All posts tagged "North Dakota"

  • Fishing
    Good Fishing, Good N.D. License Sales

    I bought a fishing license this year, just like I have every year since I turned 16. I bought a license for my wife, and my kids still aren’t old enough to need one (16 or older), but we all fished in the past year, just like we do every year. I’m...

  • Destinations
    Fall Whooping Crane Migration

    Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. Whoopers stand about five...

  • Hunting
    Optimism Over N.D. Waterfowl Season

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota produced fewer ducks this spring, but that shouldn’t put a damper on hunting prospects when the state’s waterfowl season opens. Resident hunters can go afield beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, and the season for nonresidents opens Oct. 3. “There’s still a lot of birds and still a lot...

  • Fishing
    Of Walleyes And Nice Guys

    DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The fish is there, right next to the boat, and Brian Brosdahl can see it’s the kind of walleye that would be a tournament angler’s dream. A big walleye, maybe 7 or 8 pounds. Within seconds, a half-dozen other boats descend like cormorants on a school of small white...

  • Hunting
    N.D. Waterfowl Season Looms

    North Dakota’s 2015 waterfowl season is set, with noteworthy changes including a daily bag limit of two canvasbacks and three white-fronted geese. Opening day for North Dakota residents is Sept. 26 for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Oct. 3. The season for swans opens...

  • Hunting
    N.D. Landowners Seek Doe Hunters

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is currently working with landowners in 12 hunting units across the state who would like to host hunters with antlerless deer licenses in 2015. Participating landowners are located in hunting units 2C, 2I, 2J2, 2K1, 2K2, 3A4, 3B3, 3C, 3D2, 3F1, 4B and 4E. The...

  • Outdoors
    Boat Ramps Affected By Low River Flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing releases from the Garrison Dam, resulting in a lower river stage on the Missouri River from the dam down to the headwaters of Lake Oahe. Access from boat ramps along the river, especially in the Bismarck/Mandan area, will become restricted or unusable for the...

  • Outdoors
    N.D. Bighorn Sheep Population Growing

    Results from this summer’s bighorn sheep survey indicate North Dakota’s bighorn population has increased from last year, despite the ongoing presence of pneumonia. North Dakota Game and Fish Department big game biologist Brett Wiedmann said the July-August survey showed a minimum of 304 bighorn sheep, an increase of 6 percent from 2014....

  • Hunting
    N.D. Pheasant Numbers Up 30 Percent

    BISMARCK — North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates birds are up 30 percent this year with the booming growth in the southern half of the state, while the northern half saw declines. Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said...

  • Hunting
    Get Your Duck Stamp Yet?

    This year’s 2015-16 federal duck stamp is now available for electronic purchase by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, license vendors that are registered with the Game and Fish Department’s licensing system can sell the electronic duck stamp, as does the department’s instant licensing telephone number,...

  • Fishing
    N.D. Nets Another Record Year For Fishing License Sales

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Nonresident anglers propelled North Dakota to a third consecutive year of record sales of fishing licenses, and the state’s fisheries chief predicts favorable lake conditions will continue for at least the next three to five years. More than 222,500 fishing licenses were sold during the 2014-15 season, up more...

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