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Deer Lottery Held, Antlerless Licenses Remain

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. More than 1,600 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the first lottery can apply for remaining licenses. The first lottery application process – deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner […]

Have You Seen? 2016 Pronghorn Season Preview

Pronghorn numbers are up 34% from last year. Find out what that means for this year’s pronghorn season in this week’s webcast with big game management supervisor Bruce Stillings.You can watch the video right here: or http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast ​ More video’s are available right here or http://gf.nd.gov/video And more details to read are right here: — […]

Some Hunter Education Classes Available

Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2016 are reminded to enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Hunter education coordinator John Mazur said the majority of classes were held by the end of May. However, he said classes will still be added throughout the year as they […]

Hunting Guide and Outfitter Test Set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for becoming a guide include […]

Pronghorn Hunting Season Set

North Dakota’s 2016 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 730 licenses available in seven open units, according to Jeb Williams, wildlife chief for the State Game and Fish Department. Along with units 3B, 4A and 4C, which were the only open units in 2015, units 1A, 2A, 2B and 3A will hold a limited number […]

Have You Seen? NDGF at ND State Fair

https://youtu.be/LIllkqPtYjA?t=227   On this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast we take you to the North Dakota State Fair in Minot which runs July 22-30. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department invites you to check out the Outdoor Skills Park to visit our exhibits and try your hand at fishing, archery and target shooting. You can watch […]

Aug. 1 Deadline for NDDOCR Archery Hunt

An experimental antlerless deer archery season will open this fall on the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation land south of Bismarck. Interested hunters must apply for an access permit from NDDOCR atwww.nd.gov/docr (under the Archery Hunt header) before receiving a license. The deadline for applying is Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Only 25 access permits will […]

Game and Fish at State Fair

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will host thousands of visitors to its free Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park July 22-30 at the State Fair in Minot. Visitors will be treated to an array of activities, exhibits and useful information as the park is open from 1-7 p.m. daily. Pathways to Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Archery are major attractions […]