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North Dakota's statewide pheasant harvest went from nearly 1 million birds in 2007 down to about 309,000 in 2017. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota upland game harvest declines, Game and Fish Department offers ANS reminder etc.
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June 10, 2018
The Minnesota DNR is accepting nominees for a new 15-member council that will work with the agency on efforts to increase participation in fishing and hunting. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Interior Department announces funding for North Dakota national wildlife refuges and Rydell NWR, DNR seeks nominees for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Council etc.
June 10, 2018 - 6:00am
June 4, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, is the deadline to apply for a North Dakota deer gun season tag, the Game and Fish Department said in a reminder to hunters. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Application deadline for North Dakota's 2018 deer gun season is June 6
June 4, 2018 - 4:10pm
June 1, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department confirms ongoing rainbow smelt die-off in Lake Sakakawea
June 1, 2018 - 2:06pm
May 30, 2018
While not as obvious to anglers, technology is improving fisheries research and helping Game and Fish Department biologists develop new fishing waters or enhance existing ones. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Advances in technology enhance management potential for Game and Fish fisheries biologist
May 30, 2018 - 1:39pm
May 27, 2018
Neal Leier of Bismarck caught this new North Dakota state record walleye weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces May 18 on the Missouri River in Bismarck. (Photo/ Mike Anderson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Record North Dakota walleye leads to story of 1952 lunker weighing nearly 19 pounds
May 27, 2018 - 6:01am
Wildlife agencies in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin will be sampling ruffed grouse this fall in the three states in an effort to better understand the impact of West Nile virus on the birds. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
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May 27, 2018 - 6:01am
May 22, 2018
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Deer license application process moves to online only this year
May 22, 2018 - 10:31am
May 17, 2018
A  lesion on the side of a white bass caught recently on Devils Lake likely resulted from an injury that became infected, the Game and Fish Department said. No additional testing or lab cultures are planned unless more fish show up with similar lesions. (Photo/ Todd Caspers, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Injury-related infection likely caused white bass lesion, Forks Rifle Club hunter matches, Apply for Minnesota elk licenses etc.
May 17, 2018 - 2:55pm
May 15, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department sets deer season with slight increase in available tags
May 15, 2018 - 2:12pm
With walleyes growing faster in these new prairie waters, anglers have opportunities to catch good-sized fish a few years after the lake is stocked. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Walleyes grow faster in North Dakota's 'new' nutrient-rich prairie lakes
May 15, 2018 - 10:44am
May 13, 2018
Ryan Getz of Bismarck caught this 51-inch, 41-pound, 5-ounce muskie Feb. 24 through the ice on New Johns Lake in Burleigh County. Had the fish been a hybrid muskie, it would have set a new state record. Instead, genetic tests confirmed the fish as a pure strain muskie. It's still the  third-largest pure-strain muskie ever recorded in the state. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dokken: Big North Dakota muskie from New Johns Lake falls short of state record
May 13, 2018 - 6:48am
Mule deer run through deep snow in the North Dakota Badlands. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Favorable mule deer numbers in North Dakota, DNR explores more liberal walleye regulations on Leech Lake etc.
May 13, 2018 - 6:27am
May 8, 2018
During the late 1980s, at a time when the state was experiencing a multi-year drought, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department listed about 30,000 registered boats. Today, that number is approaching 70,000. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Think safety first when it comes to water recreation
May 8, 2018 - 11:09am
May 7, 2018
North Dakota mule deer numbers similar to last year, Game and Fish Department says
May 7, 2018 - 10:37am