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North Dakota Sports

Missouri Valley commissioner says league continues commitment to FCS football

FARGO — The Missouri Valley Football Conference state of address this week by commissioner Patty Viverito was another in the line of easy ones. There’s been plenty of positivity over the last several years. The league put three teams in the Division I FCS playoffs last season and all won at ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday-Saturday – AIM Weekend Walleye Series, Devils Lake, 351-0433. Saturday – Four Bears Casino Walleye Derby, 421-9880. Aug. 10 – Warriors on the Water, Indian Hills Resort, 389-0601. Aug. 10 – Women on Water, Outlaw Walleye Association, White Earth Bay, 770-1442. Aug. 10 – ...

Governor’s Walleye Cup results

Garrison, July 19-20, 10 fish limit 1 – Ricky Schumacher & Kerry Wentz, 41.85 lbs., $15,000. 2 – Lonnie Jacobs & Janinie Landsiedel, 40.09 lbs., $5,000. 3 – Norbert & Dustin Guthmiller, 39.15 lbs., $4,000. 4 – Wade Mueller & Tim Baier, 38.59 lbs., $3,400. 5 – Ken ...

Applications for remaining deer licenses due July 24

North Dakota residents who were unsuccessful in the initial deer lottery are reminded the deadline to submit an application for a remaining license is July 24. Unsuccessful applicants must apply online by visiting the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. More than 6,000 deer gun ...

Department finalizes spring grouse counts

North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists have summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and sage grouse. Statistics from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 9% increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday-Saturday – Dakota Walleye Classic, Beulah Bay, 873-4585. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, New Town Marina, 6:30 a.m. Aug. 2-3 – AIM Weekend Walleye Series, Devils Lake, 351-0433. Aug. 3 – Four Bears Casino Walleye Derby, 421-9880. Aug. 10 – Warriors on the Water, ...

Hunter education classes available in 2019

Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2019 are reminded to enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Although the majority of classes are completed for this year, some classes will still be added as they become finalized. Interested ...

Game and Fish at N.D. State Fair

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will host visitors to its free Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park July 19-27 at the State Fair in Minot. Visitors will be treated to an array of activities, exhibits and useful information as the park is open from 1-7 p.m. daily. Pathways to ...

Hughes’ huge day carries East in Shrine Bowl 9-man

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Catching, running and passing for a touchdown in the same game happens once in a lifetime to a very select few high school football players. But forgive Thompson wide receiver Marcus Hughes if he wasn't blown away by his own performance ...

Fur harvester class scheduled in Bismarck

The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring a fur harvester education class in Bismarck for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers. The class is scheduled for Aug. 6 and 8 from 5-9 p.m., and Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The course is free and takes ...

Zavalney sparks East to Shrine 11-man win

GRAND FORKS — For a third-string quarterback, Adam Zavalney played a big role in the offense Saturday, July 13, at Cushman Field. Zavalney scored two touchdowns — one on offense and one on defense — and set up another score with a long run. The Park River/Fordville-Lankin product sparked ...

Devils Lake RB ready for ‘the big boys’ at Shrine Bowl

MAYVILLE (FNS) — The last time Joey Hornstein played against a large-school, Class AAA football program, he was a sophomore and a reserve running back for Devils Lake. That was three seasons ago. And, after back-to-back all-state seasons, the Devils Lake High School product is looking ...

New Rockford-Sheyenne receiver Bo Belquist picks UND

GRAND FORKS — New Rockford-Sheyenne wide receiver Bo Belquist was a little hesitant at first to approach his family about the possibility of playing football at the University of North Dakota. His dad, Elliott, played wide receiver at North Dakota State (1999-03) and Bo was born when his ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Tuesday – Velva Wildlife Club Grand Opening/Banquet, 1901 Highway 52 West, 5:30 p.m. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Oahe, Mobridge, SD, 6:30 a.m. Saturday –Van Hook Association Kid’s Fishing Derby, 240-8320. Sunday – AIM Fishing Derby, Lake Oahe, 920-505-0122. July ...

CATCH n RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for June: Lake Audubon Tiger muskellunge: Rodney Keller, Max, June 1, 46 inches. Lake Metigoshe bluegill: Travis Hovde, Minot, June 9, 11 inches. West Park Lake northern pike: Shar ...

AIM WEEKEND WALLEYE SERIES

Here are the top five place winners and payouts from the AIM Weekend Walleye Series held at Fort Stevenson State Park June 30: 1 – 31.39 lbs., Justin Krieger and Rick Ellingson, Williston, $3,500. 2 – 31.03 lbs., Greg Abdallah and Steve Meyer, Spearfish, SD, $1,800. 3 – 29.96 lbs., ...

2018 upland game seasons summarized

North Dakota’s 2018 pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse harvests were similar to 2017, while the number of Hungarian partridge taken last year was down from the year before, according to statistics compiled by the state Game and Fish Department. Upland game management supervisor Jesse Kolar ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for June: Lake Sakakawea walleye: Chase Brown, Minot, June 1, 8 lbs., 7 oz. Paul Thompson, Watford City, June 2, 9 lbs., 8 oz. Kyle Ereth, Beulah, June 6, 9 lbs., 10 oz. Chris Wilmes, Bismarck, June ...

Operation Dry Water

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths associated with alcohol and drug ...

WOW registration opens July 10

Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting their fall Wild Outdoor Women event September 13-15, 2019. WOW events are primarily for ladies over the age of 16 who are looking to learn or improve on skills associated with several outdoor recreational activities. Women of all skill levels are encouraged ...