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Have You Seen? Operation Dry Water

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is participating in “Operation Dry Water,” a nationwide effort aimed at reducing boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Learn more in this week’s webcast with game warden Jackie Lundstrom.The video is here or ://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast. ​And if you’ve ever considered a career as a game warden, or have a friend, neighbor, son or daughter […]

So You Want To Be A Game Warden?

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled an examination to select candidates for the position of district game warden. The test is at 10 a.m.,Aug. 5, at the department’s main office in Bismarck. ​ Applicants must register to take the exam no later than Aug. 1 by submitting anonline application through the North […]

Spring Breeding Duck Numbers Tallied

  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey conducted in May showed an index of 3.4 million birds, down 5 percent from last year. “The spring migration was well ahead of normal as open fields and warm temperatures allowed early migrants to pass quickly through the state,” said migratory game […]

Have You Seen? Baby Wildlife!

  This week’s North Dakota Outdoors video features North Dakota Game and Fish biologist Pat Isackson. Many animals across the state are raising young this time of year. What should you do and not do when you come across wild baby animals? The video is here or ://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast. Learn more about wildlife of North Dakota […]

Hanlde Fish With Care

North Dakota’s open water fishing season has many anglers hoping to land that elusive trophy fish. While hooking a wall-mounter is important for some anglers, others simply enjoy the thrill and return the fish back into the water. ​ Catch-and-release is effective only if released fish are handled carefully. The following precautions will enhance the […]

BOW Program Announces Schedule

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is announcing its schedule for 2016. A new paddleboarding event is set for July 7 at Harmon Lake in Morton County.Participants will experience an evening on the water using a stand-up paddleboard. Equipment and gear is included in the $30 registration fee. Register online at the Game and […]

Have You Seen? 2016 Spring Breeding Duck Survey

​   https://youtu.be/MHV-_SBxzgM   This week’s North Dakota Outdoors video features North Dakota Game and Fish migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski talking about the breeding duck survey in this week’s webcast.The video is here or//gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast. Learn more about wildlife of North Dakota by clicking right here http://gf.nd.gov/wildlife