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Outdoors

Taking a closer look at ND chronic wasting disease regulations

I played a part on the Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease task force and out of everything I learned, what stuck with me most, is how much I’d forgotten. Which is why review of rules, regulations and restrictions is so important for all of us. North Dakota’s archery deer ...

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Learning more about North Dakota PLOTs program

Hunters born 35 years ago or more have long enjoyed the opportunity the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Private Land Open To Sportsmen has provided. Hard to believe this program began back in 1997, and hunters who were around 10 years old may remember paging through the paper map guide ...

Plant restoration in the Badlands

To loosely translate from Norwegian to English: fri = free, lufts = air’s, liv = life The English equivalent= Outdoor Life I was embarrassed!I was co-leader of a tour group consisting of archaeology and history enthusiasts from twelve states. One of our stops on the tour was the South ...

Whooping Crane migration underway

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state should report sightings so the birds can be tracked. The whooping ...

Wetland conditions fair for duck hunting

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are up statewide about 26% from extreme drought ...

Public lands have specific regulations for all

Last week I wrote about the Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen program, which provides walk-in access to hunters on thousands of acres across the state. The PLOTS Guide, which features these walk-in tracts, also includes public land hunting access information, including ...