Daily Edge for Fri. Aug. 18

STOP BEING CRANKY…and get cranking!  It’s Friday afterall, and things are warming back up for the downward slide out of August, so a crankbait bite just might be in order for the next couple of weeks.  We’re looking forward to a warm start to the weekend, with a slight dip on Saturday. DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER…

State, Standing Rock Reach Elk Accord

NDG&F Press Release Gov. Doug Burgum and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that directs state and tribal authorities on regulating an elk hunting season within the Standing Rock Reservation. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Standing Rock Game, Fish and Wildlife Department developed the MOU…

The Advent of August Hunting

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. Growing up in the Midwest, I always thought August was more about fishing, baseball and the last stretch of summer vacation, rather than a prelude to fall accompanied by football, school and hunting, but times have changed and the transition to fall now seems to start in August rather than…

Our Outdoors: Summer Holiday

By Nick Simonson My favorite holiday comes in mid-August. No, not National S’mores Day or International Beer Day (close runners up though), but that day, after the hustle-and-bustle of summer activity gives way to a warm, lazy Sunday afternoon when I can unwrap my favorite late-summer present – the memory card in my trail camera….

Daily Edge for Thu. Aug. 17

NO THUNDER THURSDAY.  A great stretch of weather is setting up behind Tuesday’s storm system which has moved well east of North Dakota.  Use these days to get back on the water and find fish that are starting to think fall – and feedbag!  In today’s Three Things we talk about going big for big…

Daily Edge for Wed. Aug. 16

HUMPDAY REBOUND!  Things start looking up weather-wise as the system that soaked us Tuesday fades eastward.  The drying out begins, and a return to more summerlike temps comes in the back half of the week and into the weekend.  While you’re getting your kids signed up for school in the coming days – check out…

Missouri River CTL Sign-Up is Aug. 22 & 29

MR CTL Press Release Registration for the fall season of the Missouri River Clay Target League (MR CTL) for all Bismarck-Mandan area students in grades 6-12 with Firearms Safety Certificates (or CTL SAFE Program completion which can be completed after registration) will open on Tue. Aug. 22 and run through Fri. Sept. 1.  Sign up…

Daily Edge for Tue. Aug. 15

WET FOR WATERFOWL.  Early Goose Season kicks off today, and the weather will make you feel like you’re one of the flock as rain dominates the forecast.  We talk more about geese in today’s Three Things.  Welcome to hunting season 2017! (Featured Photo: Early Canada Goose Season opens today and runs to the start of…

2016 Upland Harvest Tallied

NDG&F Dept. Release The harvest of pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge last year in North Dakota was down from 2015, according to statistics compiled by the State Game and Fish Department. Last year, more than 76,600 pheasant hunters (down 10 percent) harvested 501,100 roosters (down 15 percent), compared to 85,500 hunters and 590,700 roosters…

Daily Edge for Mon. Aug. 14

FEELS LIKE MONDAY.  Warm, calm, nearly perfect?  Sounds like Monday in the latest weather swing. Get out early or late for the best bites as last quarter gives us a bump.  We break down trail cam terminology in today’s Three Things so you can get the most out of your eyes in the field as…

Daily Edge for Sun. Aug. 13

UP AND DOWN AGAIN.  We’re still waiting to warm back up, it’s one step forward and one step back, as unstable weather rules the recent pattern.  With the flip-flopping, angling isn’t as consistent as the warm stretches in June and July were, as a result, we’ve got some flashy tips for your offerings in today’s…

Daily Edge for Sat. Aug. 12

FOLLOW THE ARROW.  Pressure is dropping and winds are shifting to the east, so it’s not  a surprise that today will boast a bit of rain.  In the meantime, we’re catching up on all things arrow-related in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: On Target!  Putting a few arrows in your favorite foam target is a…