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May 14, 2019
As boating, fishing and water recreation activity increases from late spring through summer, please take the time to plan, prepare and adhere to safety rules and regulations. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Boating Safety Course is good preparation for boaters of all ages.
May 14, 2019 - 9:23am
May 7, 2019
No amount of preference points will guarantee that hunters draw their preferred deer license. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: A primer on North Dakota's preference point and lottery deer license system
May 7, 2019 - 9:19am
April 30, 2019
On Lake Sakakawea, the proportion of fish harvested over 20 inches by anglers is actually smaller than what is out there. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Walleye abundance in Lake Sakakawea at all-time high, Game and Fish biologist says
April 30, 2019 - 9:20am
April 16, 2019
A bald eagle sits on a nest over the Red River near Fargo, North Dakota on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Eagle nests are now observed in more than three-quarters of the counties in the North Dakota, with the total estimate about 270. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Nest reports help Game and Fish track continuing bald eagle recovery across North Dakota
April 16, 2019 - 9:02am
April 9, 2019
In 2009, there was good coulee fishing and very good natural reproduction in the Devils Lake Basin. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Devils Lake walleye numbers slightly above average, but 15- to 20-inch fish lag, Game and Fish biologist says
April 9, 2019 - 9:23am
April 2, 2019
The general game and habitat license is required for pretty much all hunting of game species in North Dakota. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Turkey hunters, don't forget to purchase general game and habitat license; other licenses also required April 1
April 2, 2019 - 9:49am
March 27, 2019
Historically, from Washburn, N.D., down past Bismarck-Mandan, boats hit open water of the Missouri River anywhere from late February through early April. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: All signs point to strong walleye fishing on Missouri River and Lake Oahe
March 27, 2019 - 10:25am
March 19, 2019
A total of 484 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase of 76 from last year and the most since 2011. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Increase in tags might boost odds for drawing moose and elk licenses
March 19, 2019 - 3:20pm
March 12, 2019
North Dakota's spring light goose season opened in late February, but it's likely going to be awhile before birds pass through the state on their northward migration. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: North Dakota's spring light goose season is open, but hunting opportunities are a ways off
March 12, 2019 - 11:04am
March 6, 2019
Hunters and anglers in North Dakota spent $974.4 million on equipment, vehicles, boats, travel, lodging, food and many other items. Resident hunters and anglers accounted for $846.8 million of total expenditures, a North Dakota State University study shows. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Hunting and fishing mean nearly $975 million to North Dakota's economy, study shows
March 6, 2019 - 9:30am
February 26, 2019
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Doug Leier: Archery in the Schools program a popular offering in North Dakota
February 26, 2019 - 3:08pm
February 21, 2019
In early December, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department started adding fish population lake survey data to its online fishing water information. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Game and Fish adds fish population survey data to fishing info available online
February 21, 2019 - 11:20am
February 12, 2019
An important point to consider for catch-and-release fishing is whether to release fish caught from deep water. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: A few simple practices will help ensure fish survive after they're released
February 12, 2019 - 2:21pm
February 5, 2019
North Dakota's spring wild turkey season opens Saturday, April 13, and the deadline to apply for a license is midnight Feb. 13. (Photo/ N.D. Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Spring wild turkey season offers hope of warmer days on the horizon
February 5, 2019 - 9:47am
January 29, 2019
Three deer taken during the 2018 North Dakota deer gun season -- though not the buck pictured -- were confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: CWD poses most serious threat to future of deer herds and deer hunting in N.D. and elsewhere
January 29, 2019 - 9:38am
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