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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 […]

youth grant application deadline

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civil organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a State Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist recruitment of the next generation of hunters and shooters. The maximum grant allowed is $3,000. The program currently helps fund approximately 40 club and organizational […]

2015 paddlefish snagging season

North Dakota’s paddlefish snagging season opens May 1, and the season 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. Paddlefish tags are available over-the-counter-only in Bismarck at the North Dakota […]

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 Missouri River System fisheries supervisor Dave Fryda talks about the fishing outlook on the Missouri River system, and district fisheries supervisor Paul Bailey gives an overview of the South Central District prospects. Find more […]

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 […]