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Outdoors

Record cold temperature for Lake Metigoshe invalidated

The final answer is – no record for temperature futility for Lake Metigoshe State Park. It was the morning of Saturday, Feb. 13, when Steve Schepp stepped into the ranger’s office at the park and saw a digital temperature reading of minus 59.6 degrees. The display was on automated ...

A sea of excitement

KEY LARGO, Fla. – The boat slowly passes through a canal lined with spacious homes, an assortment of boats of all sizes moored in front of them. Spectators mere yards away line the route, mostly great white herons and brown pelicans, but a few early rising fishermen too. The latter dangling ...

Outdoors LIFE: Similar look hot and cold

If you have a photograph you would like to see in a future edition of the Outdoors you can email it to kfundingsland@minotdailynews.com. Please include information such as where and when the photograph was taken and identification of anyone in the photograph. Comments regarding the photograph ...

America’s rivers changing colors

A study that analyzed more than 230,000 NASA satellite images over a period of 35 years has revealed major changes in the color of rivers throughout the United States. And, concludes the study published in the journal Geographical Research Letters, it is a potential “warning of environmental ...

Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby

Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby Feb. 20, Lake Audubon 306 registered fishermen Results: Walleye division: 1–Travis Sperling, 3 lbs., 12 oz. 2– Kalieb Gray, 2 lbs., 10 oz. 3–Hayden Kautt, 1 lb., 9 oz. Perch division: 1–Nicholas Swennes, 8.5 oz. 2 –Tyler ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Full moon, Snow Moon, 2:18 a.m. Today – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6 – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 7 – Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride, Deering. March 15 – Ice house removal deadline. March ...

Nominations open for Fishing Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, located in Garrison, is seeking nominations for potential Hall of Fame inductees. Anyone may nominate an individual or organization they believe has made a significant and lasting contribution to sport fishing in North Dakota. Nominees will be chosen based ...

Nominations open for Fishing Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, located in Garrison, is seeking nominations for potential Hall of Fame inductees. Anyone may nominate an individual or organization they believe has made a significant and lasting contribution to sport fishing in North Dakota. Nominees will be chosen based ...

Deadline to remove fish houses

Anglers are reminded unoccupied fish houses must be removed from all waters beginning March 15 until ice-out. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers are advised to use caution while accessing area lakes because mild weather conditions can quickly result in ...

Deadline to remove fish houses

Anglers are reminded unoccupied fish houses must be removed from all waters beginning March 15 until ice-out. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers are advised to use caution while accessing area lakes because mild weather conditions can quickly result in ...

Elk, moose, bighorn sheep applications online

Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is March 24. A total of 523 elk and 474 moose licenses are available to hunters this fall, the same as last year. Moose units M4 and ...

Elk, moose, bighorn sheep applications online

Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is March 24. A total of 523 elk and 474 moose licenses are available to hunters this fall, the same as last year. Moose units M4 and ...

Grant supports high school trap league

Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support a high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a grant of up to $1,000, ...

Grant supports high school trap league

Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support a high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a grant of up to $1,000, ...

Scholarships available for students

The North Dakota Game Wardens Association and the Ray Goetz Memorial Fund are sponsoring scholarships for graduating high school seniors or current higher education students interested in majoring in wildlife law enforcement or a related field. Applicants must be North Dakota residents, be in ...

Scholarships available for students

The North Dakota Game Wardens Association and the Ray Goetz Memorial Fund are sponsoring scholarships for graduating high school seniors or current higher education students interested in majoring in wildlife law enforcement or a related field. Applicants must be North Dakota residents, be in ...

Spring turkey licenses remain

The 2021 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and a total of 486 spring turkey licenses remain in seven units. Those remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 8 a.m. March 17. Licenses remain in unit 06, Bowman County; unit 13, Dunn County; unit 19, ...

Spring turkey licenses remain

The 2021 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and a total of 486 spring turkey licenses remain in seven units. Those remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 8 a.m. March 17. Licenses remain in unit 06, Bowman County; unit 13, Dunn County; unit 19, ...

Winterfest at Cross Ranch

CROSS RANCH STATE PARK – It was cold. Fifteen degrees below zero cold. But that didn’t bring a halt to the Winterfest activities here. Despite the frigid thermometer readings, people young and old discovered some good old fashioned winter fun. “The cold might knock our numbers down a ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Casting my life away

Guilty on all counts. Make that guilty of counting. But hey, nobody’s perfect. What I am talking about is my habit of counting every cast I make while fishing. Sounds pretty crazy and meaningless, right? Hang on a moment now. Don’t rush to judgment here, although I wouldn’t blame you if ...