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Outdoors

Spring grouse counts reported

North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and greater sage grouse. Summaries from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 13% decrease in the number of male grouse counted compared to last ...

2021 upland game seasons summarized

North Dakota’s 2021 pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge harvests were down from 2020, according to the state Game and Fish Department. Upland game biologist RJ Gross said the overall harvest was likely a result of fewer hunters and below average reproduction. “We ...

Entries being taken for Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

Photographers who are interested in sending photos for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest must follow guidelines for submitting their work. Photographers should go to the Game and Fish Department’s website at gf.nd.gov/photo-contest. Then it is a ...

Mussel dogs safeguard Governor’s Walleye Cup

GARRISON — The North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup, which was held this past weekend, is the premiere fishing tournament in the region. Over 260 boats were launched by anglers looking to bring a whopper home, but before getting into the water they had to pass the scrutiny of two hardnosed ...

Mussel-sniffing dogs to attend walleye tournament

The effort to combat the spread and introduction of invasive zebra mussels in North Dakota, water is going to the dogs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens who will employ their professionally trained K-9 companions to ...

Boaters reminded to report accidents

Regardless of how safe and cautious boaters are on the water, accidents happen. If a boating accident involves injury, death or disappearance of a person, an accident report must be completed and sent to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department within 48 hours of the occurrence. If property ...