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Fall Fish Surveys Provide Insight

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists have completed fall reproduction surveys, which evaluate natural reproduction, stocking success and forage abundance in many waters across the state. Scott Gangl, Department fisheries management section leader, said there is good news from the survey efforts. “We are seeing really good numbers of walleye and sauger in […]

Find Your Deer License

Now is the time to locate your deer license and check it for accuracy. Every year the North Dakota 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 opener. Another reason […]

Order 2018 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 2018. Along with outstanding color photographs of North Dakota wildlife and scenery, it also includes sunrise-sunset times and moon phases. To order online, visit buy and apply at the […]

have you read?

The 2017 October North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. North Dakota Game  and Fish Director Terry Steinwand  writes Matters of Opinion   It’s a busy time of year in North Dakota’s outdoors. By the time this magazine is printed and mailed to subscribers, the echoes of the first shotgun blasts, […]

PLOTS Regulations

Out-of-state hunters are reminded that state law does not allow nonresidents to hunt on North Dakota Game and Fish Department owned or managed lands during the first week of pheasant season. Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 7-13. Nonresidents, however, […]

Motorists Warned to Watch for Deer

Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of encounters with deer along roadways. Most […]