Looking Ahead to Fall Hunting Season

Looking Ahead to Fall Hunting Season

Here it is barely summer–the calendar says summer began June 21– and a lot of us are already looking ahead to what the fall hunting season might provide. While some prospects are risky to try to pin down just yet, spring weather conditions can give us some ideas about how various species have fared so […]

How to Become a North Dakota Game and Fish Warden

June 10, 2015 by  
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How to Become a North Dakota Game and Fish Warden

One of the more common questions asked of any Game and Fish employee, whether it’s over the phone, through friends, via email, or at the grocery store, is: “How do you get a job as a game warden?” I get variations of this question frequently when the topic of my occupation comes up in conversations […]

Some Thoughts on the 2015 Deer Hunting Season

Some Thoughts on the 2015 Deer Hunting Season

The late Dean Hildebrand, North Dakota Game and Fish Department director from 1996 through 2005, had a number of quotes that typically connected his small town North Dakota roots to the management of hunting, fishing and conservation in the state of North Dakota. One of those that is appropriate now, since details of the 2015 […]

Proposed Opening Days for 2015 Hunting Season

January 21, 2015 by  
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Proposed Opening Days for 2015 Hunting Season

By Doug Leier Most hunting seasons wrapped up with the Jan. 4 closure of small game and archery deer seasons. While those coveted opening days are now more than half a year away, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to fall 2015. For many hunters, the long- and short-term planning is part of […]

A Look Ahead to 2015

A Look Ahead to 2015

By Doug Leier Looking ahead to 2015, it’s hard not to get excited, or stay excited, about the excellent fishing prospects that lie ahead for North Dakota. None of us who are anglers today have ever lived through a time when the state has had more fishing waters than it does right now. Many of […]

A Fishing Look Forward

December 30, 2014 by  
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A Fishing Look Forward

by Bob Jensen About this time in years past, I’ve done a look back:  Kind of a review of things pertaining to fishing that happened in the past fishing season.  This year, we’re going to take a look forward at the fishing seasons, open water and ice, to come.  Here we go! Ice-fishing got off […]

The Good News and the Not-So-Good News for Winter 2015

December 11, 2014 by  
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The Good News and the Not-So-Good News for Winter 2015

By Doug Leier Most years there’s no shortage of attention grabbers in late fall, with deer season coming and going and the wrap-up of fall sports and harvest and the early stages of the holidays. Such concentration of activity sometimes prevents us from keeping up with an array of hunting and fishing information, and the […]

FAQ About Proposed Changes To 2015 Deer License Regulations

November 19, 2014 by  
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FAQ About Proposed Changes To 2015 Deer License Regulations

By Doug Leier Every fall, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department advisory board meetings, which typically start the day after deer gun season ends, are a forum to talk deer hunting. This year, there’s a new proposal for distributing deer licenses on the table for 2015, which will no doubt add to the conversation. […]