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North Dakota Residents Open Waterfowl Season Sept. 27, Nonresidents Oct. 4

Dry conditions covering much of North Dakota have waterfowl biologists cautioning duck hunters to scout early to determine whether favorite marshes will be huntable this year. Mike Szymanski, waterfowl biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said below average annual precipitation will affect areas available to hunt. “Much…


Youth Waterfowl is Sept. 20-21 in North Dakota

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl season is Sept. 20-21. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers statewide. The daily bag limit and species restrictions for the youth season are the same as for regular duck and goose seasons….


North Dakota Landowners Seek Doe Hunters

North Dakota Game and Fish Department big game biologist Bill Jensen is currently working with a number of landowners across the state who would like to host antlerless deer hunters in 2008. “We are hoping to match landowners who want a good deer harvest with antlerless whitetail and mule deer…


Hunting Big Game Over Bait Prohibited on WMAs, Other Public Lands In North Dakota

With big game hunting seasons fast approaching, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters that hunting big game over bait on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. In addition, hunting over bait is also not allowed on all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service national wildlife refuges and waterfowl…


Swan Hunt Lottery Held In North Dakota, Licenses Remain

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and more than 800 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2008 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. First come, first served licenses can be purchased online at the North Dakota…


North Dakota Prairie Chicken Applications Due Aug. 13

Hunters interested in chasing prairie chickens in October will need to have their applications in the mail and postmarked no later than Aug. 13. The prairie grouse hunting season will be held Oct. 11-19 in portions of Grand Forks County (north unit) and in southeastern North Dakota (south unit). A…


North Dakota Hunting Guide and Outfitter Test Set for Aug. 16

The next guide and outfitter written examination is Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications…


Save Our Lakes Program is Successful

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Save Our Lakes program has rehabilitated nearly 42,000 feet of shoreline since 2001. “Our goal is simple – to make the fishery better for fish, and people,” said Scott Elstad, SOL coordinator. Altogether, crews have tackled 42 separate projects. Some of the work…


Spring Duck Index Similar to Last Year, Water Conditions Down

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey showed an index of more than 3.4 million birds, unchanged from last year and 60 percent above the long-term average. Gadwall (+47 percent) and northern shovelers (+20 percent) showed significant increases, while pintails (-36 percent), mallards (-29 percent),…


Motorists Advised of Deer on Roadways

Motorists are advised to remain alert and exercise caution when driving after dark as young-of-the-year deer are beginning to disperse from their home ranges. Increased activity by young deer is a main reason why June is considered a peak month for deer-vehicle accidents. Most accidents occur primarily at dawn and…