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Outdoors Notebook: Deadline for electronic posting in North Dakota is July 1

The July 1 deadline is necessary to produce print material and digital content before hunting seasons that begin in August.

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Landowners interested in posting their land electronically for the 2022-23 hunting season can do so by logging into their account on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website.
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N.D. e-posting deadline is July 1

BISMARCK – The deadline for North Dakota landowners interested in posting private land electronically for the 2022-23 hunting season is July 1, the Game and Fish Department said this week in a reminder.

Landowners can log into My Account on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The July 1 deadline is necessary to produce print material and digital content before hunting seasons that begin in August.

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The 2021 North Dakota Legislature passed a bill to allow electronic posting of private land, giving landowners another option for posting private property.

Landowners who enrolled land electronically last year can renew, add or modify posting designations during the enrollment period. Others posting for the first time might need to create a profile. To post land, proceed to the “Land Parcels/Electronic Posting” section at the bottom of the page and click “Search/Renew Land parcels.” The electronic posting system is linked to land descriptions based on county tax parcel information.

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The Game and Fish website has complete instructions for landowners, along with frequently asked questions for both landowners and hunters.

– Herald staff report

Anglers can't import aquatic live bait into N.D.

BISMARCK – Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to import minnows and other forms of live aquatic bait, such as leeches and frogs, into North Dakota.

Anglers must purchase live aquatic bait from a licensed North Dakota retail bait vendor. Bait vendors can properly identify species and ensure all bait is clean of any aquatic nuisance species.

For more information, refer to the 2022-24 North Dakota Fishing Guide, available at license vendors or on the Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov.

– Herald staff report

Suckers only legal in Red, Bois de Sioux

BISMARCK – Live white suckers are not legal baitfish anywhere in North Dakota, except in the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers, the Game and Fish Department said in a reminder.

Anglers can use live white suckers on the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers, and tributaries up to the first vehicular bridge, but they are illegal everywhere else in the state. Fathead minnows, sticklebacks and creek chubs are the only legal live baitfish outside of the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers.

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The transportation of live white suckers, other than in Richland, Cass, Traill, Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina counties, is illegal.

For more information, refer to the 2022-24 North Dakota Fishing Guide, available at license vendors or on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.

– Herald staff report

Boating safety course available

BISMARCK – North Dakota state law requires that young people ages 12 to 15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft by themselves with at least a 10-horsepower motor first must pass the state’s boating basics course.

The course is available for home-study by contacting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at (701) 328-6300 or by email at ndgf@nd.gov. Two commercial providers also offer the course online, and links to those sites are found on the boat and water safety education page on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.

While the home-study course is free, students are charged a fee to take it online. The online provider charges for the course, not the Game and Fish Department. The fee remains with the online provider.

The course covers legal requirements, navigation rules, getting underway, accidents and special topics such as weather, rules of the road, laws, life saving and first aid.

– Herald staff report

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N.D. clay target tourney underway

HORACE, N.D. – A total of 1,286 North Dakota student athletes from 89 high schools are participating in the 2022 High School Clay Target League state tournaments, which get underway Friday, June 17, at The Shooting Park in Horace and continue Saturday.

Students are participating in trap, skeet and five-stand competitions.

Scheels is sponsoring the event, along with the Bass Pro/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Do-All Outdoors, Walker’s, Mark Zauhar, Sportsman’s Guide, Bismarck State College, North Dakota Game and Fish, North Dakota State College of Science, U.S. Army and the Cass County Wildlife Club, according to a news release from the league.

The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school and college programs in 34 states.

– Herald staff report

DNR, Twins offer camo cap promotion

ST. PAUL – Anyone with a 2022 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage Minnesota Twins logo cap, thanks to a special Twins ticket offer, the Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.

Minnesota DNR Days are back at Twins games again this season, through a partnership between the Twins and the DNR. Upcoming Minnesota DNR Days partnership games at Target Field in Minneapolis are:

  • Saturday, June 25, vs. the Colorado Rockies at 6:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 3, vs. the Baltimore Orioles at 1:10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, vs. the Kansas City Royals at 6:40 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 9, vs. the Cleveland Guardians at 7:10 p.m.

License holders can purchase a reserved game ticket online and receive a special Twins cap at the game. Ticket prices vary by game. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game.
For more info on buying tickets, check out the Minnesota DNR Days page at mndnr.gov/Twins.

– Herald staff report

DNR offers pike zone reminder

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Minnesota northern pike zones.
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ST. PAUL – The Minnesota DNR reminds anglers who might want to keep northern pike to familiarize themselves with the regulations and be prepared to measure the fish. Minnesota has three northern pike zones that apply to inland waters and reflect the differing characteristics of pike populations across the state:

  • North-central: Limit of 10 northern pike; anglers must release all fish 22 to 26 inches, with only two fish longer than 26 inches allowed in possession. 
  • Northeast: Limit of two northern pike; anglers must release all fish 30 to 40 inches, with only one fish over 40 inches allowed in possession.
  • South: Limit of two northern pike; minimum size 24 inches.

Throughout the state, special regulations that cover individual lakes, rivers and streams remain in effect and take precedence over the zone regulations. The northern pike zone regulations do not apply to border waters.
More info: mndnr.gov/northernpike.

– Herald staff report

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