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Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Youth pheasant hunt

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 ...

Fall mule deer survey

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual fall aerial mule deer survey is set for mid-October in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey takes about two weeks to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the ...

Trap league, shooting range grants

Clubs or communities interested in submitting a grant application to help support a local high school trap team, or for firearm and shooting ranges, should submit their applications soon to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Education section leader Marty Egeland says the grants to ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Grass Drag Races, Lansford, noon. Oct. 24 – Mink, Weasel, Muskrat trapping opener. Oct. 30 – Bighorn Sheep season opener. Oct. 31 – Full Moon, 9:49 p.m., Blue Moon. Oct. 31 – Halloween. Nov. 3 – Election Day. Nov. 6 – Deer gun ...

Starting out right

RICE LAKE – It was a beautiful morning with the early rays of sunshine adding a warm glow to the surroundings. Volunteers from the Pheasants for the Future sportsman’s club were preparing to host their annual youth pheasant hunt. While one group of volunteers was setting up a temporary ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: That first rooster

As I was driving to the annual Pheasants for the Future youth pheasant hunt last Saturday, I found myself thinking about the youngsters who would soon be participating in the hunt. For many of them it would be their first chance at harvesting a rooster pheasant. I was thinking back to my ...

Boat winterization

Many boaters and fishermen have put their boats away until next year. Others will be doing so once the weather gets too cold to be on the water. No matter if you’ve already parked your boat for the season or are about to do so, there are some important things to do and check on before winter ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Pheasant season opener. Today – Fall Turkey season opener. Oct. 17 – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Grass Drag Races, Lansford. Oct. 24 – Mink, Weasel, Muskrat trapping opener. Oct. 30 – Bighorn Sheep season opener. Oct. 31 – Full Moon, 9:49 p.m., Blue Moon. Oct. ...

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, ...