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Category: Outdoors

Corps Completes Repairs at Lake Audubon

Boat Ramp, Release Tunnel Fixed  COLEHARBOR – Fishermen and water enthusiasts will be greeted with a much improved boat ramp on Lake Audubon next spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took advantage of a fall drawdown of the popular lake to remove cracked and broken sections of the Totten Trail boat ramp and replace them with new concrete.  “We […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 23, 2021

Game and Fish Briefs

Collective Effort to Save Native Grasslands Unveiled  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announces a new statewide strategy that will team landowners, conservation groups, scientists, and others to enhance, restore, and sustain native grasslands in North Dakota.  The vision of the Meadowlark Initiative, named after the state’s iconic, yet declining Western meadowlark, is to promote […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 23, 2021

New Programs and Challenges for NDGF

Jeb Williams highlights topics facing Game and Fish MINOT – The implementation of electronic posting, and the response to it, was among the many topics discussed by Jeb Williams, North Dakota Game and Fish Department director, during his appearance before Minot’s Golden K Kiwanis on Wednesday.  Williams, who was appointed to the director’s position on August 24, took over […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 18, 2021

Advisory Board Meetings Announced

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board has announced times and locations for public meetings at eight locations across the state.  The meetings allow the public an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel.  Topics to be discussed include: 2022-24 fishing proclamation, drought conditions impacting water levels, […]
by The Dakotan
November 15, 2021

Salmon Spawn Completed

Fisheries crews completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System, collecting more than 1.8 million eggs. North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler said crews collected enough eggs to stock 400,000 smolts planned for Lake Sakakawea in 2022. The majority of eggs were collected from Lake […]
by The Dakotan
November 10, 2021

Cackle in the Air

The lure of pheasant hunting  A big and colorful bird bursts from heavy cover, startling even the most seasoned hunter. It’s the moment that every pheasant hunter hopes for, but then is really never quite prepared.  With a leap into the air and a rapid beat of its wings, the rooster pheasant sometimes emits a familiar cackle, telling the hunter that the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 6, 2021

Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated the drought had a big influence on fawn production.  Biologists counted 2,163 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The ratio of 60 fawns per 100 does was significantly lower than last year (82/100) and the long-term average (88/100), while 38 bucks […]
by The Dakotan
November 5, 2021

Deer Season Q & A

Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. Some common questions are listed below. Hunters with further questions are encouraged to visit the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov, or call 701-328-6300, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. Q: I have […]
by The Dakotan
October 29, 2021

Fatal Disease Strikes North Dakota Deer

Whitetail Deaths Widespread It is a sad sight that has become all too common throughout western North Dakota, even spreading east of U.S. Highway 83 and the Missouri River. Dead deer. Lots of them. Most are found lying in water where, in the final stages of life, they were trying to cool down from intense […]
by Kim Fundingsland
October 27, 2021

Fun in the Field

Hometown Heroes Outdoors With a broad and friendly smile on his face, the big Marine extended a long arm and, with a firm handshake, summed up what the morning was all about. “Semper fi, buddy,” said Don Rowell, Anoka, Minnesota, while shaking the hand of Larry Verraneault, Minot. The two Marines had never met before […]
by Kim Fundingsland
October 24, 2021
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