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Category: Outdoors

Grant Application to Assist R3 Efforts 

ND Game & Fish News  Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations can submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist in the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters.  The program supports projects and events that provide a…
March 20, 2023

A Slice of Life 

The Promise of Spring  Spring.  For me it is the most anticipated season of the year. I’d guess it is for a lot of other people too, especially when winter seems to hang around a bit too long.  Spring is never all sunny days and warm temperatures, but it is a season…
March 19, 2023

Fishing Tournament Fee Kerfuffle 

Senate Committee Hears Testimony  BISMARCK – Since 1984 the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has assessed state fishing tournaments a 10% conservation fee and required that 75% of entry fees be paid out to tourney competitors. A bill that passed the House, 90-2, asks for a change in Game…
March 17, 2023

Deer Baiting Bill Heats Up

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  BISMARCK – The bill that has elicited more written testimony than any other in the current session of the State Legislature, HB1151, was first on the agenda of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting Thursday. The bill seeks to prohibit the North…
March 17, 2023

2023-24 Licenses Needed April 1 

ND Game & Fish  North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses are required beginning April 1.  Licenses can be purchased online by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Once the license is processed, hunters and anglers will have the option to print a…
March 17, 2023

Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Applications Online 

ND Game & Fish Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is March 29.  A total of 603 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase of 40 from last year.  Licenses…
March 16, 2023

Senate Moves to Expand Youth Hunting 

Extends Deer Season for Pre-Teens  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – Young deer hunters may be given a longer hunting season due to the North Dakota State Senate’s vote Tuesday.  House Bill 1233, on line 18, would remove the wording that says 11, 12, and 13-year-olds may only hunt deer during youth hunting…
March 15, 2023

ND Game and Fish News -CWD Test Result 

CWD Test Results  With most chronic wasting disease testing completed, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department reported 24 deer from the 2022 hunting season tested positive.  Eight deer were from hunting unit 3F2; eight from unit 3A1; two from unit 4B; and one from units 3B1 and 3E2. Single…
March 13, 2023

ND Fishing HOF Seeks Nominations 

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, located in Garrison, North Dakota, is seeking nominations for potential Hall of Fame inductees.    Anyone may nominate an individual or organization they believe has made a significant and lasting contribution to sport fishing in North Dakota.  Nominees will be chosen based upon consideration…
March 7, 2023

Deadline to Remove Fish Houses 

ND Game and Fish News   Anglers are reminded unoccupied fish houses must be removed from all waters beginning March 15.  Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily, when not occupied.  In addition, anglers are encouraged to look around and clean up the site if…
March 6, 2023
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