Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

Have You Seen? Fishing Preview

​​Have you seen? Fishing preview for Southeast and Northwest North Dakota. ​ This is the final of our annual fishing reports for 2016. District fisheries supervisor Brandon Kratz and fisheries biologist Aaron Slominski give overviews of the fishing prospects for the southeast and northwest fisheries districts. You can watch the video right here or here: […]

Pronghorn Hunters Successful in 2015

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 81 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The season was held in units 3-B, 4-A and 4-C. Game and Fish issued 409 licenses (266 lottery and 143 gratis), and 385 hunters took 312 pronghorn, consisting of 286 bucks, 15 […]

Hunter Ed Class for Women Offered in Bismarck

A hunter education course for women only is offered in May at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck. The course involves one evening of classroom instruction, self-paced internet classes, a written exam and an instructional clinic for shooting shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. “This course will provide a great opportunity to […]

Report Bald Eagle Nest Sightings

Game and Fish Department conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said the department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings. “Eagles are actively tending to eggs or their young in April,” Johnson said, while noting it is easy to distinguish an eagle nest because of its enormous size. ​ Historically, Johnson […]