How North Dakota Works With Private Land Owners

October 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Hunting

How North Dakota Works With Private Land Owners

Last week’s column on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) program generated some questions about other agency efforts to work with private landowners. The PLOTS program falls under the Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Initiative, which is designed to work with private landowners on managing wildlife and […]

North Dakota PLOTS Program in 2016

October 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Deer Hunting, Featured

North Dakota PLOTS Program in 2016

Not long ago I had a conversation with caller on the current status of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s popular Private Land Open to Sportsmen program. Rather than try to explain the long history of the PLOTS program, which in its current form got its start nearly 20 years ago, I directed him […]

PLOTS Signs a Boon for North Dakota Hunters

September 23, 2015 by  
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PLOTS Signs a Boon for North Dakota Hunters

Next to sunflowers, Private Lands Open to Sportsmen signs are probably the most visible yellow objects found across the prairies of North Dakota this autumn. Over the past years, PLOTS signs have become synonymous with quality habitat open for hunting access. The signs mark the boundaries of parcels of private land that landowners have opened […]

Make the Most of Your PLOTS Experience This Fall

October 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Hunting, Valley Outdoors

Make the Most of Your PLOTS Experience This Fall

By Doug Leier The popularity of North Dakota’s Private Land Open to Sportsmen program has created somewhat of an expectation for hunters. This year, the state has roughly 735,000 acres in the program and many hunters use these areas for at least some of their hunting experiences. And that’s basically the primary intention of PLOTS […]

2014 PLOTS Guide Now Available Online

2014 PLOTS Guide Now Available Online

By Doug Leier The much anticipated annual North Dakota Private Land Open To Sportsmen or PLOTS Guide is now available. The printed version likely won’t hit the usual outlets such as license vendors, county auditor offices and Game and Fish Department offices until the first week of September, but the online version has already generated a flurry of activity. In just the first day after […]

Watchable Wildlife in North Dakota

Watchable Wildlife in North Dakota

by Doug Leier   Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer and other game animals get much of the wildlife press in North Dakota, but if publicity was based on numbers alone, the state’s “other” wildlife would capture the headlines more frequently. Biologists categorize more than 80 percent of North Dakota’s wildlife species as nongame, or those that […]