North Dakota Hunting Regulation and License Changes

August 31, 2016 by  
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North Dakota Hunting Regulation and License Changes

This time of year it seems like every week there is new information coming out about hunting seasons or regulations or license applications. Here’s a recap of some recent topics from North Dakota Game and Fish news. Small Game and Furbearer Regulations North Dakota’s 2016 small game and furbearer regulations are set and most season […]

Q and A on Deer Hunting Rules and Regulations

October 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Deer Hunting, Featured

Q and A on Deer Hunting Rules and Regulations

Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. Some common questions are listed below. Q – What is the proper procedure for tagging a deer? A – The law says upon taking possession of your deer you need to immediately tag it. […]

Hunting Out of State? Check the Chronic Wasting Disease Guidelines

August 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Deer Hunting, Featured

Hunting Out of State? Check the Chronic Wasting Disease Guidelines

It was a hot August Saturday and I was at the pool with the kids. It was even too hot to fish. Ironically the conversation turned from water and fish to big game during the dog days of summer. My friend was looking at a possible trip to Wyoming or Montana, and even planning years […]

News and Notes for ND Hunters and Anglers

News and Notes for ND Hunters and Anglers

By Doug Leier Every so often I catch myself with a few pieces of news and notes that might not generate a full column, but are worthy of passing along as reminders. Here’s what I’ve got for you this week. Tracking North Dakota Legislation For starters, with the 2015 North Dakota legislative session underway, tracking  […]

Don’t Forget These Rules When You’re Out on the Ice

January 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured, Ice Fishing, Valley Outdoors

Don’t Forget These Rules When You’re Out on the Ice

By Doug Leier Some years in mid-January, ice fishing is just getting into full swing. But that’s certainly not the case this winter. Because of a prolonged cold spell that hit right after the deer opener, some folks have been on the ice since before Thanksgiving. On the other hand, many hunters have just recently […]

FAQ About Proposed Changes To 2015 Deer License Regulations

November 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Deer Hunting, Featured

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. […]

The Kids Aren’t Having As Much Fun

November 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Bass Fishing, Featured

The Kids Aren’t Having As Much Fun

by Bob Jensen Throughout the Midwest and probably other parts of North America, there are some lakes that have special fishing regulations. Not many lakes, but a few.  These special regulations greatly restrict the number of fish you can keep when you go fishing.  These lakes are few and far between, and they’re usually smaller […]

North Dakota Deer Hunting FAQ

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Deer Hunting, Featured, Valley Outdoors

North Dakota Deer Hunting FAQ

Every year, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. Some common questions are listed below. You must obtain an application for a duplicate license from the Game and Fish Department – by calling (701) 328-6300 or printing it off the website at gf.nd.gov […]

Fishing the Waters of North Dakota

Fishing the Waters of North Dakota

by Doug Leier In 1988 I was a sophomore in high school. I was more than happy to catch a few perch, walleye or northern pike, and sometimes even bullheads. It seems I never had a problem finding the yellow-bellied, numerous-yet-undesirable fish, even when the number of fishing waters was half what it is now. […]

Should There Be A Minimum Length Limit For Walleye Fishing?

May 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Walleye Fishing

Should There Be A Minimum Length Limit For Walleye Fishing?

by Doug Leier   When you’re talking fishing, it really doesn’t matter where you’re at. Bait shop, coffee shop, boat landing or campfire, there’s plenty of stories; from forgetting to put the plug in, to a storm brewing up from out of nowhere, to the one that got away. A lot of times, when the […]

Why Regulations are crucial

January 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Fishing, Other Hunting

Why Regulations are crucial

North Dakota is fortunate to have a wealth of fish habitat right now, and based on the conversations I’ve been having at gas stations, coffee shops, local cafes, on the phone or online, people are excited about it.