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Outdoors

CATCH N RELEASE CLUB as of 4-11

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for March: Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Keith Hinnenkamp, Bismarck, March 13, 38 inches. Missouri River rainbow trout: Dustin Alderson, Minot, March 7, 28 inches. Devils Lake ...

Paralympic shooter in waiting

He surprised his coaches and his parents. Maybe even himself. Wyatt Rollman, 13, Glenburn, recently qualified for the paralympics trials at Colorado Springs, Colo. His sport? Precision air rifle. Quite remarkably, it’s a sport he took up only a few short months ago. “I guess it’s ...

Fundingsland: What’s with this outdoor stuff?

A lot of people are finding their own answer to that question as of late. I think a lot more will be in the coming days too. While the coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing is impacting everyone’s lives, more and more people are turning to the outdoors as an outlet during ...

Outdoors LIFE

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2019 deer season summary

A total of 57,949 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 37,250 deer during the 2019 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 65,500 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 64 ...

Spring mule deer survey underway

The State Game and Fish Department’s annual spring aerial mule deer survey was set to begin April 1 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 ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 4-4

Tuesday – Full Moon, 9:35 p.m., Pink Moon. April 11 – Spring Turkey season opener. April 18 – National Park Week begins, Free Admission Day, Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l. Park. April 25 – Badlands Bass Bandits Lake Nelson Derby. April 25 – CANCELED - ND Sportfishing Congress ...

Paddlefish season canceled

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is canceling the upcoming paddlefish snagging harvest season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season was scheduled to begin May 1. The 2020-22 fishing proclamation has been amended accordingly. The change does allow for the possibility of a ...

Enjoying the outdoors

The threat of contacting coronavirus has affected lives in many ways the past several days, including staying at home as much as possible and “social distancing” from others. However, it’s also a perfect time to get outdoors and put a big dent in cabin fever. This past Sunday there were ...

FUNDINGSLAND: Time to step outdoors

I hope everyone who reads this is healthy and is treating social distancing with the seriousness it deserves. No one wants to catch or spread coronavirus identified by the Center for Disease Control as COVID-19. What is understandably difficult and particularly trying, for many, staying at ...

Whooping crane migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way into and through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be ...

Sportfishing Congress cancels annual banquet

The North Dakota Sportfishing Congress Executive Committee has canceled its Annual Banquet and Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 25, at the Bismarck AMVETS due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of being able to hold social gatherings. Refunds for the banquet/fundraiser and ...

State OHV trails open

North Dakota law closes public access to snowmobile trails between April 1 and Nov. 1 every year. People are asked to refrain from using ATVs or OHVs on closed snowmobile trails. Even if you see a snowmobile trail that is marked, it is unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile within a ...

Hunters cautioned of ground conditions

The spring snow goose migration is in full swing, and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to be wary of muddy roads and saturated ground conditions when traveling to and from hunting locations. Game and Fish Department wildlife chief Jeb Williams said goose hunters are ...

State Parks closures and COVID-19

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has closed all state parks and recreation buildings to the public. This includes, but is not limited to, all overnight facilities, museums, visitor and interpretative centers, marinas and comfort stations. The department is also postponing or ...

Corps closes visitor centers, suspends tours

OMAHA, Neb. – Due to health and safety precautions regarding COVID-19, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District Visitor Centers will be closed and all public group tours and events have been canceled until further notice. This is strictly a preventive measure. The Omaha District is ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 3-28

Wednesday – New fishing licenses required. April 7 – Full Moon, 9:35 p.m., Pink Moon. April 11 – Spring Turkey season opener. April 18 – National Park Week begins, Free Admission Day, Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l. Park. April 25 – Badlands Bass Bandits Lake Nelson Ice ...

Missouri River system boat ramp status

Anglers looking to fish open water on the Missouri River System can check the status of boat ramps at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website gf.nd.gov. Game and Fish will post ramp status updates as they occur. Department personnel encourage anglers to wait their turn at boat ...

Game and Fish reminds anglers to keep social distance

With a pleasant weekend in the forecast and a lot of North Dakotans anxious to do something outside, the State Game and Fish Department reminds anglers to practice social distancing, whether it’s on shore, from a boat or on the ice. “We encourage people to get outside and fish and enjoy ...