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North Dakota Game and Fish Advisory Board meetings on tap across the state

Topics to be discussed at the upcoming Advisory Board meetings include the 2022-24 fishing proclamation, drought conditions impacting water levels, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, chronic wasting disease, the Meadowlark Initiative and electronic posting.

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Terry Steinwand, who retired earlier this year as director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, shares a laugh in the fall of 2012 with members of the audience during an Advisory Board meeting in Sheyenne, North Dakota. Game and Fish has announced its fall slate of Advisory Board meetings, which it is mandated to hold twice a year in each of the state's eight Advisory Board districts. Contributed / North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Contributed / North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will host a series of eight in-person public meetings this fall across the state, including a meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the UND Memorial Union, 2901 University Ave., in Grand Forks.

The meetings are part of the department’s Advisory Board sessions, held each spring and fall to provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel.

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Topics to be discussed at the upcoming Advisory Board meetings include the 2022-24 fishing proclamation, drought conditions impacting water levels, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, chronic wasting disease, the Meadowlark Initiative and electronic posting.
Game and Fish is mandated to hold the meetings twice a year in each of the state’s eight Advisory Board meetings. Grand Forks is in District 4. A contact person and a room number for the Dec. 2 Grand Forks meeting will be announced when details become available, according to a news release from Game and Fish.

The complete schedule of Advisory Board meetings is as follows:

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  • Nov. 22: District 1 (Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties), 7 p.m., Painted Woods Sporting Range, 5050 145th Ave. NW, Williston. United Sportsmen of Williston is host. Info: Beau Wisness, Advisory Board member, (701) 421-8814.

  • Nov. 23: District 2 (Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward counties), 7 p.m., Dakota College Alumni Center, 105 Simrall Blvd., Thatcher Hall, Bottineau. North Dakota Houndsmen is host. Info: Cody Hilliard, (701) 460-7295; Travis Leier, Velva, is Advisory Board member.

  • Nov. 29: District 5 (Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties), 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 702 First St. N., Casselton. Cass County Wildlife Club is host. Info: Jason Dettler, (701) 388-8759; Doug Madsen, Harwood, is Advisory Board member.

  • Nov. 30: District 6 (Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells counties), 7 p.m., American Legion, Fred Kelle Post 87, 23 N. Seventh St., Wishek. Wishek Wildlife Club is host. Info: Andy Tunheim, (701) 329-0059; Cody Sand, Ashley, is Advisory Board member.

  • Dec. 1: District 3 (Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), 7 p.m., Leeds Community Center, 110 Central Ave. S., Leeds. Leeds Wildlife Club is host. Info: Edward Dosch, Devils Lake, contact and Advisory Board member, (701) 351-4202.

  • Dec. 2: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), 7 p.m., UND Memorial Union, 2901 University Ave., Grand Forks. Room number and contact person TBA. UND Chapter of the Wildlife Society is host; Bruce Ellertson, Lakota, is Advisory Board member.

  • Dec. 6: District 7 (Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties), 7 p.m., Game and Fish Department headquarters, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. Bismarck Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is host. Info: Chad Maier, (701) 315-0160; Advisory board member is Dave Nehring, Bismarck.

  • Dec. 7: District 8 (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark counties), 7 p.m., Fire Hall, 13910 64th St. SW, Amidon. Little Missouri Grazing Association is host. Info: Larry Lamborn, (701) 879-6313; Advisory Board member is Rob Brooks, Rhame.

Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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