Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

NASP Tourney March 22-23

The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is scheduled for March 22-23 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature competition in Bullseye or Olympic style, and 3-D. The tournament consists of team and individual competition in elementary, middle school and high school, including awards and prizes, and up to $20,000 in […]

have you read?

The January 2019 North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. You’ll find ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand’s column Matters Of Opinioninside the cover When we talk about wildlife habitat in North Dakota, I think most people envision grasses and other cover that benefit upland game, deer and nesting waterfowl. But water for […]

Keep Fish Caught in Deep Water

A push to encourage open-water anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters should carry over into the ice fishing season, according to the State Game and Fish Department.   Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 25 feet or more of water because fish reeled in from […]

Nonresident Any-Deer Bow Applications

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 607 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2019.   Applicants must apply online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1.   Up to five hunters can apply together as a party. A lottery will be […]

North Dakota ANS Plan on Web

The North Dakota Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan, an update of the original version prepared in 2005, has been signed by Gov. Doug Burgum and is available for viewing on the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Completed and revised by the North Dakota Aquatic Invasive Species Committee, the goal of the 25-page plan “is to […]

Hunting, Fishing Legislation

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again track hunting and fishing issues during the 2019 legislative session. Interested outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by visiting the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. A brief description of each bill will be included, along with the bill sponsor and hearing schedule. To view each bill […]