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Outdoors

Skishoeing comes to Minot

They are too wide and too short to be a cross-county ski, and too long and too narrow to be a snowshoe. What are they? Skishoes, and they are beginning to see a rise in popularity. Skishoeing is proving to be very good way for people of all ages to get out and enjoy the snow. It doesn’t ...

More deer positive for CWD

Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from ...

Youth snowmobile class canceled

The snowmobile Youth Safety Course scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Minot’s MAYSA arena has been canceled. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department was hosting the event for the purpose of certifying snowmobile riders 10 years of age or older who do not have a valid driver’s ...

Outdoors Calendar

Saturday – Gasmann Coulee Cruisers Snowmobile Fun Run, 833-8560. Jan. 25 – Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Fishing Derby, Six Mile Bay. Feb. 1 – Souris Valley Bowmen Trophy Night, FFA Building, State Fairgrounds, 5 p.m. Feb. 1 – State Snowmobile Ride, Walhalla. Feb. 1 – ...

Snowmobile youth safety class in Minot

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Youth Safety Course at Minot’s Maysa Arena on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. “We want snowmobiling in North Dakota to be enjoyable, where generations can connect through a shared experience. Part of ensuring that fun on the 2,800 ...

Corps announces Lake Sakakawea winter access policy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project, announced its 2019-2020 winter access policy this week. This year there will be 113 points of entry to Lake Sakakawea and 20 points of entry to Lake Audubon. The points of entry are a combination of boat ramps, shoreline access sites, and ...

Ice anglers reminded to clean up ice

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds winter anglers to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on the ice. According to state fishing regulations, when a fish is caught, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Jan. 18 – Gasmann Coulee Cruisers Snowmobile Fun Run, 833-8560. Feb. 1 – Souris Valley Bowmen Trophy Night, FFA Building, State Fairgrounds, 5 p.m. Feb. 1 – State Snowmobile Ride, Walhalla. Feb. 21 – West Dakota Waterfowlers Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m. Feb. 22 – Spring Light ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for December: Missouri River walleye: Troy Miller, Mandan, Dec. 15, 8 lbs., 9 oz. Dean Byrd, Beulah, Dec. 21, 9 lbs., 3 oz.

CATCH-N-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for December: Lake Audubon walleye: Duane Schmidt, Beulah, Dec. 15, 29 inches.

Contour lake maps on website

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently added new fishing waters to the list of available contour maps on the Game and Fish website. In addition, Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development section leader, said maps of existing waters have been reprocessed to ...

Hunter education classes

Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2020 are reminded to register early, as most classes are held the first few months of the calendar year. Interested students must click on the education link at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Classes ...

Outdoors calendar

Sunday – Minot Christmas Bird Count, Broadway McDonalds, 7:45 a.m., 720-1001. Wednesday – Merry Christmas! Friday – Upper Souris NWR Christmas Bird Count, 7:45 a.m., 468-5467. Saturday-Sunday – North Dakota Free Fishing weekend. Saturday – Denbigh Christmas Bird Count, Towner ...

Watercraft registrations online

North Dakota watercraft owners are reminded that 2020 is the first year of a new three-year registration period. Watercraft registrations must be renewed online by visiting My Account at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. A credit card is required. The price to ...

Free ice fishing weekend

North Dakota’s free ice fishing weekend is Dec. 28-29. Resident anglers may fish or spear that weekend without a license. All other ice fishing regulations apply. Those interested in darkhouse spearfishing must register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. ...

Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday – J. Clark Salyer NWR Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m., 768-2548. Thursday – Des Lacs NWR Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m., 629-9928. Saturday – First day of winter. Saturday – Garrison Dam Christmas Bird Count, Audubon NWR, 7:45 a.m., 720-1001. Sunday – Minot Christmas Bird ...

Winter Day Camp set

Fort Stevenson State Park is hosting a winter day camp offering a variety of winter focused activities for youth ages 10-13 on Dec. 28. The registration fee is $40/participant and includes materials, lunch, and a snack. Participation is limited to 12. The camp begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at ...

Winter fishing regulations

North Dakota anglers are encouraged to refer to the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide or the state Game and Fish Department’s website for winter fishing regulations. In addition, anglers can visit the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, for an extensive list of fishing questions and ...

Coyote Catalog available

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are once again opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are dealing with coyotes in their areas. Last winter, more than 20 landowners ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – NDG&F District 1 Advisory Board meeting, Williston, 7 p.m. Tuesday – NDG&F District 7 Advisory Board meeting, Bismarck, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 – Full moon, 11:13 p.m. Dec. 15 – Deer Muzzleloader season closes. Dec. 20 – Upper Souris NWR Christmas Bird Count, 7:45 a.m., ...