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North Dakota Sports

Game and Fish allocates five bighorn sheep licenses

The Game and Fish Department is allocating five bighorn sheep licenses for the 2019 hunting season, two more than last year. Three licenses are issued in unit B1 and a portion of B3, and one license is valid for units B3 and B4. Also, one license, as authorized under North Dakota Century Code, ...

Hunters asked to submit wing envelopes

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is once again asking upland game hunters to help biologists monitor hatching dates and reproductive rates by submitting wings and appropriate feathers/legs in wing envelopes this fall. Harvested birds provide a good random sample that biologists use to ...

Pheasant, sharptail and partridge numbers up

North Dakota’s roadside surveys conducted in late July and August indicate total pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and gray partridge numbers are up from last year. State Game and Fish Department upland game biologist RJ Gross said the survey shows total pheasants observed per 100 miles are up ...

2019 waterfowl season

North Dakota’s 2019 waterfowl season opens for North Dakota residents Sept. 21, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Sept. 28. The season for swans opens Sept. 28 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license. The hunting season for Canada geese will close ...

Trap league, shooting range grant deadline

The deadline for clubs or communities interested in submitting an application to receive a grant to help support a local high school trap team, or for firearm and shooting ranges, is Oct. 1. North Dakota Game and Fish Department education section leader Marty Egeland said the grant to support ...

Potato Bowl provides true FCS test for Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota and No. 24 Sam Houston State enter Week 3 in a similar position. The Fighting Hawks and the Bearkats have played a superior opponent and an inferior opponent. For both teams, the Potato Bowl — 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alerus Center — ...

Sandhill crane season opens Sept. 14

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opens Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 10. Limits are three daily and nine in possession in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and two daily and six in possession in unit 2 (east of U.S. Highway 281). Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 1 ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for August: Lake Audubon northern pike: Anthony Biddinger, Minot, Aug. 8, 20 lbs., 4 oz. Hiddenwood Lake smallmouth bass: Kody Wessmeister, Minot, Aug. 25, 3 lbs., 1 oz. Lake Sakakawea ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Wed.-Friday – Cabela’s National Walleye Tour, Grahams Island State Park, Devils Lake, 501-317-7281. Friday – Full moon, 11:34 p.m. Friday – Deer Gun Youth Season opener. Saturday – Upland Game Season opener. Saturday – Youth Waterfowl Season opener. Saturday – Sandhill Crane ...

Grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 14

North Dakota’s popular hunting seasons for grouse and partridge will open Saturday, Sept. 14. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Sharptails, ruffed grouse and Huns each have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 12. All hunters, regardless of age, must have ...

Youth, military waterfowl weekend is Sept. 14-15

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl and special veteran and active military personnel waterfowl weekend is Sept. 14-15. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger, and veterans and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of ...

CATCHnRELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for August: Strawberry Lake northern pike: Anthony Biddinger, Minot, Aug. 15, 38 inches. Lake Sakakawea white bass: Thomas Prough, Minot, Aug. 5, 18 inches. Ashley Clark, Minot, Aug. ...

Deer season for young hunters opens Sept. 13

Friday, Sept. 13 at noon Central Time signals the start of a nine-and-a-half-day deer hunting season for youth, and hunters are reminded that a 2019 general game and habitat license must be purchased before the state Game and Fish Department mails the youth deer license. Hunters are encouraged ...

UND uncertain at QB ahead of Bison game

GRAND FORKS — As the University of North Dakota football program begins to prepare for the No. 1 team in the country and in-state rival North Dakota State, head coach Bubba Schweigert was noncommittal Monday afternoon about his starting quarterback for the weekend. Week 1 starter Nate ...

With UND on deck, Bison still had full attention on Butler

FARGO (FNS) — Last week was one to remember for the North Dakota State football team and its fan base. By all accounts, the victory over Butler University (Ind.) at Target Field in Minneapolis was a success for both the players and the program. The 57-10 win was the debut for new head coach ...

New UND offense will debut against Drake

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota offensive coordinator Danny Freund has spent the offseason trying to describe to fans and the media the offense he's overhauled for the 2019 season. Sometimes the Fighting Hawks will huddle and other times they won't. Sometimes they'll go fast and ...

Depth chart of FCS power North Dakota State is a work of art

FARGO (AP) — The most dominant team in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision has had turnovers in so many places — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback and nearly 70% of its starting lineup. It would seem that this year's playoff might be more than the race for second ...

Federal duck stamp required Sept. 1

Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are reminded a federal duck stamp is required beginning Sept. 1. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coots. This year’s 2019-20 federal duck stamp is available for electronic purchase through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Aug. 30 – Mountain Lion Season opener. Aug. 30 – Pronghorn Archery Season opener. Aug. 30 – Deer Archery Season opener. Aug. 31 – Harvest Trapshoot, Minot Gun Club. Sept. 6 – Elk Archery Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2,E6. Sept. 6 – Elk Regular Season opener, E3, E4. Sept. 6 – ...

Deer archery season opens Friday

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Aug. 30 at noon, and continues through Jan. 5, 2020. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing ...