ...

Fundingsland: Clean your fish this way

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced their new fishing regulations for 2020-2022. Included is a directive on how a fisherman must clean his fish. Understandably, this new regulation has stirred a lot of discussion in the fishing community. Included in the new fishing guide ...

2020-22 fishing regulations set

North Dakota’s 2020-22 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022. Anglers are reminded new fishing licenses are required April 1. The 2020-22 North Dakota Fishing Guide has a new look. Anglers can find the guide online at the state Game and ...

Nonresident any-deer bow licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 780 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2020. Applicants can apply online beginning March 15 on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is April 15. Up to five hunters can apply together as a party. A ...

Pronghorn hunting season statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 74 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 1,324 licenses of which 447 were gratis. One-thousand sixty-seven hunters took 859 pronghorn, consisting of 786 bucks, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Sunday – Ice house removal deadline. Friday – Pheasants For The Future Banquet, All Seasons Arena, 5 p.m. March 28-29 – 49th Annual Minot Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, State Fair Center. April 1 – New fishing licenses required. April 7 – Full Moon, 9:35 p.m., Pink ...

First time ever that waterfowl kept water open on Lake Darling entire winter

FOXHOLM – Thousands of waterfowl kept water open all winter long on the lower end of Lake Darling, perhaps for the first time since the reservoir was flooded in 1936. “I’ve been here since 1996 and one winter we had a small portion of Lake Darling open up by the oil wells,” said Tom ...

KIM: The world of walleyes, or is it walleye?

I’ve been doing it for years but I’ve always wondered why. If you catch a walleye everyone knows you are talking about a single fish. But if you say “walleyes” you’ve got more than one. Or have you just messed up the English language? This is an instance, it seems to me, or us, or ...

Outdoors LIFE

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Introducing kick sleds to Fort Stevenson State Park

FORT STEVENSON STATE PARK – They may have arrived at the back end of winter but they were quickly accepted by those who used them. Six kick sleds arrived here in late February and immediately introduced a new way of enjoying wintertime activity outdoors. “They’re quite fun and ...

Nominees sought for Fishing Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, located in Garrison, is seeking nominations for potential Hall of Fame inductees. Anyone may nominate an individual or organization they believe has made a significant and lasting contribution to sport fishing in North Dakota. Nominees will be chosen ...

Deadline to remove fish houses

Anglers are reminded all unoccupied fish houses must be removed from all waters beginning March 15 until ice-out. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers are advised to use caution while accessing area lakes because mild weather conditions can quickly result ...