Winter a Busy Time for North Dakota Game and Fish Department

January 18, 2017 by  
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Winter a Busy Time for North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Late January is sometimes considered a time when not much is going on in North Dakota’s outdoors. But this year with new boat registrations coming in, winter deer surveys in progress and the state legislature in session, it’s a busy time at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Here’s a recap of a few […]

Keep Boating Safety In Mind This Summer

May 25, 2016 by  
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Keep Boating Safety In Mind This Summer

An early spring ice-out provided a jump start to the 2016 open-water season for North Dakota anglers. Then came a period of rather cool temperatures that slowed water warm-up and delayed other forms of water recreation. Now, however, Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer is at hand, and regardless of water temperatures, […]

Stay Safe This Boating Season

Stay Safe This Boating Season

I grew up in the 1980s when recommendations for seatbelt use were turning into laws, and people were trying to adjust to the process of having to click in before driving off. And who would argue about that? It’s impossible to plan the best time to wear or not wear a safety belt, so it […]

How to Have a Successful Launch and Load This Summer

May 28, 2015 by  
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How to Have a Successful Launch and Load This Summer

Through trial and error as kids or adults, many of us learn skills that stick with us the rest of our lives. One of those skills that is quite useful this time of year and into the summer is backing a boat trailer down a ramp. While I don’t spend as much time in or […]

Tips for Loading and Unloading Your Boat

May 18, 2015 by  
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Tips for Loading and Unloading Your Boat

by Bob Jensen How you load and unload your boat at the boat ramp may not have an impact on how many fish you catch, but getting it in the water can set the tone for the day, for you and for any other angler that’s waiting to put their boat in the water.  Unloading […]

8 Tips for a Successful Launch and Load

July 9, 2014 by  
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8 Tips for a Successful Launch and Load

By Doug Leier I’ve always found it interesting how some skills in life stay with us no matter how many years of rust we allow to accumulate. Things like riding a bike or driving a manual transmission vehicle, or perhaps water skiing, tying a hook on a line or filleting a fish, are once-used physical […]