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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

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
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have chronic wasting disease. A whitetail found dead in February near Williston has been confirmed to have CWD, the first documented case of mortality due to the disease in North Dakota. Most animals that carry the disease look healthy; it's only in the final stages whn they become sickly looking.  (Photo/ Wisconsin DNR)
Deer found dead near Williston tests positive for chronic wasting disease
March 19, 2019 - 3:09pm
March 18, 2019
N.D. Game and Fish Department honors volunteer instructors for years of service
March 18, 2019 - 1:44pm
March 17, 2019
Florida native Adam Putnam is the new CEO of Ducks Unlimited. Putnam, who starts his new job April 1, replaces current CEO Dale Hall, who is retiring June 30 but staying on the job to help with the transition. (Photo/ Ducks Unlimited)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Manitoba offers commercial fishing buyouts on Lake Winnipeg, Ducks Unlimited names new CEO etc.
March 17, 2019 - 6:33am
March 15, 2019
Greg Power, the fisheries division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, sits in his Bismarck office Tuesday, March 12, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service
North Dakota lawmakers eyeing increased fees to fight aquatic invaders
March 15, 2019 - 12:50pm
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 11, 2019
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is seeking contractors interested in helping landowners develop habitat and land enrolled in the Private Lands Open to Sportsmen program. (Photo/ N.D. Game and Fish Department)
N.D. Game and Fish seeks habitat contractors
March 11, 2019 - 2:23pm
March 8, 2019
A bull moose stands out on the North Dakota prairie in October 2015. The Game and Fish Department is offering a record 479 moose licenses this year, an increase of 145 from last year. Applications for elk, moose and bighorn sheep now are available, and the deadline to apply is March 27. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
NORTH DAKOTA: Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications now available; deadline is March 27
March 8, 2019 - 10:03am
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 25, 2019
Hannah Laumb, Grand Forks, a Central High School junior, shot this cow moose Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in hunting Unit M10 of northwest North Dakota. Moose hunters, overall, had 92 percent success, the Game and Fish Department said Monday in reporting results from its 2018 elk, moose and bighorn sheep seasons. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Game and Fish summarizes 2018 elk, moose and bighorn sheep seasons
February 25, 2019 - 2:22pm
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VIDEO: Underwater camera footage shows winter fish kill on Ryan Pond in Grand Forks
February 25, 2019 - 12:17pm
February 24, 2019
Despite the increasing popularity of bow hunting in North Dakota, a majority of deer hunters say they'd prefer to hunt with a rifle if they could draw a tag, results from a survey looking at hunter satisfaction and motivations show. (Photo/ Eric Hylden, Grand Forks Herald)
Study sheds light on the attitudes of North Dakota deer hunters
February 24, 2019 - 6:34am
Alcohol is a factor in more than 70 percent of snowmobile-related fatalities in Minnesota, the DNR said. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Game and Fish tallies 2018 hunting and fishing violations, DNR urges snowmobilers to leave the booze until later etc.
February 24, 2019 - 6:31am
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