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. Friday, Nov. 7 at noon marks the opening of the 2014 regular deer gun season. Game and Fish wildlife division chief Jeb Williams talks about the upcoming deer firearms season. Click here to Watch! http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast _________________ Doug Leier

waterfowl hunting safety

Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. North Dakota Game and Fish Department boat and water safety coordinator Nancy Boldt said there are hunting jackets available with life jackets already built in. “There are no excuses, they are light and comfortable to wear,” Boldt said. Eight people […]

2014 whooping crane migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way 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 tall and […]

find & verify your deer license

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges deer hunters to find their license and check it for accuracy. Every year the Game and Fish Department’s licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can’t find their license. When that happens, it’s difficult to try to get a replacement license in time for the season […]

fall fisheries surveys

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are assessing how the cooler-than-normal summer may have impacted fish spawning and stocking success across the state. Fisheries management section leader Scott Gangl said it looks like catches varied this year, depending on the lake or fish species. “On a lot of our smaller lakes, we had […]

have you seen?

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department website is packed full of information and tools. With the expansion of mobile use, this information is available for many different formats and uses, from your desktop at home to your handheld device in the field. Game and Fish GIS coordinator Brian Hosek talks about the Department’s mapping […]

2014 pheasant season preview

North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates total birds and number of broods are up statewide from 2013. Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said the survey shows total pheasants are up 30 percent from last year. In addition, brood observations were […]

PLOTs cover

The deadline is months away, but now is the time to frame the perfect photograph for a contest that will determine the cover of the 2015 Private Land Open To Sportsmen guide. From end-of-day hunting shots, to scenic action or landscape shots, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department wants to feature hunter photos on […]

get your outdoors calendars!

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is taking orders for its North Dakota OUTDOORS calendar, the source for all hunting season and application dates for 2015. Along with outstanding color photographs of North Dakota wildlife and scenery, it also includes sunrise-sunset times and moon phases. To order, send $3 for each, plus $1 postage, […]