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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

December 9, 2018
The DNR Enforcement Division’s 18 new conservation officers are (Bottom row, left to right): Garrett Thomas, Anthony Flerlage, Taylor Hochstein, Ashley Whiteoak and Ben Karon. (Middle row, left to right): Blong Lor, Leah Kampa, Andrew Goodman, Tyler Lusignan, Annette Kyllo and Shane Zavodnik. (Top row, left to right): Jacob Swedberg, Tyler Ramaker, Clint Fitzgerald, Nathan Benkofske, Michael Lerchen, Jacqueline Hughes and Anthony Elwell. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: New DNR conservation officers go to work, N.D. Coyote Catalog now available etc.
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December 7, 2018
A mule deer buck (not the one pictured) has initially tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Unit 3A1 of northwest North Dakota. If confirmed as expected, the finding will mark the first case of CWD outside Unit 3F2 of southwest North Dakota, the Game and Fish Department says. (Photo/ Ty Stockton, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Brad Dokken: Mule deer buck initially tests positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest N.D., Game and Fish Department says
December 7, 2018 - 9:43am
December 4, 2018
About two-thirds of people who spearfish for pike in North Dakota say they do so simply for the opportunity, and not the prospect of taking a trophy fish. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Doug Leier: Darkhouse spearing in North Dakota gains popularity since inaugural season
December 4, 2018 - 1:34pm
December 2, 2018
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Minnesota deer harvest declines, North Dakota Game and Fish Department to post lake survey data online etc.
December 2, 2018 - 6:54am
November 27, 2018
Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Doug Leier: There's no simple answer when it comes to defining quality hunting or fishing
November 27, 2018 - 9:00am
November 25, 2018
This 45¼- inch northern pike caught in May on the Rainy River by Matthew Swanson of Woodbury, Minn., is Minnesota's new catch-and-release state pike record. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Some North Dakota refuges open to late-season upland game hunting, New Minnesota catch-and-release pike record, Upper Red winter fishing regulations stay the same etc.
November 25, 2018 - 6:21am
November 21, 2018
Hunters have always stepped up to try to improve in the outdoor world. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS/ DOUG LEIER: Hunters continue to do their part for conservation in North Dakota
November 21, 2018 - 9:23am
November 19, 2018
Northern pike and nongame species are the only fish legal to spear during North Dakota's darkhouse spearing season. Participants first must register to spear on the Game and Fish website at (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota's darkhouse spearing season opens as soon as ice conditions permit
November 19, 2018 - 9:59am
November 18, 2018
Our view: Feral swine: A nuisance lurks in ND
November 18, 2018 - 6:10am
November 11, 2018
Hannah Laumb, 16, Grand Forks, let her smile do the talking Sunday, Oct. 28, after shooting this cow moose in hunting Unit M10 of northwest North Dakota. Laumb used a custom-made .308 rifle to shoot the moose near the edge of a partially harvested cornfield the landowner had given her permission to hunt. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)                               play button
Hannah's Hunt: Grand Forks Central junior makes the most of her once-in-a-lifetime North Dakota moose tag
November 11, 2018 - 6:45am
 U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. (right), chats with Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the dedication of a trail expanding ATV access in Beltrami Island State Forest. Peterson is among the lawmakers urging House leaders to take up legislation to delist gray wolves from federal protection in the Great Lakes states and Wyoming. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Congressman Peterson praises wolf delisting letter, Donate deer to Sportsmen Against Hunger, Report feral pig sightings in North Dakota etc.
November 11, 2018 - 6:10am
November 8, 2018
North Dakota's deer hunting tradition resumes at noon Friday
November 8, 2018 - 3:34pm
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has implemented restrictions on importing deer, elk and moose from states and provinces where chronic wasting disease has been documented. The restrictions are in place to minimize the risk of spreading CWD in North Dakota. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters of big game transport rules
November 8, 2018 - 9:47am
Salmon provide a unique fishing opportunity for anglers on the Missouri River System, but the fish don't naturally reproduce in North Dakota. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota Game and Fish Department completes salmon spawn on the Missouri River System
November 8, 2018 - 9:39am
November 5, 2018
Biologists for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department counted 2,446 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 43 bucks per 100 does was higher than last year and the same as the long-term average. The mule deer fawn-to-doe ratio was 84 fawns per 100 does, which was higher than 2017 but slightly lower than the long-term average of 89 fawns per 100 does. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Mule deer survey confirms uptick in fawn production in western North Dakota
November 5, 2018 - 9:12am