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Dakota Recreation Report: Jan. 17, 2022

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night....

 

Our Outdoors: Bringing Balance

In college, at the local grocery store, was one of those old-timey scales from the 1930s or 40s with a large dial at the top displaying weights from 0 to 300 pounds. Each time I'd step on it, I'd...

 

The Peluso Report: Helping Hands

It certainly amazes me how fast word travels these days when it comes to catching fish. Modern technology, without question, is a huge factor in this. Text messages, Snapchat, instant messaging, pin...

 

ND Houndsmen Highlight Evolving Hunting Niche

The traditional image of a hunting dog on the prairies of the upper Midwest may suggest the statuesque shorthair holding point over a covey of grouse, or the staunch vigilance of a chocolate lab...

 

Our Outdoors: Trail's End

The whir of wings on the far side of the stand of pines caught my attention, as my hardworking lab sniffed out the row’s only resident. From the sound and the urgency, I guessed it was a pheasant...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Jan. 10, 2022

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night....

 

North Dakota Game & Fish Department News

Winter anglers reminded to clean up ice Winter anglers must clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is not only unsightly, but it is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on the...

 

The Peluso Report: Fishing Good Despite Conditions

Well between fixing starters, putting tracks on, having to get a skid shack, thawing frozen pipes, fixing zippers on shacks and so on, we have actually been fishing during this massive deep freeze on...

 

Late Hatch Likely Bettered 2021 Upland Hunting

This autumn, upland hunters found good success where habitat remained intact because it congregated birds in those locations. In places throughout the state which received little rain and stands of...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Jan. 3, 2022

Outdoor notes: * Be prepared for heavy snow along shorelines and bring shovels. Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions...

 

NDGF News: Jan. 3, 2022

2022 OUTDOORS Calendar The 2022 North Dakota OUTDOORS calendar is available for ordering online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The calendar features outstanding color photographs of North Dakota wildlife and scenery, and...

 

Our Outdoors: All smiles

I’m a Christmas carol guy through and through, which generally makes coming out of the holidays a little hard on my psyche. The satellite radio stations that I’ve been listening to since the day...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Dec. 27, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night. *De...

 

The Peluso Report: Cautiously getting out there

The cold snap has finally hit the northern portion of North Dakota and it has allowed us to finally start venturing around on area lakes. While it’s still not safe thickness for truck traffic yet, ATVs are starting to get around on many of the...

 

Our Outdoors: Grab and Go

If you've ever watched the top of a tip-up spin after a pike has taken the offering below, be it frozen smelt, herring or perhaps even a hot dog, you often wonder when the metal circular blur is...

 

CWD: A Threat to Tradition

It starts with countless hours of scouting, days sitting in the stand or miles of boot leather burned. It is late nights and cold early mornings with family and friends. It is moments when, if...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Dec. 20, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night....

 

Our Outdoors: In the Thick of It

Give me an expanse of cattails in December, with a little snow on the ground and a lot of pheasants scattered throughout it, and that's about the best gift the outdoors can provide. Even in those...

 

Bringing the Grassroots Effort Together

Unbeknownst to many, Pheasants Forever (PF) operates under a unique local model that allows for an even bigger impact to be made for our wildlife and lands. That model puts our grassroots efforts on a...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Dec. 13, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night....

 

Our Outdoors: The Hottest Stuff on Ice '21-22

The ice fishing market has exploded in the last twenty years. Where once only a couple of companies dominated the auger, fish house, and sonar categories when I started this column detailing the...

 

Southeast ND Ice Fishing Opportunities Abound

While water levels are down about two feet after a dry spring and summer across southeastern North Dakota's prairie lakes country, the opportunities to find fast ice fishing for perch and walleyes...

 

Flip the calendar - It's Devils Lake ice time

DEVILS LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA - An ice covering will soon allow fishermen access to 240 square miles of Devils Lake perch, walleyes, pike and white bass. One of the most popular U.S. ice fishing...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Dec. 6, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice and don’t move around at night....

 

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