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have you seen?

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish upland game management supervisor Stan Kohn talks about Pheasant Crowing Counts. Click here to Watch! More information on pheasants in North Dakota at this click: http://gf.nd.gov/hunting/smallupland/pheasants

want to be a game warden?

Individuals interested in taking the district game warden or warden pilot exams scheduled for July 17 are reminded to register no later than July 13, by submitting an online application through the North Dakota State Job Openings website.   The tests are scheduled for 10 a.m. at the department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and […]

2015 sharp-tailed grouse numbers are up

Statistics from the 2015 spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 22 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year.   Statewide, 4,346 sharptails were observed on spring dancing grounds this year compared to 3,551 in 2014. Male grouse recorded per square mile increased from 3.4 to 4.2. More than 1,000 […]

2015 spring pheasant counts are up!

North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is up 10 percent from last year, according to the State Game and Fish Department’s 2015 spring crowing count survey. Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor, said the number of roosters heard crowing this spring was up statewide, with increases ranging from about 2 to 12 percent in the […]

have you seen?

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish fisheries production and development section leader Jerry Weigel talks about fish stocking. Click here to Watch! and then visit the fishing portal of the Game and Fish Department website right here or here http://gf.nd.gov/fishing/other-fishing-information […]

Game & Fish pay’s property taxes

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently paid more than $533,500 in taxes to counties in which the department owns or leases land. The 2014 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners. The Game and Fish Department manages more than 200,000 acres for wildlife habitat and public hunting in […]

fireworks banned on wildlife management area’s

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting and fishing opportunities, and offer other outdoor recreational and educational uses. Only activities that would not disrupt the […]

2015 spring breeding duck survey

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski discusses the 2015 breeding duck survey. Click here to watch! For more detailed information on waterfowl in North Dakota including hunting seasons, rules and regulations click here or here: http://www.gf.nd.gov/hunting/waterfowl

have you read?

have you read? The June  issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now. It’s highlighted by an in depth story on The Mysteries of Lake Oahe by South Dakota State University graduate students Andrew K. Carlson and William J. Radigan.Fueled by late-melting snow and delayed spring rainfall, record water releases caused […]