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Midwinter Waterfowl Survey

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January indicated 26,360 Canada geese in the state, down from a record 222,890 in 2016. Andy Dinges, migratory game bird biologist, said above average snow fall and below average temperatures that began in late November continued up until the survey, which created […]

Spring Light Goose Migration Updates

North Dakota spring light goose hunters can track general locations of geese as birds make their way through the state. Hunters are now able to call 701-328-3697 to hear recorded information 24 hours a day. Migration reports are also posted on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Updates will be provided as migration events occur, until the […]

Have You Seen? Winter Deer Survey

This weeks North Dakota Outdoors Webcast on the deer status and winter survey is available online for viewing free right here or here:https://gf.nd.gov/ndo-webcast Winter Deer Survey This winter started out fairly rough but has mellowed considerably since December. Find out how the deer are faring in this week’s webcast. More Game and Fish Videos are available on […]

Youth Grant Program Application Deadline

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic 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 events […]

Spring Light Goose Season

North Dakota’s spring light goose season opens Feb. 18 and continues throughMay 14. Residents must have a valid current season 2016-17 (valid through March 31) or 2017-18 (required April 1) combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license. The 2017-18 license is available for purchase beginning March 15. Nonresidents need a 2017 spring light goose season license. The […]

Have You Seen? Archery In Schools Video

  Archery In Schools Video North Dakota Outdoors Webcast  for 02/09/2017 is available online right now here or here https://youtu.be/yj8tpC70LHw The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament will be held March 17-18 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature team and individual categories in elementary, middle school and high school, including […]

Register to Darkhouse Spearfish

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department office. North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season closes March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame […]