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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
8 hours 13 min ago
John Williams, northwest region wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji
DEER SEASON NOTEBOOK: Busy season for conservation officers, North Dakota hunter shoots massive nontypical whitetail etc.
8 hours 14 min ago
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
November 13, 2017
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota mule deer fawn production declines, Minnesota DNR sets four-walleye winter limit on Upper Red Lake etc.
November 13, 2017 - 3:13pm
November 9, 2017
Tommy Sullivan, of Thompson, N.D., took up archery because he hasn't drawn a rifle tag, hunts recently near his farmstead. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
More hunters turn to archery as deer gun tags harder to draw
November 9, 2017 - 3:53pm
November 8, 2017
Whether it’s grouse hunting in September or deer hunting in November, the same rules apply, and all it takes is one mistake to change a life or lives. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Hunting safety should be the focus for every season
November 8, 2017 - 9:21am
November 5, 2017
North Dakota’s regular deer gun season opens at noon Friday Nov. 10. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA DEER PREVIEW: Season has potential for tag holders
November 5, 2017 - 6:02am
November 1, 2017
North Dakota’s regular deer gun season opens at noon Friday Nov. 10. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ Doug Leier: North Dakota deer season questions and answers
November 1, 2017 - 10:35am
October 25, 2017
North Dakota’s deer gun survey has been in place since button
Doug Leier: Surveys play key role in the data Game and Fish Department staff collect
October 25, 2017 - 10:50am
October 16, 2017
Bear hit in Grand Forks County weighed 300 pounds
October 16, 2017 - 5:12pm
October 13, 2017
Motorist kills bear in Grand Forks County
October 13, 2017 - 4:02pm
October 11, 2017
Elk occasionally wander into Grand Forks County from the Pembina Hills or other, more traditional elk country. This isn’t the animal, but a young bull elk was hit by a vehicle Saturday night on U.S. Highway 2 near Grand Forks, and a game warden put the injured animal down Sunday morning in a cornfield on the north side of the highway.
Motorist hits bull elk near Grand Forks airport
October 11, 2017 - 2:44pm
October 8, 2017
Brent Hemly of Plummer, Minn., shared this April 2015 trail camera photo of two bears doing a little dance on his property, which lies on the fringe of Minnesota's bear range. Bears that wander into North Dakota likely come from Minnesota, officials say.
Black bear sightings seem to be increasing in ND, so are they breeding here?
October 8, 2017 - 7:38am
October 5, 2017
A crew from Badger Creek Wildfire in Poplar, Mont., conducts a prescribed burn on the Oakville Prairie in October 2015. Burns on additional prairie parcels are set for later this month, weather permitting. (Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Grand Forks County grasslands set for prescribed burns
October 5, 2017 - 8:23am