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Category: Outdoors

Winter Storm Warning 

National Weather Service Key Messages For the latest:  https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/DssPacket.pdf ● Heavy snow continues across northwest and northcentral North Dakota through tonight, with locallyheavy snow possible in some areas.● Snow is expected across much of western and centralNorth Dakota tonight through late Thursday night.● There remains uncertainty in the timing of the rain tosnow changeover Thursday, […]
by The Dakotan
October 24, 2023

Moments and Memories 

A Slice of Life It is a special place. The fish are big. The memories bigger.   Tobin Lake at Nipawin, Saskatchewan has long been a favorite destination of fishermen from both Canada and the United States. Every year anglers descend on the Canadian water with the expectation of hooking into a fish of a lifetime. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
October 22, 2023

Latest ND Game and Fish News

ND Game and Fish release Inspecting for Zebra MusselsThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters.Ben Holen, ANS coordinator, said water recreationists and property owners play a vital […]
by The Dakotan
October 5, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

• Bismarck Office Temporarily Closed to Public Access• Order 2024 OUTDOORS Calendars• PLOTS Regulations• Fall Mule Deer Survey Begins• Fall Cleanup Events Eligible for Earth Day Patch Bismarck Office Temporarily Closed to Public AccessThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck will close to public access the week of Oct. 9 to […]
by The Dakotan
October 2, 2023

Angler’s Anguish – Kooky or Clever? 

A Slice of Life  Most fishermen: What’s the forecast?  Answer: Wind 15-20 and a 30% chance of rain.  Most fishermen: Yuk. Let’s go another day.  Muskie fisherman: What’s the forecast?  Answer: Wind 25-35 with higher gusts possible, 80% chance of rain/snow with accumulations of 15-20 inches possible, moon phase favorable.  Muskie fisherman: Well, that settles […]
by Kim Fundingsland
October 1, 2023

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

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