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Outdoors

Youth, military waterfowl weekend

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl weekend, and the special veteran and active military personnel waterfowl season is set for Sept. 18-19. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has a Virtual Duck Hunting Mentor webpage with all the basics, including license requirements, ...

Sandhill crane season opens Sept. 18

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opens Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 14. Limits are three daily and nine in possession in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and two daily and six in possession in unit 2 (east of U.S. Highway 281). Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to 2 ...

Hunters asked to submit wing envelopes

Hunters can help in the effort to manage upland game birds in North Dakota by collecting feathers from harvested birds and sending in wing envelopes. Birds included in the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s upland game wing survey, which has been in practice for decades, are ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for August: Lake Darling black bullhead: Ethan Blanton, Minot AFB, Aug. 6, 2 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Sakakawea smallmouth bass: Virginia Schiele, Minot, Aug. 6, 4 lbs., 4 oz. Levi Rime, ...

Catch-n-Release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for August: Nelson Lake largemouth bass: Denton Cash, Minot, Aug. 7, 20 inches. Devils Lake northern pike: Ryan Bacon, Granville, Aug. 6, 42 inches. Lake Sakakawea ...

Outdoors Calendar

Today – Upland game, squirrel season opener. Today – Badlands Bass Bandits Classic, Lake Ashtabula, 6:30 a.m., 300-3442. Today – Prairie Knights Casino, Casino Cup Walleye Circuit, Lake Oahe, 854-7743. Friday – Youth deer season opener. Sept. 18 – Youth waterfowl season ...