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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

January 15, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will offer 502 any-deer nonresident bow licenses in 2018. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Outdoors Notebook: North Dakota Game and Fish to offer 502 nonresident archery tags
15 hours 56 min ago
January 14, 2018
Dustin Seamands of Bismarck (left) drew a once-in-a-lifetime tag to shoot this new North Dakota record book ram Nov. 3, the opening day of North Dakota's bighorn sheep season. The ram's horns scored 177 1/8 after the mandatory 60-day drying period and also qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club's awards book. Pictured with Seamands is Tyler  Fernandez of Dickinson, N.D. (Photo courtesy of Brett Wiedmann, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
RECORD BOOK RAMS: Two North Dakota bighorns break previous state record, make Boone and Crockett
January 14, 2018 - 6:00am
January 10, 2018
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Getting wildlife through the winter requires more than feeding
January 10, 2018 - 9:40am
January 7, 2018
Dave Larson of Osakis, Minn., was hunting coyotes with hounds in January 2013 when the dogs picked  up the scent of this mountain lion and soon treed the cat. Larson used the camera on his smart phone to take several photographs and a video clip of the cat. He said the mountain lion likely is the same cat that first was captured on a trail camera in the area in November 2012. Minnesota doesn't have a known population of mountain lions, according to the Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)
Public's fascination with mountain lions strong as ever
January 7, 2018 - 8:05am
Derik Zimmel had a line on this bull moose caught on a trail camera near Honeyford, N.D., before moose season but never saw the big bull after hunting season started. (Submitted photo)
Grand Forks hunter Derik Zimmel recalls experience of drawing once-in-a-lifetime elk and moose tags in the same year
January 7, 2018 - 6:00am
January 3, 2018
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Doug Leier: Decline in pollinator species stands to impact human food supplies
January 3, 2018 - 11:49am
December 31, 2017
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota Game and Fish Department honors employees, Billy Dougherty named to Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota etc.
December 31, 2017 - 6:07am
A trail camera image of  a mountain lion crossing a trail on the west side of Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake in November was the source of many coffee shop conversations.
2017: THE YEAR IN OUTDOORS: Surprise wildlife sightings and encounters make news in 2017
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
December 24, 2017
Gary Lund of rural Roseau, Minn., shared this very Christmas-like photo of a sharp-tailed grouse perched on the deck of his house Monday morning next to a Santa bear holiday decoration. Lund feeds the grouse throughout the winter and also has Hungarian partridges that occasionally pop in to sample the sunflower seeds he puts out.
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Two North Dakota chub minnow species being considered for federal protection, Jim Job starts work as new Grand Forks outreach biologist etc.
December 24, 2017 - 6:03am
December 21, 2017
Mountain lions such as the cat in this undated photo have been legally hunted in North Dakota since 2005, when the Game and Fish Department offered its first season. A hunter shot a mountain lion Tuesday northwest of Hillsboro, N.D., which is  the farthest east in the state a cat has been taken in several years, the department said. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Hunter shoots mountain lion near Hillsboro
December 21, 2017 - 1:37pm
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