Safeguards in Place to Slow CWD Spread

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. The concern over chronic wasting disease, a fatal disease of the nervous system of deer and elk, often draws comparisons to the threat of introduction of zebra mussels or other aquatic nuisance species. While the disease and the mussels affect different parts of the natural world, one of the primary…

Daily Edge for Fri. Sep. 22

SUMMER’S LAST STAND.  We officially bid adieu to Summer at 3:02PM today, when the autumnal equinox occurs.  We figured we’d give you one last glimpse at the fading summer hues as fall’s reds, oranges and yellows take over. It’ll feel like fall as more shifty weather makes its way into the region today and for…

Our Outdoors: A New Routine

By Nick Simonson Fall is a busy time.  Even more so if you’re a hunter ready to hit the field after several months off, or an angler looking to squeeze in a few last trips on the water before the season’s chill locks things away until next spring. On top of that, there is a…

Daily Edge for Thu. Sep 21

AUTUMN OSCILLATION.  If you don’t like the weather in North Dakota, wait five minutes, it’ll change…then you’ll really hate it.  Gusts are rising today and shifting winds will leave you questioning what deer stand to use (if any at all?!), or what side of the field the birds will come in on.  Some wild weather…

Wetland Conditions Fair for Duck Hunting

NDG&F Press Release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair, but declining wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are down statewide about 40 percent from last year, and are the lowest since 2008. He…

Waterfowler Update: Wear PFDs, Youth Trailer Available

NDG&F Press Releases Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets already built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slow the loss of critical body heat…

Daily Edge for Wed. Sep. 20

STAY SHARP…TAILED.  Grouse hunters are finding fair opportunities this fall in ND following the drought, as bird numbers dropped only 30 percent statewide, in comparison to pheasant numbers being off 60 percent compared to last year. We get sharp on sharpies in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: Hunters will find sharp-tailed grouse numbers down across…

Youth Pheasant Weekend is Sep. 30, Oct. 1

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide. Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide…

Daily Edge for Tue. Sep. 19

KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN.  Welcome to the roller coaster of fall.  In yesterday’s Daily Edge we were singing the praises of a glorious near-autumn day.  Today we’re lamenting gusts, and rain and a weather maker that’ll keep you off stand – and with lightning, the water as well – so catch up on Monday’s work,…

Daily Edge for Mon. Sep. 18

SIMPLY SEPTEMBER. These are the days that define fall.  Sorry this one ended up on a Monday! Cool nights, warm days and great conditions for both hunting and fishing adventures are on tap for today, so sneak out there if you can.  If you can’t, we talk about what you can be doing on upcoming…

Antlerless Deer Firearm Tags Remain

NDG&F Press Release More than 970 antlerless whitetail deer gun licenses are still available in three units after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Whitetail doe licenses remaining in units 3F1 (314 licenses), 3F2 (477 licenses) and 4F…

Daily Edge for Sun. Sep. 17

READY, SET, PULL!  The fall ND CTL trap league season gets underway today as over 200 student-athletes will participate in the fast-paced six-week session of autumn clay shooting competition. We talk about some of the best online destinations for trap and shooting sports in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: Bust ‘Em!  More than 200 kids…