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North Dakota Outdoors: Sept. 21, 2020

Hunters often keep their eyes and ears open this time of year for reports on the fall flight forecast of ducks from North Dakota (up 9% from 2019) and...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Sept. 21, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Sept. 22: Eastern early Canada goose season closes. *Sept. 26: Woodcock season opens. *Sept. 26: Regular resident waterfowl season...

 

Our Outdoors: The Shot Not Taken

The eastern bank of clouds meant that my friends on the far side of the state likely would not see much hunting action as my dog and I traversed the...

 

Game & Fish Department reports increase in upland bird population

North Dakota’s roadside surveys conducted in late July and August indicate pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and gray partridge numbers are up from last year. State Game and Fish Department upland game...

 

Recent Deer Die-Offs Likely from EHD

Reports throughout southwestern North Dakota of dead and dying whitetail deer discovered on the landscape - but particularly related to drainages and...

 

The Ethical Hunter

Ethics refers to the study of how to determine the right or moral way to act when faced with everyday human predicaments. Hunting ethics are a set of...

 

North Dakota Outdoors: Sept. 14, 2020

While there’s plenty of chatter about bowhunting, chasing upland game and planning for waterfowl and pheasant openers, there’s a few topics that d...

 

Dakota Rec Report: Sept. 14, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Watch wetlands and lakes for blue-green algae when hunting this fall and keep dogs out of any discolored and tainted water. *Sept....

 

Hunters asked to submit wing envelopes

Hunters can help in the effort to manage upland game birds in North Dakota by collecting feathers from harvested birds and sending in wing envelopes. Birds included in the North Dakota Game and Fish D...

 

Our Outdoors: They're Laughing with You

The day after I tagged my deer last season was warm, but windy, and there was no snow on the ground. It was more like a September scene than one from...

 

Pheasant numbers jump in ND

With the completion of summer roadside surveys by the North Dakota Game & Fish Department, there's plenty of good news for much of the state when...

 

Flocked & Locked

Few events in the outdoors are more startling than a flushing covey of Hungarian partridge or sharptailed grouse. With the opener within reach and...

 

Dakota Rec Report: Sept. 7, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Sept. 7: Missouri River early Canada goose season closes. *Sept. 12: Grouse, partridges, tree squirrel, and snipe seasons open....

 

Fire Danger Index for fall outdoor activity

As hunting seasons and other fall outdoor activities get underway, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters, anglers and other enthusiasts to be aware of the daily fire danger index....

 

Grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 12

North Dakota’s hunting seasons for grouse and partridge will open Saturday, Sept. 12. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Sharptails, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge eac...

 

Hunters reminded of big game transport rules

Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota, as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic...

 

Our Outdoors: Cast and Blast Season

As a youngster, I was fond of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. More often than not, I’d cheat and just read each page and then figure my way...

 

Ruffing It: Simonson offers tips for bagging your limit of ruffed grouse this fall

With ruffed grouse numbers still near their cyclical high this fall, opportunities to chase the thundering wing beats of this popular game bird abound...

 

The Take Over, The Break's Over

Covid-19 changed the complexion of my summer and that of many other folks, but what it failed to affect, save for the occasional cancelation of a...

 

In Our Outdoors: In Good Standing 

I’ve never been fond of heights. Despite being marketed (and statistically confirmed) as the safest way to travel, airplanes have always made me...

 

Small Grains for Small Birds

Dove hunting season is truly the initial sign of fall. Federally set to start on the first of September this year, as it has most every year in the...

 

Care for Velvet Antlers

South Dakota and North Dakota have some of the nation’s earliest-opening archery deer seasons. With the Rushmore State’s bow opener on Sept. 1...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: August 31, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Sept. 1: Dove season opens. *Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due. *Sept. 4: Mountain lion and archery deer seasons open. *Sept. 7:...

 

North Dakota Outdoors: August 31, 2020

I grew up listening to Casey Kasem’s Weekly Top 40 music countdown. It was a different era where musical success wasn’t measured by downloads and...

 

North Dakota Rec Report: August 24, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Sept. 1: Dove season opens. *Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due. *Sept. 4: Pronghorn (lottery licenses only) and deer archery...

 

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