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Summer BOW Set June 23-25

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is accepting registrations for the annual summer workshop June 23-25 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp, Washburn. Enrollment is limited to participants age 18 or older. Workshop fees of $150 cover instruction, program materials, use of equipment, all meals and lodging. Participants can choose from a number […]

Paddlefish Snagging Season Opens May 1

North Dakota’s paddlefish snagging season opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through the end of May. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 24-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department. Although there are no regulation changes from last year, snaggers should note that North Star […]

Fishing Access Sites on Google Maps

North Dakota angler should note that the vast majority of the more than 600 public fishing access sites in the state are now available through Google Maps. Game and Fish Department fisheries production and development section leader Jerry Weigel said the Google Maps site is a useful tool for those using their smartphones, as users […]

Spring Mule Deer Survey Complete

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April, and results indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population has increased 16 percent from last year. Biologists counted 3,349 mule deer in 306.3 square miles during this year’s survey. Overall mule deer density in the badlands was 10.9 deer […]

have you seen? NE and NW Fishing Preview

  Fishing Preview have you seen? This weeks North Dakota Outdoors Webcast  Fishing Preview – Northeast and Northwest is available free right now.  In a continuation of our spring fishing preview series, today’s webcast covers the fishing prospects in the northeast and northwest fishing districts. Related Links: Purchase a License Where to Fish Fish Stocking Lists Fishing […]

Hunter Education Classes

Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to register early as most classes are held before summer. To register for a hunter education course, students need to sign up online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Many classes are already listed on the website, and the rest […]

Bighorn Sheep Population Stable

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 296 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up slightly from last year and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 104 rams, 170 ewes and 22 lambs. Not included are approximately 20 bighorns in the North Unit of […]