The 2018 November North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here.
You’ll find ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand’s column Matters Of Opinion inside the cover
The number of deer gun licenses made available to hunters this year (55,150) was more than 2017 (54,500). While that is not a big increase, we are heading in the right direction.
Here at Game and Fish, our deer management plan, which is reevaluated every five years, calls for making available 75,000 deer licenses to hunters.
Meeting this goal is no easy task because it depends greatly on how winter treats North Dakota’s animals and the amount of wildlife habitat on the landscape.
Ron Wilson wrote: Ice Fishing Today, Looking at Tomorrow
In the past 25 years, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists have stocked millions of walleyes into 55 prairie fisheries that cover more than 61,000 acres.
In a state where both open-water and ice anglers place the greatest value on walleye over other fish species, this is good news.
But it gets better.
Ron Wilson takes a look at Shooting Ranges In North Dakota
Properly sighted rifles and shot placement are, for example, important elements to safe, ethical and proficient hunting.
“People need places shoot, to hone their skills and become proficient marksmen and hunters,” said Marty Egeland, Department education supervisor. “It’s our interest at Game and Fish to do what we can to make sure people have somewhere to shoot.”