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January 10, 2016
Aerial survey results from July 2015 indicated recovery of North Dakota's pronghorn population remains a slow process. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Deer, pronghorn remain in rebuilding mode in 2016
January 10, 2016 - 10:15am
January 2, 2016
It will be months before North Dakota's 2015 pheasant harvest is determined, but anecdotal accounts indicate many hunters were encountering more birds in their favored areas. (N.D. Game and Fish Department)
DOUG LEIER: Looking back - and ahead - at N.D. outdoors
January 2, 2016 - 10:53pm
December 27, 2015
Tip-ups are legal, and each tip-up is considered a single pole. North Dakota allows a maximum of four poles for ice fishing. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: A refresher on N.D. winter fishing regulations
December 27, 2015 - 8:15am
December 20, 2015
Many anglers who haven’t already ventured out to their favorite lake or a promising new destination are waiting anxiously for good ice to get their winter fishing season started. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Think safety on ice - this winter more than ever
December 20, 2015 - 9:15am
December 13, 2015
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated the population continues to recover in the Badlands. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)play button
DOUG LEIER: Fall serves up busy season for NDGF staff
December 13, 2015 - 9:45am
December 6, 2015
Boat owners should put proper winterization at the top of their fall "to-do" lists. Time spent now will mean fewer headaches in the spring. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Properly winterizing boat can save on headaches come spring
December 6, 2015 - 9:15am
November 29, 2015
An estimated 4,000 anglers braved the wind and cold to fish the 31st annual Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Fishing Tournament on Devils Lake. (Brad Dokken photo)
DOUG LEIER: Thoughts turn to ice, spearing as winter approaches
November 29, 2015 - 10:20am
November 8, 2015
Most of the worst tasting wild game got that way because it wasn’t kept clean and cool in the field. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Venison quality hinges on proper field care
November 8, 2015 - 8:15am
November 1, 2015
Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives questions from deer hunters who want to clarify rules and regulations. North Dakota's deer gun season opens at noon Nov. 6. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: NDGF clarifies deer season regulations
November 1, 2015 - 10:30am
October 25, 2015
Each summer, Game and Fish Department biologists count and classify all bighorn sheep in the Badlands of western North Dakota. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Pneumonia outbreak continues to affect N.D. bighorn sheep
October 25, 2015 - 7:00am
October 11, 2015
While blaze orange clothing is not required for upland game hunting in North Dakota, it is a good idea and one of many factors hunters should consider in their checklist of safety reminders. (N.D. Game and Fish Department)
DOUG LEIER: Even one hunting-related accident is too many
October 11, 2015 - 9:15am
October 4, 2015
Expectations and attitudes determine the success of each hunt -- and the entire fall as a whole. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Expectations, attitudes determine the success of hunting outings
October 4, 2015 - 11:15am
September 27, 2015
The CRP Access Program has been popular with landowners, accounting for about 250,000 of the more than 700,000 acres currently enrolled in the Game and Fish Department's PLOTS program. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Private lands programs provide options for hunters, landowners
September 27, 2015 - 6:20am
September 20, 2015
Statistics compiled by the State Game and Fish Department revealed more than 222,000 fishing licenses were sold last year, an increase of 3,000 from 2013-14. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Good fishing drives increase in N.D. license sales
September 20, 2015 - 11:00am
September 13, 2015
DOUG LEIER: N.D. waterfowl season on the horizon
September 13, 2015 - 11:00am