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Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the Week: Keeping watch on the outdoors

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Outdoors LIFE — Home deer processing

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Bandits introduce ice series

The Badlands Bass Bandits have unveiled an “ice series” for December through March. All fishing will be done from boats on Nelson Lake, a power plant lake that has open water throughout the winter months due to warm water being discharged from the plant. Nelson Lake is located near Center ...

Mountain lion Zone 1 early season ends, late season opens

North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 22, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took two cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional season could open ...

Late-season hunting dates

North Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close Dec. 6. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 12 and continues through Jan. 3. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 19 in the eastern zone, Dec. 24 in the ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – CANCELED – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Fall Gun Show, State Fair Center. Nov. 29 – CANCELED – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Fall Gun Show, State Fair Center. Nov. 30 – Game and Fish Advisory Board virtual meetings, 7 p.m. Nov. 30 – Full Moon, 3:29 a.m., Beaver ...

Extraordinary perseverance

STANLEY – Twenty-one years ago Alex Johnson suffered an injury that resulted in paralysis from the neck down. Earlier this month he filled his deer gun tag. His story is remarkable. “It’s about character, tenacity and perseverance,” said Wayne Johnson, Stanley. Johnson’s brother Tim ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Wanted: Sportsmen input

The fall Advisory Board meetings conducted by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are coming up soon. Due to the coronavirus epidemic the required public meetings will be held online rather than at eight various sites throughout the state. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings is ...

Outdoors LIFE — Photo of the week: Lasting impression

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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. 28-29 – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Fall Gun Show, State Fair Center. Nov. 30 – Game and Fish Advisory Board virtual ...

Special allocation lottery apps due Jan. 1

Nonprofit organizations eligible to receive big game hunting licenses in 2021, must have the application submitted to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department no later than Jan. 1. North Dakota state law provides direction for the Game and Fish director to allocate big game hunting ...

Some refuges open to late-season upland game

Several national wildlife refuges in North Dakota are open to late-season upland game bird hunting the day after the deer gun season closes. Arrowwood, Audubon, Des Lacs, J. Clark Salyer, Lake Alice, Lake Zahl, Long Lake, Lostwood, Tewaukon (pheasants only) and Upper Souris NWRs open Nov. ...

Fall mule deer survey completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated another year of good fawn production. Biologists counted 2,116 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The ratio of 82 fawns per 100 does was similar to last year, while 36 bucks per 100 does was lower than in ...

Early ice awareness

Hunters, anglers and trappers are reminded to be aware of early ice conditions before traveling onto and across North Dakota waters. A few reminders include: Edges firm up faster than farther out from shore. Snow insulates ice, which in turn inhibits solid ice formation, hiding cracks, ...

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 ...