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Category: Outdoors

Youth Pheasant Weekend

ND Game and Fish News Youth Pheasant WeekendNorth Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 is a great opportunity to introduce a new hunter to the outdoors with limited competition.That’s when legally licensed residents and nonresidents 15 and younger can hunt rooster pheasants statewide. An adult at least 18 must accompany the […]
by The Dakotan
September 25, 2023

Students Analyze Renewable Energy 

Envirothon Offers Outdoor Classroom  FOXHOLM – Science students from throughout the Minot area had some hands-on learning outdoors at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge this past week and followed up their experience with 10-minute oral presentations before panels of judges.   The topic for Envirothon 2023 was interesting and challenging: Renewable Energy for a […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 25, 2023

Autumn Be Stylin’ 

First Day of Fall Saturday  MINOT – It is starting to look like fall, with shorter days and leaves turning colors but, with the official first day of fall arriving Saturday, the temperatures have been trending more summerlike than what might be expected for September in North Dakota.  Official temperature readings through the 20th of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 22, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

Waterfowl SeasonNorth Dakota’s waterfowl season opens for residents Sept. 23, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Sept. 30.The season for swans opens Sept. 30 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license.Hunters may take six ducks, including mergansers, per day with the following restrictions: five mallards of which two may be hens, […]
by The Dakotan
September 18, 2023

El Nino now 95% Certain 

Latest Projections for Winter Ahead  With each passing day the Climate Prediction Center becomes more and more certain that North Dakota can expect a warmer winter than usual in the months ahead.  In their latest outlook the CPC says they are 95% certain that a strong El Nino will influence winter weather over much of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 14, 2023

Bighorn Licenses, Upland Game Survey

ND Game and Fish News Six Bighorn Sheep LicensesThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department allocated six bighorn sheep licenses for the 2023 hunting season, one more than last year.One license was issued in unit B1, one in B3, two in B4 and one in B5. In addition, one license, as authorized under North Dakota […]
by The Dakotan
September 11, 2023

Finally Fall 

A Slice of Life I got an early start. Could not wait to get on the water. I thoroughly enjoy fishing, especially in the fall.  No, it’s not officially calendar autumn, but the fall season is underway. Leaves are starting to change colors, even dropping from some trees. Water temperatures on state lakes have begun […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 10, 2023

Remaining Fall Turkey Licenses Available Sept. 20

ND Game and Fish release The fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 1,400 licenses remain in 13 units. Unsuccessful applicants will have a refund issued to their credit card. Beginning at 8 a.m. Central time on Sept. 20, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters are […]
by The Dakotan
September 9, 2023

All About Bass 

Developing an Angling Career  WASHBURN – Just a couple of years out of high school, Washburn’s Peter Olson is enjoying his passion for all things fishing.   He builds and develops lures, studies why and when certain colors and patterns attract fish, compares various speeds of presentations, and has a keen interest in water color […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 4, 2023

Latest NDGF News

Fall Turkey DeadlineNorth Dakota’s fall turkey application deadline is Sept. 6.Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply. Nonresidents can apply for remaining fall turkey licenses following the first lottery. Hunters Be Mindful of Farmers, […]
by The Dakotan
September 1, 2023
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