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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
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
September 20, 2017
Regulations are in place in North Dakota and several other states to reduce the potential spread of big game disease. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Hunters need to be aware of North Dakota's big game import and transport regulations
September 20, 2017 - 12:37pm
September 13, 2017
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: Hunters and anglers play significant role in conservation and natural resources management
September 13, 2017 - 9:04am
September 6, 2017
North Dakota's 2017 waterfowl season is similar to last year as far as regulations and bag limits. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: Drought dampens generally good waterfowl season outlook in North Dakota
September 6, 2017 - 10:39am
August 30, 2017
More than 12 million walleye fingerlings were stocked in more than 130 waters across North Dakota this year, besting the previous high by more than 1 million fish. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Stocking helps meet increase in North Dakota fishing waters
August 30, 2017 - 10:41am
August 16, 2017
Last year, North Dakota's combined August and September early Canada goose harvest was more than 36,000 resident geese, which was somewhat lower than recent peak years when hunters at times bagged more than 50,000 birds. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: 'August Canada goose management take' ushers in new late summer tradition
August 16, 2017 - 9:32am
August 9, 2017
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's PLOTS program will have about 737,000 acres available for the fall 2017 hunting season. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Private lands biologist shares info on PLOTS program
August 9, 2017 - 12:01pm
July 19, 2017
Boaters should be aware of regulations for not only their destination, but for any states they are traveling through while en route. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Know the rules to keep aquatic nuisance species at bay
July 19, 2017 - 11:44am
July 12, 2017
Monarchs need milkweed like human infants need milk. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: 'Without milkweed, there are no more monarchs'
July 12, 2017 - 9:32am
July 5, 2017
Even though North Dakota's spring duck index is below 3 million for the first time since 1994, it was still 23 percent above the long-term average and is the 24th highest on record. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: Declining spring duck index remains higher than long-term average
July 5, 2017 - 9:26am
June 21, 2017
It’s a good idea for operators of anchored or nonmotorized vessels to avoid high-traffic areas if possible. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Following boating regulations helps ensure safety on the water
June 21, 2017 - 10:48am
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
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 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