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Outdoors

Deer season underway

GARRISON – The chatter was friendly, a bit teasing at times, but all in fun. That’s what happens when good friends and family gather together for the deer season opener. The start of the season was just 15 minutes and the excitement was in the air. Everyone knew where to go and what to do ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Deer seasons past

We are in the midst of another North Dakota deer gun season, a time for both making new memories and reminiscing about past hunts. I had a chance to visit with a hunting party in the Garrison area just moments before the noon opener on November 6th. It was a terrific group of hunters, young ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Watching a weasel

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Outdoors LIFE — Mother and daughter moose

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Questions wanted for Advisory Board

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department encourages hunters, anglers and trappers to send questions for the fall advisory board livestream meeting prior to the scheduled start time. Questions should be submitted to ndgflive@nd.gov. Those sent during the live chat are not guaranteed to get ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Nov. 22 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 23 – Aubudon NWR upland game opener. Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 27 – Deer muzzleloader season opener. Nov. 30 – Game and Fish Advisory Board virtual meetings, 7 p.m. Nov. 30 – Full Moon, 3:29 a.m., Beaver Moon. Dec. 1 – Game ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Scenic Little Missouri River

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Remember Sportsmen Against Hunger

Deer season is underway, meaning it is also a great time to consider the Sportsmen Against Hunger program. For over 15 years, the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger program has grown and changed with the needs of the state. Food pantries continue to be in need ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: New trail system sidlined

Not this time, not yet anyway. Funding for a new trail system for Minot and area residents has received a setback. On Tuesday, October 27, the 16 member Outdoors Heritage Fund Advisory Board rejected an application from the Minot Park District for financial help in constructing 1.75 miles of ...

Deer season questions and answers

Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. Some common questions and answers are listed below. I have a concurrent season license. When can I use it? The license can be used during the archery season ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for October: Missouri River chinook salmon: Wade Blankenbaker, Bowman, Oct. 9, 15 lbs., 4 oz. Missouri River rainbow trout: Ashe Kahl, Lincoln, Oct, 7, 7 lbs., 5 oz. Rockie Sicble, Lincoln, Oct. ...

Catch-n-Release Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for October: Heart Butte Reservoir crappie: Drake Schoellkopf, Mandan, Oct. 16, 12 inches. Devils Lake walleye: Allie Lagodinski, Edgeley, Oct, 3, 28 inches. Allie Lagodinski, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Bobcat season opener. Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day, Free admission, Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l. Park. Nov. 22 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 23 – Aubudon NWR upland game opener. Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 27 – Deer muzzleloader season opener. Nov. 30 – Game ...

Pheasant Fun

A reliable and accomplished pointing dog works a zig-zag pattern through good pheasant cover in front of the hunter, sometimes cautiously and sometimes a bit too aggressively for the handler's comfort. But this is pheasant hunting. The handler has to fight the urge to command or correct the ...

Comments by Kim: When more means less

Game and Fish has made an administrative rule change that removes the $5,000 cap on conservation fees assessed fishing tournaments. The change won't affect the majority of fishing tournaments in North Dakota, but it will have a significant impact, even prohibitive, on a few. All permitted ...

OUTDOORS LIFE: Photo of the week

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Game and Fish Advisory Board to livestream fall meetings

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host its fall round of public meetings online this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Districts 1, 2, 7 and 8, which make up roughly the western half of the state, will have their combined meeting on Monday, Nov. 30. ...

Salmon spawn completed

Fisheries crews have completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System, after collecting more than 2.1 million eggs. North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler said crews easily collected enough eggs to stock the ...

Hunters encouraged to have deer tested for CWD

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2020 hunting season by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease from units in the western third of the state. Samples from hunter-harvested deer taken will be tested from units 3A1, ...