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record walleye stocking

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently wrapped up stocking walleye in a record 133 lakes across the state. Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development supervisor, said thanks to the excellent walleye fingerling production from the Garrison Dam and Valley City national fish hatcheries, these waters received nearly 10 million fingerlings. “With a […]

have you seen?

The July issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is out and has a great piece on the crappie of Jamestown Reservoir & Pipestem Reservoir. It’s an excellent read and you’ll learn more about the work being done by Game and Fish fisheries managers and biologists. Check this story and more for free in the full […]

hunting guide and outfitter exam

The next guide and outfitter written examination is Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for becoming a guide include […]

fur harvester classes

The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers. Courses in Bismarck and Jamestown are set for Aug. 12, 14 and 16. A course in Velva is scheduled for Aug. 19, 21 and 23. Audubon National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a course […]

curly leaf pondweed

The recent discovery of curly leaf pondweed in Raleigh Reservoir in Grant County serves as a reminder for anglers to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. North Dakota Game and Fish Department ANS coordinator Fred Ryckman said a fisheries crew discovered the unwanted plant in late June. “This does not […]

2014 pronghorn season

North Dakota will have a limited pronghorn hunting season this fall for the first time since 2009. Randy Kreil, wildlife chief for the State Game and Fish Department, said the season is open only in unit 4-A, the far southwestern corner of the state. A total of 250 any-pronghorn licenses are available, and the season […]

Report All Poachers trips

Two separate cases involving citations issued to out-of-state anglers for exceeding the possession limit on walleyes are perfect examples of public participation in helping enforce game and fish laws. North Dakota Game and Fish Department chief of enforcement Robert Timian said one anonymous caller reported a case through the department’s enforcement office in Bismarck, while […]

busy summer on the water

Game wardens for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were busy over the Fourth of July weekend, as many anglers and boaters celebrated the holiday at a favorite outdoor destination. Chief of enforcement Robert Timian said lake activity was high across the state, especially at popular recreation areas such as the Missouri River, Lake […]

Game & Fish at the ND State Fair

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will host thousands of visitors to its Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park July 18-26 at the State Fair in Minot. Visitors will be treated to an array of activities, exhibits and useful information as the park will be staffed from 1-7 p.m. daily. Pathways to Hunting, Fishing and […]