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The 2018 February North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here.

Leading off the issue is an important feature on the licensing transition: Applying online for lottery licenses for North Dakota game species, such as deer and wild turkeys, is nothing new to many people. Yet, as Game and Fish Department officials embrace a long-range plan to phase out paper applications, there will likely be some questions. What follows are a number of questions and answers to help people with possible uncertainties about the process.


Ty Stockton writes a feature on Productive Prairie Lakes

Fishing in North Dakota has never been better. The state boasts 22 species of game fish and 449 bodies of water where anglers can wet a line.


Ron Wilson North Dakota Outdoors editor captures the birthday of the magazine with this month’s Backcast

In late summer 1931, the first issue of North Dakota OUTDOORS was published and made available to the public. If you do the math, that means the magazine turned 87 this year. Not a milestone, certainly. Just a point of interest.


have you read? February ND Outdoors Magazine FREE

The 2017 February “North Dakota Outdoors” magazine is available FREE online right now here.

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The 2016 Enforcement Year in Review is featured, written by chief game warden Robert Timian.


Violations handled by North Dakota Game and Fish Department wardens were down in 2016 (2,286 violations) compared to 2015 (2,428 violations).

The full story is here: 2016 Enforcement Year in Review.


You’ll also want to be sure to check out a feature compiled by fisheries division chief Greg Power and biologists Paul Bailey, Randy Hiltner and Todd Caspers on management of Big Water Walleyes.


You may have questions or heard discussions on the 2016 Deer Drawing.  Editor Ron Wilson has information, statistics and facts to help deer hunters understand the difficulties in drawing a preferred license in many units.