Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

Earth Day Patch Contest Winners Announced

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced the winners of this year’s Earth Day patch contest.   Winners in the three age categories were Kenzley Hausauer of Halliday (6-9), Allison Gudmundson of Mountain (10-13), and Rowan Bushnell of Cartwright (14-18). Gudmundson’s design was chosen as the contest winner.   Each year, the Game […]

PLOTS Survey

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is initiating a study this week to get hunter and landowner opinions on the agency’s Private Land Open to Sportsmen program. A company called Responsive Management is conducting the study on behalf of Game and Fish. Licensed hunters, and landowners enrolled in the PLOTS program, may receive a […]

Bighorn Sheep Population Up from Last Year

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2019 bighorn sheep survey, completed by recounting lambs in March, revealed a minimum of 290 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up 2 percent from 2018 and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 77 rams, 162 ewes and 51 lambs. Not included are approximately 30 […]

Game and Fish Revokes Fishing Tournament Permits

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has revoked all fishing tournaments for April and May due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Tournament sponsors were notified of possible rescheduling options if conditions, including public safety and open calendar days, present itself. In addition, organizers of other permitted North Dakota fishing tournaments scheduled June through October […]