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Outdoors

Coronavirus and the outdoors: Closures mount

The coronavirus pandemic has far reaching tentacles that wrap around many outdoor activities. What is on many people’s minds now is to what extent and for how long. While answers to those questions remain unknowns, the growing list of precautions that has effected outdoor-related activities ...

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ND Game and Fish offers up the outdoors

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department encourages hunters and anglers to make mindful decisions on outdoor activities by following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Customer, volunteer and employee well-being is of top priority. Earlier this week, Game ...

Coronavirus and parks, camping

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 ...

NRA launches free Experienced Hunter Education course

The National Rifle Association has launched an Experienced Hunter Education Course. “If you’ve taken a break from the shooting sports or haven’t hunted in a season or two, our Experienced Hunter Education Course is the perfect refresher for firearms safety and safe hunting practices,” ...

2020-21 licenses needed April 1

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2020-21 season are required starting April 1. Licenses can be purchased online by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Once the license is processed, users will have the option ...

Guide and Outfitter exam set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is May 9 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR 3-21

March 28-29 – 49th Annual Minot Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, State Fair Center. April 1 – 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 ...

New center and indoor shooting range popular in Stanley

STANLEY – It is a very impressive facility and, in just a few short months, has become very well accepted in this community. Even though finishing touches are still underway at the 7,000 square foot building that opened late in the summer of 2019, the facility has already proven to be in ...

New director for DU’s Great Plains Region

Ducks Unlimited has named Johann Walker as the next director of operations for DU’s 7-state Great Plains Region. The region includes North Dakota. “Johann has a passion for and a deep commitment to wetlands and grasslands in the United States Great Plains,” said Ducks Unlimited Chief ...

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Minot’s Pheasants for the Future much more than an annual banquet

It’s that time again. The Pheasants for the Future annual banquet will be held Friday, March 20 at the All-Seasons Arena on the State Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 4:30 with a dinner and auction to follow. The PFTF is a local sportsmen’s club dedicated to pheasant restoration. While ...

Fundingsland: Clean your fish this way

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced their new fishing regulations for 2020-2022. Included is a directive on how a fisherman must clean his fish. Understandably, this new regulation has stirred a lot of discussion in the fishing community. Included in the new fishing guide ...

2020-22 fishing regulations set

North Dakota’s 2020-22 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022. Anglers are reminded new fishing licenses are required April 1. The 2020-22 North Dakota Fishing Guide has a new look. Anglers can find the guide online at the state Game and ...

Nonresident any-deer bow licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 780 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2020. Applicants can apply online beginning March 15 on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is April 15. Up to five hunters can apply together as a party. A ...

Pronghorn hunting season statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 74 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 1,324 licenses of which 447 were gratis. One-thousand sixty-seven hunters took 859 pronghorn, consisting of 786 bucks, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Sunday – Ice house removal deadline. Friday – Pheasants For The Future Banquet, All Seasons Arena, 5 p.m. March 28-29 – 49th Annual Minot Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, State Fair Center. April 1 – New fishing licenses required. April 7 – Full Moon, 9:35 p.m., Pink ...

First time ever that waterfowl kept water open on Lake Darling entire winter

FOXHOLM – Thousands of waterfowl kept water open all winter long on the lower end of Lake Darling, perhaps for the first time since the reservoir was flooded in 1936. “I’ve been here since 1996 and one winter we had a small portion of Lake Darling open up by the oil wells,” said Tom ...

KIM: The world of walleyes, or is it walleye?

I’ve been doing it for years but I’ve always wondered why. If you catch a walleye everyone knows you are talking about a single fish. But if you say “walleyes” you’ve got more than one. Or have you just messed up the English language? This is an instance, it seems to me, or us, or ...

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