North Dakota’s pronghorn hunters are reminded the gun season opens Sept. 30 at noon Central Time, and continues through Oct. 16. Hunters with a valid license can use legal firearms or bow equipment, and must stay in the assigned unit. The 2016 pronghorn hunting season is open in units 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A and 4C.
Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of encounters with deer along roadways. Most […]
Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets already built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slow the loss of critical body heat caused by […]
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates good but variable wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Migratory game bird biologist Andy Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number of wetlands holding water, while the south central and southeast have also seen improvement from last year’s fall […]
Waterfowl Season Preview Have you seen this week’s North Dakota Outdoors Online video? This week North Dakota Game and Fish previews the 2016 waterfowl season in its online webcast with migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski. You can watch the video right here: or https://gf.nd.gov/ndo-webcast Find out more on waterfowl and other hunting at the Game and Fish Department website hunting […]
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed a proclamation establishing Sept. 24 as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Dakota. The proclamation references the state’s hunting and fishing traditions, and how hunters and anglers help generate revenue and support conservation through license fees and direct spending. The Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation is published on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. North […]
The 2016 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 850 licenses remain in seven units. Unsuccessful applicants who applied online will have a refund issued directly to their credit card. Beginning Sept. 27, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters are allowed a maximum of 15 licenses for […]
Missouri River Fisheries Fishing has been very good on the Missouri River in recent years and fish appear to be pretty healthy. And that begs the question “What are the fish finding to eat?” Tom Jensen tells us more in this week’s segment of North Dakota Outdoors. Learn more about fishing in North Dakota right here.
North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Oct. 1-2. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide. Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota […]