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North Dakota Sports

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 ...

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 ...