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 By Nick Simonson    Recreation    July 13, 2020 

Tales of a N.D. tradition: Transcript Publishing and Dakota Edge Outdoors to publish "Big Buck Book"

My weekly column, Our Outdoors, has chronicled the recent history of hunting, angling and my experiences, as well as myriad misadventures and...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: July 13, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Resident deer applicants unsuccessful in the first lottery have until July 22 to apply for the second lottery for leftover licenses...

 

Anglers should keep fish caught in deep water

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel encourage anglers to keep fish caught from depths of more than 25 feet, rather than practice catch-and-release. Scott Gangl, Game and Fish...

 
 By Doug Leier    Recreation    July 13, 2020 

North Dakota Outdoors: Fish regulations

Fisheries managers often hear from anglers who fish in, say, Minnesota and elsewhere, and wonder why specific regulations are applied in those...

 
 By Nick Simonson    Recreation    July 13, 2020 

Milking It for Monarchs

Imagine having to choose just one food to live off for half of your life. While I'm certain fried walleye would be a good option, or pizza would...

 
 By Nick Simonson    Recreation    July 13, 2020 

Weed Work

While midsummer brings its share of weeds to front lawns and gardens requiring some time on the hands and knees cleaning things up, or at least a...

 

Racing Relatives

Todd Duchscherer has always loved racing. Growing up he and his brother Troy spent many nights at the Jamestown Speedway dirt track, watching Don...

 

Dakota Recreation Report

Outdoor notes: *Fireworks prohibited on all N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Wildlife Mgmt. Areas and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National. Wildlife Refuges...

 

Our Outdoors: Beat the heat

Growing up in the upper Midwest taught me to relish the warmth of summer. Sometimes those stretches of 90-degree days spanned just a week or two in...

 

Spring pheasant count up from last year

North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is up 15% from the same time last year, according to the state Game and Fish Department’s 2020 spring crowing count survey. Upland game management...

 

Camp Grafton to host deer hunt for disabled veterans

The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2020 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt for Veterans who are...

 

Busy Weekend Fishing Tips

For many, the Independence Day holiday weekend represents a great time to get on the water. Whether it's cruising in the warmth of the afternoon or...

 

The Tequeely

Gaudy. Ugly. Fish-Catching. These terms for one of the foremost smallmouth flies may seem divergent, but they all hit the spot for the Tequeely, a...

 

COVID complicates normal summer fun routine

During what normally would have been the beginning of a busy season, Jeff Baker of Rez Famous Lemonade on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: June 29, 2020

Outdoor notes: *The lowest three-quarters mile of Channel A as it enters Devils Lake is closed to boats and shore-fishing, the area by U.S. Hwy 2 and...

 

Our Outdoors: A Second for Sauger

When it comes to fishing, I'm a fan of second fiddles, the underappreciated, those that don't take the top spot when it relates to what many people...

 

Fireworks prohibited on WMAs, but camping restrictions lifted for holiday

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is...

 

Five Warmwater Targets on the Fly

With the heat of summer descending upon the region, those cold water loving trout which were stocked in area lakes and reservoirs are seeking out the...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: June 22, 2020

Outdoor notes: *The lowest three-quarters mile of Channel A as it enters Devils Lake is closed to boats and shore-fishing, the area by U.S. Highway 2...

 

North Dakota Game & Fish: Spring Breeding Duck Numbers

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its 73rd annual spring breeding duck survey in May despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and results showed an index of nearly 4 million birds, up 18%...

 

Our Outdoors: A season saved

I'm a firm believer that a quick trip to the water is better than no trip at all. One jaunt in the uplands, even in the middle of the afternoon well a...

 

Elk Preparation

While most of us have been more tuned in to big game hunting applications this spring or hitting the water for walleye, the recent stay-at-home order...

 
 By Doug Leier    Recreation    June 15, 2020

North Dakota Outdoors: June 15, 2020

Readers of this column know I love wildlife as much as anyone. In person, on the phone and via email I've connected with many compassionate people...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: June 15, 2020

Outdoor notes: *The lowest three-quarters mile of Channel A as it enters Devils Lake is closed to boats and shore-fishing, the area by U.S. Highway 2...

 

North Dakota Game & Fish releases 2019 upland game season summary

After two years of lower upland game populations, fewer hunters pursued these game birds last fall. With that said, North Dakota's 2019 pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse harvests were down from 2018, w...

 

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