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Outdoors

Participation needed in hunter harvest surveys

Even though North Dakota’s 2021 hunting seasons have been put to bed, hunter success, or lack thereof, still matters. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has conducted hunter harvest surveys for more than a half-century, using the findings to help manage the state’s wildlife ...

Zone 2 closed for bobcat hunting, trapping

Bobcat hunting and trapping in Zone 2 is closed immediately, after the zone’s predetermined harvest limit of eight has been reached, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Zone 2 is the area east of U.S Highway 83. The bobcat season in Zone 1 has no harvest limit and is ...

Enrollment being taken for hunter education classes

Anyone born after 1961 and is 12 years old or older must take a certified hunter education course before he or she can get a firearm or bowhunting license in North Dakota. Those who hope to hunt this fall should act now now. “In some of our communities, especially our smaller communities, ...

Winter anglers reminded to clean up ice

Winter anglers must clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well, according to North Dakota Game and Fish Department. It is not only unsightly, but it is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on the ice. According to state fishing ...

Keep fish caught in deep water

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are encouraging ice anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters. Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 30 feet or more because fish reeled in from those depths have a greater chance ...

River otter trapping season closed immediately

North Dakota’s river otter trapping season is closed immediately. The statewide season’s predetermined harvest limit of 25 has been reached. Only North Dakota residents were eligible to participate, with a season limit of one otter per trapper.