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Outdoors

Game and Fish offers wildlife food plot seed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering free seed for the 2020 growing season to landowners who are interested in planting wildlife food plots for pheasants. Private land section leader Kevin Kading said rather than a traditional corn or sunflower food plot, Game and Fish is ...

Bighorn sheep, moose and elk harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2019 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 87 percent for moose and 62 percent for elk. The department issued four bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All five hunters ...

CATCH N RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for February: Powers Lake bluegill: Landon Westerness, Powers Lake, Feb. 12, 11 inches.

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for February: Lake Darling smallmouth bass: Tim Rostad, Minot, Feb. 9, 4 lbs., 3 oz. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Karter Anderson, Bismarck, Feb. 1, 3 lbs., 4 oz. Brandi Everding, Bismarck, Feb. ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 3-7

Today – Souris Valley Mule Deer Foundation 11th Annual Banquet, Sleep Inn, Minot, 5 p.m., 240-5551. Monday – Full Moon, 12:47 p.m., Worm Moon. March 15 – Ice house removal deadline. March 20 – Pheasants For The Future Banquet, All Seasons Arena, 5 p.m. March 28-29 – 49th ...

Annual Bis-Man Ice Fishing Derby at Lake Audubon designed for youth and fun

COLEHARBOR – Smiling faces were abundant and laughter common on the ice at Lake Audubon. The occasion was the annual Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby held Feb. 22. “As long as everyone is having fun, we’re happy,” said Wayne Blohm, Bismarck. “Today the weather is just ...

Game and Fish volunteers recognized

Volunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recently honored at the annual recognition event in Bismarck. William Bahm, Almont, was recognized as hunter education instructor of the year and Kevin Lech, Mandan, was named archery education instructor of the year. ...

Habitat workshop in Velva

The Velva Wildlife Club is hosting a Habitat Workshop on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Velva Wildlife Club building at 1901 Highway 52 West. Area landowners and sportsmen are invited to an informational meeting to discuss habitat-conservation opportunities and ...

Outdoors calendar

Today – Tree squirrel season closes. Sunday – Magic City Driftbusters Vintage Snowmobile Show, Deering, 240-7597. March 7 – Souris Valley Mule Deer Foundation 11th Annual Banquet, Sleep Inn, Minot, 5 p.m., 240-5551. March 9 – Full Moon, 12:47 p.m., Worm Moon. March 15 – Ice ...

Electronic posting ahead

It seems as if everything these days can be done on a mobile phone or, as Governor Doug Burgum refers to them, super computers. The small hand-held devices are influential to implementing a new program in North Dakota – electronic posting. Current North Dakota law requires that landowners ...

Fundingsland: Thank goodness for honest anglers

Fishermen may tell a few little white lies now and then. Okay, maybe even a few whoppers, but they draw the line firmly when it comes to cheating while participating in a fishing tournament. That is how it should be. A case in point is a darkhouse spearfishing tournament held Feb. 8 on Lake ...

Snowshoe lacing workshop conducted at Fort Stevenson State Park

FORT STEVENSON STATE PARK – It was a hands-on event for feet. An Ojibway Snowshoe Lacing workshop was held here Feb. 1. “These folks are interested in learning how to lace their own pair of traditional snowshoes,” said Jackie Jacobsen, Coleharbor, one of two instructors for the 12-person ...

Is fishing in a luxury Ice Castle really fishing?

Protection from the wind and a way to keep reasonably warm is usually enough to satisfy most ice fishermen. Most, but not all. The tent-like ice fishing shelters of today, many of which are insulated, are often shirt-sleeve warm inside thanks to very efficient portable heaters. They make a ...

A SnoBear gives ice fishermen both mobility and comfort

DEVILS LAKE – Start it up and go. Drop it down and fish. It’s pretty much that simple behind the wheel of a SnoBear. A SnoBear is an ice fishing machine. It traverses over snow covered lakes where many other vehicles would not be able to go. Once a fishing location is chosen all the ...

Ice condition warning

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds ice anglers to continue to use caution when traveling on frozen waters, even though ice conditions may appear safe. Enforcement division operations supervisor Jackie Lundstrom said last fall’s record wet conditions have resulted in more ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Bis-Man Reel & Rec. Ice Fishing Derby, Lake Audubon, 214-9832. Today – Spring Light Goose season opener. Feb. 29 – Tree squirrel season closes. March 1 – Magic City Driftbusters Vintage Snowmobile Show, Deering, 240-7597. March 7 – Souris Valley Mule Deer ...

North Dakota largest

DEVILS LAKE – It is an amazing event, very well run and for an excellent cause. The annual Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby was held the last Saturday in January. “We got about 5,000 holes drilled this morning. We had about 150 people come out to help us with ...

FUNDINGSLAND: Enjoying the outdoors

Many North Dakota residents thoroughly enjoy the outdoor opportunities in this state. When hunting seasons came to a close in early January many who hadn’t already done so have since ventured onto the ice for some vertical fishing. There’s other activities too – hiking, skiing, ...