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May 27, 2018
Wildlife agencies in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin will be sampling ruffed grouse this fall in the three states in an effort to better understand the impact of West Nile virus on the birds. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK
18 hours 5 min ago
Neal Leier of Bismarck caught this new North Dakota state record walleye weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces May 18 on the Missouri River in Bismarck. (Photo/ Mike Anderson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Record North Dakota walleye leads to story of 1952 lunker weighing nearly 19 pounds
18 hours 5 min ago
May 22, 2018
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Deer license application process moves to online only this year
May 22, 2018 - 10:31am
May 17, 2018
A  lesion on the side of a white bass caught recently on Devils Lake likely resulted from an injury that became infected, the Game and Fish Department said. No additional testing or lab cultures are planned unless more fish show up with similar lesions. (Photo/ Todd Caspers, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Injury-related infection likely caused white bass lesion, Forks Rifle Club hunter matches, Apply for Minnesota elk licenses etc.
May 17, 2018 - 2:55pm
May 15, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department sets deer season with slight increase in available tags
May 15, 2018 - 2:12pm
With walleyes growing faster in these new prairie waters, anglers have opportunities to catch good-sized fish a few years after the lake is stocked. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Walleyes grow faster in North Dakota's 'new' nutrient-rich prairie lakes
May 15, 2018 - 10:44am
May 13, 2018
Ryan Getz of Bismarck caught this 51-inch, 41-pound, 5-ounce muskie Feb. 24 through the ice on New Johns Lake in Burleigh County. Had the fish been a hybrid muskie, it would have set a new state record. Instead, genetic tests confirmed the fish as a pure strain muskie. It's still the  third-largest pure-strain muskie ever recorded in the state. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Big North Dakota muskie from New Johns Lake falls short of state record
May 13, 2018 - 6:48am
Mule deer run through deep snow in the North Dakota Badlands. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Favorable mule deer numbers in North Dakota, DNR explores more liberal walleye regulations on Leech Lake etc.
May 13, 2018 - 6:27am
May 8, 2018
During the late 1980s, at a time when the state was experiencing a multi-year drought, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department listed about 30,000 registered boats. Today, that number is approaching 70,000. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Think safety first when it comes to water recreation
May 8, 2018 - 11:09am
May 7, 2018
North Dakota mule deer numbers similar to last year, Game and Fish Department says
May 7, 2018 - 10:37am
May 6, 2018
Walleye populations on Lake Sakakawea look great, and the Missouri River reservoir again will be at the top of the list of North Dakota walleye fishing destinations, the Game and Fish Department says. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Banner walleye fishing expected on Sakakawea
May 6, 2018 - 6:24am
Outdoors notebook: Deadline for deer plan comments is May 9, More anglers catching on to catfish.
May 6, 2018 - 6:03am
May 1, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department uses a system called a “weighted lottery” to distribute deer licenses. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: A refresher course on North Dakota's deer lottery system
May 1, 2018 - 11:26am
April 29, 2018
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota Game and Fish Department pays $621,000 in property taxes, May 4 is deadline for Minnesota bear season lottery etc.
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 26, 2018
Prior to 1976 paddlefish harvest was not allowed in North Dakota. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: A look at the history of paddlefish snagging — and regulations — in North Dakota
April 26, 2018 - 9:13am