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Game & Fish recognizes employee efforts

North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand recently honored a number of employees with performance-based awards. Steinwand presented the following awards at the department’s annual staff meeting Dec. 11. Lara Anderson, Bismarck, received the Special Projects award, given to an individual who implemented a successful new project. She was recognized for her efforts […]

2014 wildlife officer of the year

Alan Howard, North Dakota Game and Fish Department district game warden stationed in Minot, is the state’s 2014 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Howard was honored recently by the Shikar-Safari Club International, a private conservation organization that annually recognizes outstanding wildlife officers in each state. In a nomination letter sent to Shikar-Safari, chief warden Robert […]

have you seen?

Have you seen? This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF wildlife division chief Jeb Williams talks about the 2015 Deer Licensing Preferred Option, which would limit North Dakota deer hunters to only one license per year. Click here to Watch! _________________ Doug Leier

fall mule deer survey

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated production in 2014 bodes well for the future. Biologists counted 1,969 (1,761 in 2013) mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.50 (0.46 in 2013) was slightly above the long-term average of 0.43 bucks per doe, while the […]

permit to posses dead deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession, or any part, of a dead deer found near a road or in a field, including the skull with antlers. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. Permits to possess are free and […]

permit to posses dead deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession, or any part, of a dead deer found near a road or in a field, including the skull with antlers. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. Permits to possess are free and […]

have you seen?

The 2014 deer gun season opens Friday, November 7 at 12 noon central time. This week NDGF chief game warden Bob Timian answers some deer seasonquestions. Click here to Watch! This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. _________________ Doug Leier

know where your deer tag is?

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 […]