Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

have you seen?

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish fisheries development supervisor Bob Frohlich talks about boat ramp access. Click here to Watch! and click here to see full details on North Dakota boating access and information http://gf.nd.gov/boating

moose & elk application deadline

Applications for this fall’s moose and elk hunting seasons must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight March 25. To apply online, or to print out an application to mail, access the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Applications are also available at Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors. […]

whooping crane migration

As snow geese continue to make their way through the state, hunters are advised to properly identify their target as whooping cranes could potentially be in the same areas. Whooping cranes are also in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next […]

have you seen?

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish aquatic nuisance species coordinator Fred Ryckman talks about ANS in North Dakota waters. Click here to Watch! the video and click here to review a series of FAQs (frequently asked questions) about ANS in […]

2015 spring advisory board meetings

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 […]

April 1 new license needed

Spring light goose hunters, anglers and trappers are reminded that 2015-16 licenses are required starting April 1. The 2015-16 small game, fishing and furbearer licenses are effectiveApril 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Licenses can be purchased online by accessing the online services link at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. _________________ […]

2014 deer season statistics

North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 26,300 deer during the 2014 deer gun hunting season. The State Game and Fish Department made available 48,000 deer gun licenses in 2014, and all licenses were issued. Overall hunter success was 60 percent, with each hunter spending an average of 4.4 days in the field. Hunter success for […]

it’s a record

Jack Fletcher’s catch on Feb. 28 broke a state record for cisco that was established nearly 15 years ago. The Fargo angler reeled in a 2-pound, 9-ounce cisco from Beaver Bay, Lake Oahe, breaking the old record by 1 ounce. The previous record was held since 2000 by two family members from Pick City, Tylor […]

Oahe WMA open fires banned

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan, as a means to reduce potential for wildfires on a heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River. Bill Haase, wildlife resource management supervisor, said all open burning, including campfires, is banned until further […]