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North Dakota Sports

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Spring Turkey opener. Saturday – Maple Sugaring Day, Ft. Stevenson State Park, 9 a.m.-3p.m., 337-5576. April 19 – Full moon, 6:13 a.m. April 27 – ND Sport Fishing Congress Annual Banquet. Bismarck AMVETS, 223-3093. April 27 – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Tschida, ...

Hunting guide and outfitter test set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is May 18 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. Interested individuals are required to preregister by ...

Report bald eagle nest sightings

The state Game and Fish Department is asking for help in locating active bald eagle nests in North Dakota. Game and Fish conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said the department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings. Eagles lay eggs in ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for March: Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Arnold Langehaug, Glenburn, March 23, 4 lbs., 0 oz. Missouri River rainbow trout: Mike Boyd, Bismarck, March 16, 6 lbs., 6 oz. Lake Sakakawea northern ...

Deer gratis applications online

Landowners applying for a 2019 deer gratis license can fill out their application online by visiting the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The general deer lottery and muzzleloader applications will be available online in early May. The deadline for applying is June 5. Chief ...

Pronghorn hunting season statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 81 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 1,081 licenses (701 lottery and 380 gratis), and 976 hunters took 792 pronghorn, consisting of 761 bucks, 28 does and ...

Whooping crane migration

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

Game and Fish volunteers recognized

Volunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recently honored at the annual recognition event in Bismarck. Shannon Johnson, Fargo, was recognized as hunter education instructor of the year and Steve Goroski, Bismarck, was named archery education instructor of the ...

Advisory board meetings set

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department spring advisory board meeting in their area. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide residents with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district ...

Kolpack: Bison will have to guard against deer-in-the-headlights syndrome

By Jeff Kolpack jkolpack@forumcomm.com COLUMBIA, S.C. — The basketball facility that is home to the University of South Carolina has size to it. The capacity is 18,000, but it feels bigger. Still, North Dakota State on Thursday afternoon didn’t walk into Colonial Life Arena like the ...

Samuelson evolves into a lead role for NDSU’s basketball team

DAYTON, Ohio — Three years ago as an incoming freshman for North Dakota State’s men’s basketball team, Tyson Ward was curious about his soon-to-be roommate. So he did a search on Jared Samuelson. “Who is this kid? Huh?” Ward recalls thinking when he saw pictures of Samuelson. “He ...

Bison basketball kept the belief despite rough start to season

FARGO — It was early December and the North Dakota State men’s basketball team left Ames, Iowa, after an 81-59 beating at Iowa State. At that point, the Bison had a 2-7 record. They were nine tough games. Eight were on the road; one was an overtime loss and another was at No. 1-ranked ...

Kindred freshman headlines ND Class B girls all-state team

FARGO — The North Dakota Class B girls basketball all-state first team is loaded with youth, featuring Kindred Vikings freshman Abby Duchscherer. Duchscherer is the lone unanimous selection on a first team that has no seniors. Kidder County sophomore Madelyn Schmidt, Hettinger-Scranton ...

Bison will play NC Central in ‘First Four’ NCAA tournament game

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — On St. Patrick's Day, the men's basketball team with green as one of its school colors learned it will play sooner than most of the rest of the NCAA Tournament field. North Dakota State was tabbed as one of the "First Four" into the tournament ...

Game and Fish seeks habitat contractors

Contractors who are able to perform habitat work on Private Land Open To Sportsmen program lands across the state are invited to add their businesses to a database that the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will maintain on its website to help landowners who are looking to develop wildlife ...

National campaign for boat safety

A national safe boating campaign kicking off March 17-23 encourages boat operators to take a certified boat safety course. Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course wants boaters to get educated prior to the start of the boating season. State Game and Fish Department education ...

McFeely: Next on the Bison’s docket is a healthy dose of reality

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Omaha tried throwing a haymaker at North Dakota State in the Summit League tournament championship game Tuesday, March 12, midway in the second half. The Mavericks went on a 12-0 run to tie the game 51-51 and the 11-point halftime lead the Bison so diligently built was ...

Walseth out as Bison women’s basketball coach

By Mike McFeely Forum News Service FARGO — It was about the wins and losses more than the defections. Maren Walseth didn't win enough games as the head coach of the North Dakota State women's basketball team and so she no longer has the job. Walseth and the Bison "mutually agreed to part ...

Jamestown tops Davies for first Class A state boys basketball title since 1993

By Clay Cunningham Forum News Service BISMARCK — Coming off a 2016-17 season in which it won just two games, talks of the Jamestown boys basketball team winning a state tournament in just two years may have drawn snickers from some. With a perfect season, capped by a dominant performance ...