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Dakota Recreation Report: Feb. 22, 2021

Outdoor notes: Please check with event organizers with any COVID-19 concerns. *N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Earth Day patch contest entry deadline March...

 

Living on Purpose: Resist the devil and he will flee

Someone sent me a text the other day about all the trash talking during the Super Bowl and how it seemed to bother some of the players. As a sports fan, I’ve watched the power of words throughout...

 

Our Outdoors: Giving Us Options

My grandmother and I shared a special connection with the outdoors. She was an avid birder, having seen more than 110 species just from her dining...

 

Inside the ammo shortage

What outdoor product has a higher hold rating than Bitcoin? What is getting pricier than a 1960s-era Mickey Mantle baseball card as collectors take...

 

Give big game a chance this winter

Winter is a challenging season for North Dakota's wildlife, with below zero temperatures, snowfall, and limited forage. People can help animals by...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: February 15, 2021

Outdoor notes: *N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Earth Day patch contest entry deadline March 15. Information available on the Game & Fish Dept. website,...

 

Our Outdoors: First Follow

In mid-February my mind often wanders toward spring, and if allowed, into the warmth of summer and thoughts of fishing trips past under the heat of a...

 

Plan for Habitat Now

Despite the chill of winter settling in across the region, now is the time for making spring plans for habitat work. Whether it's a ranching, farming...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: February 8, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Feb. 10: Spring turkey applications due. Information and applications available on the Game & Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov). *N.D. G...

 

Our Outdoors: Progress Toward a Mess

By this point in the ice season, what was once a well organized ice house is now a disaster. Okay, well, not a complete disaster, but definitely...

 

Deer Herds Strong at Midseason

With warmer-than-average temperatures and little snow cover to impede their travel and foraging, North Dakota's deer herds are doing well, according t...

 

Mild winter bodes well for most N.D. fisheries

To say this winter has been unusual would be an understatement. According to the University of Illinois’ Midwestern Regional Climate Center, this...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: February 1, 2021

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

 

Game and Fish Volunteer Instructors will be holding Hunters Education Class in New Rockford

Volunteer instructors are again offering Hunters Education classes in New Rockford this spring. Interested individuals should register for the class online and attend the in-class FREE of CHARGE. For...

 

Our Outdoors: Getting Set for Spring

Advertisements for boat shows, the arrival of 2021 tackle catalogs, and a pileup of daily email blasts highlighting new rods and reels are all signs...

 

Our Outdoors: Today is Tomorrow

Shortly after purchasing my first boat, a used 1986 Grumman Sportsman found on the classified ad page of a regional fishing website that has long...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: January 25, 2021

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

 

North Dakota Outdoors: January 25, 2021

We need to point out a few important news items this winter that won’t help you catch more fish through the ice, but are important, nonetheless....

 

A Hunter's Guide to the Legislature

In every session of the North Dakota Legislature, numerous bills come forward that affect our public lands, waters, fish and wildlife resources. In...

 

Slab Specifics

Crappies through the ice remain one of my favorite winter angling pastimes. While slightly more mysterious in their ways than other panfish, when foun...

 

Our Outdoors: Just One

"I bet you can't eat just one" was the long-time slogan of Lay's potato chips, and really with about half a century of food science and consumer...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: January 18, 2021

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

 

North Dakota Outdoors: January 18, 2021

Wildlife management and biology – science as a discipline – is a function of learning through time, research and analysis. Really not much...

 

North Dakota Game & Fish Department News

Winter Anglers Reminded to Clean Up Ice The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds winter anglers to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is not...

 

Post-Frontal Pointers

Winter is already the slow time for fish. Due to their cold-blooded nature, they're generally less energetic and aggressive than they are in summer wh...

 

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