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May 24, 2017
Of the 50 or so shorebird species that migrate through North America in the spring, about 36 have ties to North Dakota. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: DOUG LEIER/ North Dakota's prairie wetlands also benefit shorebird species
May 24, 2017 - 9:12am
May 19, 2017
SB2318 puts in law that Game and Fish through governor’s proclamation no longer can open the pheasant season later than Oct. 12. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Game and Fish Department tracks 28 bills during the 2017 North Dakota legislative session
May 19, 2017 - 9:28am
May 10, 2017
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department assists in times of emergency when called upon. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
North Dakota Outdoors/ Doug Leier: Anniversary of Red River flood rekindles memories of working as a game warden during the disaster
May 10, 2017 - 10:05am
May 3, 2017
The status of North Dakota's bighorn sheep season will be determined Sept. 1, after the Game and Fish Department completes its summer population survey. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER/ NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Spring survey serves up mixed bag for North Dakota bighorn sheep
May 3, 2017 - 9:50am
April 26, 2017
Doug Leier: New state and federal programs give conservation options to landowners in North Dakota
April 26, 2017 - 9:38am
April 19, 2017
Studies have shown that year-round fishing in North Dakota has not been detrimental to walleye and pike populations. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: In defense of North Dakota's year-round fishing season
April 19, 2017 - 10:45am
April 12, 2017
A lot has changed since the North Dakota Game and Fish Department started selling licenses online in April 2000. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Upgrade to Game and Fish Department's online licensing system simplifies process for hunters and anglers
April 12, 2017 - 12:56pm
April 5, 2017
At its lowest point in the mid-1900s, the bald eagle breeding population was estimated at fewer than 500 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: The amazing bald eagle recovery success story
April 5, 2017 - 9:45am
March 29, 2017
Whooping cranes typically migrate singly or in groups of two to three birds. (Photo: North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota Outdoors-Columnist Doug Leier: Wildlife agencies seek reports of whooping crane sightings
March 29, 2017 - 9:57am
March 22, 2017
 Sports shows are a great time to interact with a variety of people, talking, listening, discussing and sharing stories. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Sports shows offer opportunity for Game and Fish staff to interact with the public
March 22, 2017 - 9:44am
March 21, 2017
Doug Leier - North Dakota Game and Fish Department Carrie Snyder / The Forum
Doug Leier: Lots of talk about winter weather and wildlife
March 21, 2017 - 6:29pm
March 15, 2017
 March is the time of year when wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit applications for North Dakota Game and Fish Department grants to help with costs of putting on events to foster youth hunting or shooting activities. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier/North Dakota Outdoors: Young people hold the key to the future of hunting, fishing and conservation
March 15, 2017 - 11:12am
March 9, 2017
The deadline to apply for North Dakota's "big three" -- elk, moose and bighorn sheep -- seasons is March 22. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier column: Successful 'big three' hunt requires preparation
March 9, 2017 - 9:39am
March 3, 2017
North Dakota's spring light goose conservation season opened Feb. 18. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Light goose season a rite of spring
March 3, 2017 - 1:36pm
February 17, 2017
 In the last 10 years, North Dakota has averaged about 90,000 Canada geese and 25,000 mallards during the winter survey,  this year’s numbers were well below that. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Winter geese numbers reflect the weather
February 17, 2017 - 4:43pm