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Category: Outdoors

NDGF Lifts Camping Restriction for Memorial Day Week

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will lift the Tuesday-Wednesday no-camping restriction for the upcoming Memorial Day week, which will allow overnight camping May 31 and June 1 on those WMAs that otherwise have this two-day restriction in place. A complete list of WMA regulations, is available on the Game and Fish website,…
May 24, 2022

Game and Fish Briefs

Scholarships Available for Students The North Dakota Game Wardens Association, Ray Goetz Memorial Fund, and Report All Poachers are sponsoring two $600 scholarships for graduating high school seniors or current higher education students interested in majoring in wildlife law enforcement or a related field. Applicants must be North Dakota residents,…
May 23, 2022

Hometown Heroes

Dueling Derbies in the Wind COLEHARBOR — Oh my did the wind blow! Gusty and nasty, but not so harsh to keep stout veterans from venturing onto the water. Fortunately, they were rewarded for their perseverance. Hometown Heroes staged a fishing event on Lake Audubon on May 14. The wind…
May 22, 2022

Northern Celebrations: They’re back – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service welcomes visitors with two special upcoming events

Only a 2011 historic flood and two-year pandemic kept Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) from hosting Special Needs Fishing Day each June. While that same pandemic halted Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery’s annual Memorial Day weekend Hatchery Fun Day for two years, both activities are back and hosts are…
May 21, 2022

Tour Time at Fish Hatchery

RIVERDALE — With the end of the school year approaching comes tour season for students as educators seek alternatives to classroom study. To help, the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery annually offers tours of their facility. Students not only break out from their regular school day routine, but they step…
May 20, 2022

Game and Fish Briefs

ANS Awareness Week Governor Doug Burgum declared May 15-21 Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness week in North Dakota to raise the public’s understanding of the preventative steps recreationists need to follow to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in the state’s waterways. Knowing the fallout of aquatic nuisance species, the…
May 16, 2022

Florida Fishing Fury

KEY LARGO, FLORIDA — It has to be seen to be believed, but even then seems unbelievable. Spinner sharks cruise Florida’s saltwater flats like other sharks – black-tipped, lemon, bull, and hammerhead, but that is where the comparison ends. It is the spinner shark, and only the spinner, that goes…
May 15, 2022

Northern Celebrations: Celebrating the joy of migration

The boisterous chirping was treasured morning music as the two Hunting Maniacs of the household and I started our early morning walking routine – they pretending to “hunt” along the muddy trail and me hoping they didn’t get too filthy in the process. The mud was welcomed even though it…
May 14, 2022

Horse & Culture Lovers Unite

MINOT — The North Dakota Horse Expo is an educational event featuring everything equine. Lectures, live demonstrations, shopping, youth events, wagon rides, clinics, “Equi-ganza!” and door prizes! The ND Horse Expo is hosted by the non-profit volunteer group, the North Dakota Equine Association, at the State Fair Center in Minot…
May 13, 2022

Game and Fish Briefs

Check Fire Extinguishers in Boats Boat owners should take note of a new U.S. Coast Guard fire protection regulation that took effect April 20. Recreational boats with a disposable (non-rechargeable) fire extinguisher with a manufacture stamped date on the bottle that is older than 12 years are considered expired and…
May 9, 2022
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