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Have You Seen? Spring Fishing Preview

North Dakota Outdoors Webcast  for 03/23/2017 is a 2017 Fishing Overview now available online right here or here: https://gf.nd.gov/ndo-webcast With spring here, ice is beginning to give way, and open water fishing is just around the corner. So how is the 2017 summer fishing season shaping up? Get an overview in this week’s webcast with fisheries division chief Greg Power. […]

Whooping Crane Migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way into and through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. Whoopers stand about five feet […]

Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Due March 22

Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications must be submitted online, or postmarked, before midnight March 22. To apply online, visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website,gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are also available at vendors. Individuals mailing applications to the department are advised to mail early because some post offices use the following day’s postmark for mail received […]

Have You Seen? Online Services Updates

North Dakota Outdoors Webcast  License buyers who use the Game and Fish website will notice a new look to the online system. The system has been upgraded to improve backend processes and website usability.  Some benefits of the new system include: Customers are able to view licenses, lottery applications and results, bonus points, boat registration, […]

New Licenses Needed April 1

North Dakota anglers, spring light goose hunters and trappers are reminded that new licenses for the 2017-18 season are required starting April 1. Anglers and hunters can purchase new licenses  beginning March 15 at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, and at more than 140 vendor locations throughout the state. License buyers who use the Game and Fish […]

Advisory Board Meetings Announced

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department spring advisory board meeting in their area. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel. The governor appoints eight Game and […]

Game and Fish Volunteers Recognized

Volunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recently recognized at the annual workshop in Mandan. John Paulson, Bismarck, was recognized as volunteer of the year. Paul Speral, Fargo, was named archery instructor of the year. George Babcock, Garrison, and Rodney Hubbard, Fargo, were recognized as hunter education instructors of the year, […]