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Summer Safety on the Water

Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents. North Dakota law requires all children ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device while in boats of less than 27 feet in length. The law also requires all personal watercraft users to wear […]

Deer Gun Application Deadline is June 7

North Dakota deer hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting applications for the 2017 gun season is June 7. Hunters are encouraged to apply online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline applies to muzzleloader, regular gun, gratis and nonresident landowner, and youth antlered mule deer applications (specifically for antlered mule deer in units 3B1, […]

Fishing for Free June 3-4

North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 3-4.   That is the state’s Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not need a fishing license at any […]

Have You Read? May ND Outdoors Magazine!

​The 2017 May North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. Outdoors editor Ron Wilson and Game and Fish communications supervisor Craig Bihrle have a great  read Sage Grouse Recovery Effort Underway with some great photographs. In April, North Dakota Game and Fish personnel moved 60 sage grouse – 40 females and 20 males – […]

Summer Workshop Schedule for Educators

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has set its summer schedule of conservation workshops for educators. Visual Arts Approach to Teaching Life Science – June 6-7, Bismarck. Participants will experiment with clay, water, pastel and colored pencil, while emphasizing North Dakota resources, environment and wildlife. Register by calling David Richter at 701-609-5681, or email david.richter@k12.nd.us. National Archery […]