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Outdoors

Great American Outdoors Act passed

The United States Senate has passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that includes the Restore Our Parks Act. The legislation was co-sponsored by Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, and helped address deferred maintenance needs at National Park Service facilities. “National parks are a ...

Fort Stevenson State Park visitor appreciation event

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and Fort Stevenson State Park will be hosting a 2020 Visitor Appreciation Event on Sunday, June 28. Visitors will be offered free daily admission and experience live entertainment on the historic guardhouse lawn. Visitors are encouraged to ...

Pick up your trash

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists to keep it clean this summer by packing out all trash. All garbage, including used fireworks, should be placed in a proper trash receptacle. If trash cans aren’t available, or are full, take the trash and dispose of it ...

WMA Regulations prohibit fireworks, camping restrictions lifted for 4th

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting and fishing opportunities, and offer other ...

Pronghorn survey begins

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual aerial pronghorn survey begins July 1 and is scheduled to be completed within two weeks. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of western North Dakota. The survey determines pronghorn ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 6-27

Today – CANCELED - Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tourney, Grahams Island State Park, 662-4903. Today – Badlands Bass Bandits Lake Oahe Derby, Mobridge, S.D. Today – Scheel’s Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Grand Forks, 739-5808. Today – “Best In The West” High School ...

Devils Lake to host virtual fishing contest Saturday

DEVILS LAKE – One of the best known fisheries in North Dakota is Devils Lake. Walleye, perch, northern pike and white bass provide anglers with countless hours of quality fishing every year. The lake is also home to numerous fishing tournaments every summer. This year, though, coronavirus ...

Windy AIM Weekend Walleye event

FORT STEVENSON STATE PARK – It was a bit unusual, to be sure, during a summer when coronavirus has led to the cancellation of many fishing tournaments. However, after implementing a few changes, including scrambling to find a new date, the AIM Weekend Walleye Series launched out of ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Missing Thunderpants

Spending time outdoors with hunting and fishing buddies results in a lot of memories. Sometimes for the most weird of reasons, but memories nonetheless. I can’t tell you how many times, just a lot of times, when I’ve had a couple of hunting companions and their dogs in my vehicle for a ...

Outdoors LIFE: Photo of the week

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 ...

Spring breeding duck numbers

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its 73rd annual spring breeding duck survey in May. Results showed an index of nearly 4 million birds, up 18% from last year. This spring’s wetland index was the sixth highest on record and the breeding duck index was the 13th highest, ...

Practice patience at boat ramps

Boaters are reminded to exercise patience, practice physical distancing and plan accordingly when heading to a lake or river this summer. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives a number of complaints every year about overly aggressive behavior at boat ramps. A few simple reminders ...

Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

While contest guidelines for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest have change little from previous years, photographers are reminded to follow the guidelines for submitting their work. Photographers who want to submit photos to the contest should go ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 6-19

Today – CANCELED - Souris River Longbeards Fishing Derby, Lake Darling, 721-5546. Today – CANCELED - Lake Region Anglers Six Mile Bay Derby, Devils Lake. Today – CANCELED - ND Adult & Teen Challenge Fishing Derby, Parshall Bay, 390-6694. Today – CANCELED - Fishing for the Cure ...

Saltwater fishing fury

KEY LARGO, FLORIDA – A large shark bursts through the water’s surface and spins violently through the air. An immense barracuda rips at a surface lure with its inch-long teeth. A crocodile takes a lure for a 300-yard journey just moments after a giant manatee noses against the boat. Those ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Flying through a pandemic

It was an eerie feeling. Desolate at times, too. Earlier this week I returned from a Florida fishing trip. The trip gave me a view of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting other parts of the country. I was originally supposed to fly out of Minot in early April but that didn’t happen. ...

Outdoors LIFE: Photo of the week: Brown pelican

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 ...

2019 upland game seasons summarized

After two years of lower upland game populations, fewer hunters pursued these game birds last fall. North Dakota’s 2019 pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse harvests were down from 2018, while the number of Hungarian partridge taken last year was similar to the year before, according to ...

Leave baby animals alone, watch for deer

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds well-intentioned people who want to pick up and rescue what appear to be orphaned baby animals this time of year: Don’t touch them. Whether it is a young fawn, duckling, cottontail rabbit or a songbird, it is better to leave them alone. More ...