Bows & Bookbags: NASP Combines Inclusive Archery with Education

By Nick Simonson   While the cold might be forcing kids to bundle up on the way to school, many of those same students are finding the archery scene heating up throughout the region.  In January and February alone as part of the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) more than two dozen shoots in…

Daily Edge for Fri. 1/24 – Awesome Alignment!

IN A GROUP.  You’ll want to have your gear ready for this weekend as conditions are setting up for a good one with a strong moon phase, light winds and no blizzards in sight!  We take a tour of some highlights from the nation’s conservation groups in today’s Outdoors Roundup and get ready for a…

Our Outdoors: Light Torches, Throw Pebbles

By Nick Simonson   I’ve often wondered if people would be more concerned if the increasing reports of Chronic Wasting Disease in North Dakota made the jump from a limited population of mule and whitetail deer into more uncommon species like the resident moose and elk in the state, as has occurred in Montana.  It…

Daily Edge for Thu. 1/23 – Take a Second

STILL, NOT BAD.  Light winds will be notable today and tomorrow and temps in the mid-20s area ideal for ice fishing, so get out there and find those fish under thicker ice and pleasant conditions.  Take a second to enjoy this recent improvement and get on the ice or in the field as we take…

Furbearers Front & Center

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Outreach Biologist While game bird and big game seasons are now closed, North Dakota hunters and trappers still have plenty of opportunities to pursue coyotes, fox and other furbearers throughout much of the winter. Stephanie Tucker, the State Game and Fish Department’s furbearer biologist, recently provided some status updates on the…

Daily Edge for Wed. 1/22 – Off & Running!

TWO IN A ROW!  Great conditions will again facilitate ice time today as light winds and melting temperatures favor the angler.  We go around the state with sights, stories and suggestions for the week, the winter and the tax year in our Outdoors Roundup! Featured Photo:  The sun sets over the snowy Missouri River valley….

Daily Edge for Tue. 1/21 – Jan. Thaw!

WELCOME WARM-UP!  Conditions improve dramatically today and tomorrow as moderate winds and warming temperatures bubble up into the region helping to clean things up after this weekend’s chilly weather.  We’ve got the news on that, more from the BWCA and some sticky suggestions in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  HAND MADE SUNSHINE.  A stack of…

Daily Edge for Mon. 1/20 – Improvements

GET TREKKIN’  We go around the region for news you can use – from grabbing your hunting gear to snowmobile tips to more concerning CWD happenings in Montana.  Check all that out and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  ON ‘EM!  With improvements in the weather, you’ll have more opportunities to find the fish…

Daily Edge for Sun. 1/18 – Calming Down

SETTLE. Things will be cold and calm today as we eye improvements in the weather that will facilitate more time outdoors this week.  In the meantime we’ve got waterfowl to watch and a battle for one of the region’s most pristine wild areas to cover in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Pines & Mines.  A…

50 Pheasant Flies: Crazy Charlie

By Nick Simonson The Crazy Charlie is a simple but well-known shrimp imitator that populates the fly boxes of die-hard flats anglers pursuing bonefish, permit and other saltwater species and is usually tied sparkly, light and translucent to match those warm-water crustaceans.  For northern anglers, it does double duty in smaller sizes for crappies, white…

Daily Edge for Sat. 1/17 – Gusty Again

WIDE WEEKEND.  We’ve got a wide array of topics to get your weekend loaded with news in today’s Outdoors Roundup.  From archery competitions to ice fishing tips to what the weather is about to bring, we’ve got it all on this shivery Saturday. Featured Photo:  A hen pheasant goes for a hillside stroll through the…

Eight Deer Test Positive for CWD

NDG&F Press Release Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from…