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Dakota Recreation Report: April 6, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Practice social distancing when visiting bait shops and businesses when getting outdoors. *Ice conditions greatly deteriorating across...

 
 By Nick Simonson    Recreation    April 6, 2020 

Our Outdoors: Fishing 101

In the last two weeks I have become a fulltime teacher, cook, gym instructor and referee in addition to my normal professions, which admittedly were...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: March 30, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges and springs. Check conditions as you go...

 

North Dakota Game and Fish: 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...

 

Our Outdoors: Free Flowing

Water is freedom, no more so than in spring. Casting off the icy bonds of winter, breaking them into pieces and then absorbing them is the completion...

 

Wardens Set for Different Spring

With the impact of the coronavirus obvious across many layers of society, the North Dakota Game & Fish Department (NDG&F) has not been immune to...

 

The Egg Sucking Leech

Growing up a wrestling fan, there was no better time to be watching WWF (now WWE) than when Triple H and Degeneration X were the featured heels....

 

Dakota Rec Report: March 23, 2020

Outdoor notes:  *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges and springs. Check conditions as you go al...

 

Our Outdoors: In the Distance

Except in those instances where the steelhead were running hard and fast up the tributaries of Lake Superior, or the walleyes were so thick one could nearly walk across them on Devils Lake’s famed...

 

Timing Turkey Success

In that gap between the last snow melting and the sure signs of spring like budding trees and greening grass, the tom turkey is king of the corridor...

 

Easter Eggs

Whether fishing for trout making their spring sprint up tiny coldwater streams or going after those species that get stocked in any number of rivers a...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: March 16, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges and springs. Check conditions as you go along...

 

Our Outdoors: Going Deeper

A few hours of staring at unpopped flags on a small pike lake didn't pay off a couple weekends ago for me and my oldest son, but the glare from the...

 

Spring is a Time for Mentoring

Hunters and anglers are active and engaged outdoors people and spending time outside is why many of us live in North Dakota. Whether you like to...

 

Precision Ag Targets Habitat Increases

With spring planting just around the corner, farm and ranch operators throughout the upper Midwest are preparing to implement their plans coming off...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: March 9, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges and springs. Check conditions as you go...

 

Our Outdoors: Late Ice Lessons

I can recall the sun rising over the eastern waters of Devils Lake as I headed to the hotel to meet my parents for a weekend of early spring fishing on the just-opened channels of the north end of...

 

Waterfowl Poised for Return to Pothole Region

With the recent warm stretch and receding snowline in the upper Midwest, many outdoors enthusiasts have their eyes to the skies watching for the...

 

A Simple Spring

A twisting garden worm on a gold Aberdeen hook under a split shot just a couple feet below a red-and-white bobber; that's how most of us start...

 

Our Outdoors: Potential Energy

The rating on a box of shotgun shells reads 1180, 1205 or more than 1300 feet per second, the speed at which the pellets are disbursed in pursuit of a thrown clay or an incoming goose. The bent coil a...

 

Hunter's Education Evolves, Answers Demand

While winter and spring aren't often associated with hunting in the upper Midwest, the months of January through May are an important time in the...

 

The Mini Chernobyl

If it's fly tying season and you're thinking spring is coming outdoors, you've got to be thinking summer when it comes to finishing off your patterns....

 

North Dakota Game and Fish Report: Feb. 24, 2020

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order North Dakota’s spring light goose conservation order opens Feb. 22 and continues through May 10. Residents must have a valid current season 2019-20 (valid...

 

QDMA Report Shows Record Harvest of Mature Bucks

With the issuance of its 2020 Whitetail Report, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) noted among its findings that more deer hunters than at any other time in the group’s surveys are...

 

The Many Tastes of Fishing

I grew up in Minnesota, and like North Dakota and much of the upper Midwest, the walleye is king. Many people believe it’s the all-around greatest fish that has ever been. From its head shakes...

 

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