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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

December 20, 2017
It doesn’t hurt to review the rules and regulations for whatever season is coming up or in progress. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: A short review of North Dakota's ice fishing regulations
December 20, 2017 - 9:29am
December 13, 2017
North Dakota has a record number of lakes on the landscape right now, and a lot of them have good populations of walleyes, perch and/or northern pike. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: There's reason for ice fishing optimism in North Dakota but don't overlook safety
December 13, 2017 - 9:32am
December 11, 2017
New northern pike regulations go into effect March 1 on Minnesota inland waters, but anglers can't begin targeting pike until the general fishing opener Saturday, May 12. (Minnesota DNR photo)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: New pike regulations for Minnesota anglers, North Dakota Game and Fish Department sets tentative 2018 hunting season dates etc.
December 11, 2017 - 2:51pm
December 8, 2017
The clearest trail camera image of the mountain lion on the west side of Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake was taken as the cat crossed a trail, its head and ears erect as if keeping tabs on its surroundings.
Mountain lion leaves trail of rumors
December 8, 2017 - 5:07pm
December 6, 2017
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Doug Leier: Looking back at last year's darkhouse spearing season in North Dakota as a new season begins
December 6, 2017 - 10:01am
December 3, 2017
Brad Dokken: Deer hunters vent their frustrations at Game and Fish Department meeting in Grand Forks
December 3, 2017 - 6:02am
November 30, 2017
Possible distemper cases a reminder to vaccinate pets
November 30, 2017 - 7:41am
November 29, 2017
Across North Dakota, many national wildlife refuges are now open and available for limited upland game hunting including pheasants, grouse and partridge. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Late season offers abundance of pheasant hunting opportunities
November 29, 2017 - 12:13pm
November 28, 2017
A bull moose.  The population is exploding in North Dakota.  Submitted photo
Moose population growing rapidly in 'wide region' of ND
November 28, 2017 - 5:27pm
November 22, 2017
Two years ago, in 2015, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department made available just 43,275 deer gun licenses, the lowest since 1980. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Landscape will dictate future of North Dakota deer numbers
November 22, 2017 - 9:18am
A male wild turkey struts his stuff in this undated photo from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
November 22, 2017 - 6:37am
November 21, 2017
Kyle Hass of Bowbells, N.D., shot this massive nontypical whitetail on the opening afternoon of North Dakota's deer gun season. (Submitted photo
DEER SEASON NOTEBOOK: Busy season for conservation officers, North Dakota hunter shoots massive nontypical whitetail etc.
November 21, 2017 - 1:45pm
Tommy Dion (from left) of Jamestown, N.D., Hayden Helgeson of Grand Forks and Alivia Helgeson of Grand Forks arranged their 20 geese to form the number 20 during a late October hunting trip to Saskatchewan with their dads, Jeff Dion and Cal Helgeson.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Retaining young hunters presents a challenge, Grand Forks parent says
November 21, 2017 - 1:43pm
November 19, 2017
Steve Martin of the Forks Rifle Club works with young shooters in October 2013 during the club’s youth shooting program. Construction to improve the club's indoor range has delayed the start of this year's youth program, and there's still time for young shooters to sign up for the winter sessions, Martin said. (Brad Dokken photo)
November 19, 2017 - 6:16am
November 15, 2017
Party hunting could, in the long run, reduce a person’s chances for obtaining high-demand licenses in North Dakota, such as for whitetail and mule deer bucks. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Doug Leier/ Law against party hunting in North Dakota isn't likely to change
November 15, 2017 - 9:49am