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North Dakota Sports

Game and Fish announces concurrent deer licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has amended the 2019 deer proclamation to allow hunters to purchase multiple licenses that are valid during any open deer season. Beginning Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. Central Time, any remaining doe licenses will be issued as a concurrent season license, which ...

PLOTS regulations

Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 12-18. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land. The law applies to all small game, waterfowl, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Moose Regular Season opener. Saturday – Pheasant season opener. Saturday – Fall Turkey season opener. Sunday – Full moon, 4:09 p.m. Nov. 1 – Bighorn Sheep Season opener. Nov. 12 – Full moon, 7:36 a.m. Nov. 8 – Deer Gun 16 1/2 Day Season opener. Nov. 29 – Deer ...

CATCH N RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for September: Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Maryn Davis, Minot, Sept. 1, 36 inches. Steven Rohlts, Wolsey, Sept. 3, 38 inches. Lake Sakakawea smallmouth bass: Maggie Ritts, New Town, ...

Looking to build a resume

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota senior wide receiver Travis Toivonen had his math ready on the spot earlier this week to place Saturday, Oct. 5's homecoming matchup with No. 12 UC Davis in perspective. "We have seven (games) left," Toivonen said. "The mark has pretty much been seven ...

NDSU’s run of Valley football titles has been historic

FARGO — It was on Sept. 7, 1985, when Missouri State and Southern Illinois played the inaugural conference game in what was then known as the Gateway Football Conference. The league has seen several changes over the years, including a new name and a change in subdivision label from Division ...

11 new things you’ll notice at UND home hockey games this season

GRAND FORKS — Ralph Engelstad Arena begins Season No. 19 at 7:07 p.m. Saturday night, when the University of North Dakota hosts the University of Manitoba in its season-opening exhibition. Fans attending the games may notice some new items and features in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Here are 11 ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Lake Darling closes for boat fishing. Friday – Pronghorn Gun Season opener. Friday – Elk Regular Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2, E6. Saturday – Run the Refuge 5K, Upper Souris NWR, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday – Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown Fishing Tourney, Williston ...

Wetlands good for duck season hunting

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates good-to-excellent conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are up about 65% statewide from a year ago, largely driven ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday-Sunday – Badlands Bass Bandits Classic Championship, Dakota Waters Resort, 6:30 a.m. Saturday – Four Bears Casino Cup Finals, 421-9880. Saturday – Tundra Swan opener. Sept. 30 – Lake Darling closes for boat fishing. Oct. 4 – Pronghorn Gun Season opener. Oct. 4 – Elk ...

Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

The deadline for submitting entries in the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Oct. 1. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place ...

Waterfowl hunters reminded of ANS regulations

Waterfowl hunters are reminded to do their part in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species into or within North Dakota. Waterfowl hunters must remove plants and plant fragments from decoys, strings and anchors; remove plants seeds and plant fragments from waders and other equipment ...

Shama: Former Gophers coach recalls talent on 2011 NDSU football team

By David Shama Special to Forum News Service MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — How impressive is the North Dakota State football program that has won seven national NCAA Football Championship Subdivision titles in eight years and is riding a 25-game win streak? Impressive enough to win the praise and ...

Remaining fall turkey licenses available Wednesday

The 2019 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 1,000 licenses remain in nine units, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Unsuccessful applicants will have a refund issued directly to their credit card. Beginning at 8 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 25, all ...

Entz-led Bison are unblemished heading into conference play

By Eric Peterson Forum News Service FARGO — It was an August and September to remember for North Dakota State head football coach Matt Entz as he learned his new job position the fly. After Saturday's victory against No. 4-ranked California Davis, the Bison are one third of the way ...

Hunting from duck boats requires safety

Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets already built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slows the ...

Whooping crane migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall 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 ...

After three years, punt returner Heit finding his role with Bison

FARGO — The University of Delaware football team was still fresh off a blocked punt that went through the end zone that gave the Blue Hens a 2-0 lead over North Dakota State last Saturday. The Bison responded with a touchdown. That’s when Trevor Heit put his stamp on the Bison first-half ...

Bison freshman defensive lineman makes his case to get in rotation

FARGO — North Dakota State had already knocked the University of Delaware out by the time Brendan Cook made his presence felt last Saturday, Sept. 14. But just in case the outcome was in doubt in the fourth quarter, the Bison had their emergency plan in place on the defensive line. The ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Resident Waterfowl Season opener. Saturday – Outlaw Walleye Association Eldon Heller Classic, White Earth Bay, 770-1442. Sept. 28-29 – Badlands Bass Bandits Classic Championship, Dakota Waters Resort, 6:30 a.m. Sept. 28 – Four Bears Casino Cup Finals, 421-9880. Sept. 28 ...