Daily Edge for Thu. Apr. 26

FUNK DAT! Like fashion, fishing lures tend to go in a circle.  We remember when bucktail spinners were en vogue for pike and muskies, followed closely by marabou options.  Then big sparkly synthetic flashabou options became all the rage.  Now we’re back to where we started with natural materials being the things muskies haven’t seen…

Daily Edge for Wed. Apr. 25

RUN!  It’s outside running season (finally – goodbye treadmill!) and as you know we like to sneak in a little outdoor exercise from time to time on the Edge.  Whether it’s hiking, biking or running, spring is one of the best times to hit the pavement or the trail and take in the returning birds,…

Daily Edge for Tue. Apr. 24

JACKED UP. After a little overnight rain, things warm up again during the week.  Speaking of heating up, the spring fishing is getting hot and getting on those pre-spawn walleyes is becoming a fast reality as reports of big fish are coming in from all over the Missouri River system already.  Get out there and…

Daily Edge for Mon. Apr. 23

MOP UP MONDAY.  Time to wash down the landscape with a quick shot of rain tonight and help spur that field habitat for a new generation of wildlife.  We’ll see anywhere from a quarter to a half-inch of rain in the overnight to help clean up the last of the snow and remove all the…

Daily Edge for Sun. Apr. 22

SUPER SUNDAY. The warmest day yet of this short spring is a perfect one for fishing, shooting sports, a quick run or a long bike ride.  Take advantage of the great opportunity to get back outdoors!  We go potpourri in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A tom turkey struts atop a hill near Washburn as…

Daily Edge for Sat. Apr. 21

SPRING IS HERE!  Welcome to the weekend – and a gorgeous one at that!  After suffering through seven weeks of sub-average temperatures, things are aligning for a great couple of days (maybe weeks?) outside.  So turn those honey-dos into honey-dones, and get out there as we take a closer look at what’s ahead in today’s…

Bald Eagle Resurgence Astounds

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. I drove by a bald eagle nest the other day, and then another and another. It wasn’t my intention as it was actually a route I drive on a pretty regular basis. I’ve known about all three of these nests for a number of years, and there is only about…

Daily Edge for Fri. Apr. 20

WARMING UP.  Temperatures continue their climb into more seasonal conditions, and animal activity, including that of area turkey populations is increasing with the onset of the first warm stretch of spring.  We talk about those groups and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A trio of turkeys explore a field edge along Highway…

2017 Pronghorn Harvest Numbers Released

NDG&F Press Release Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 75 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 410 licenses (255 lottery and 155 gratis), and 366 hunters took 275 pronghorn, consisting of 264 bucks, 10 does and one fawn. Each hunter spent…

Our Outdoors: On Patience

By Nick Simonson I’ve never been a slow guy.  Slow on the uptake maybe, but never one to just sit around and wait for things to come, or fish to bite, or birds to appear.  I’ve been a walker, talker, doer type with more natural (and thanks to coffee, unnatural) energy than I can manage…

Daily Edge for Thu. Apr. 19

STABILIZING.  The near-term forecast has high temperatures near or above average (about 57 degrees) for the next four days, so get out and enjoy it.  As rivers and streams open up, opportunities for early season fishing will expand. We talk about those high-percentage areas on flowing water in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Off the…

Paddlefish Snagging Starts May 1

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s 2018 paddlefish snagging season opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through May 21. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 24-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department. Legal snagging hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily….