Daily Edge for Fri. Nov. 25

ICED OUT.  We focus on ice safety, as things get a little dicey on the surfaces of the state’s recently-frozen waters.  More highs clipping 50 degrees today and tomorrow will cut into the ice making process and make what’s out there even more sketchy.  We talk about that, and look back – and ahead –…

Daily Edge for Fri. No. 24

DARK WINDS.  Black Friday is loaded with gusty conditions as we settle into the holiday weekend and the final stretch of the deer season.  There’s a hundred deals out there today and throughout the next few days – not only in stores, but also on the shores of any unfrozen water body for ducks, geese…

Our Outdoors: The Hottest Stuff on Ice

By Nick Simonson Hard water is fast upon the northern tier of the landscape, and with a few bumpy warm-ups out of the way, the ice season can begin in earnest.  Once again, ice anglers will find an incredible array of augers, sonar, rods, reels, tip-ups, cameras and more this season, and at no other…

Daily Edge for Thu. Nov. 23

LET US GIVE THANKS! Hard to believe we’ll hit the mid-60s today.  Great for that backyard football game, or pheasant hunting in t-shirts!  However you work off your turkey today, give thanks for all the great things we have in the outdoors in this state – including great public lands and access – as part…

Some ND Refuges Open to Upland Hunting Nov. 27

NDG&F Press Release Hunters are reminded that several North Dakota national wildlife refuges open to late-season upland game bird hunting the day after the deer gun season closes. Arrowwood, Audubon, Des Lacs, J. Clark Salyer, Lake Alice, Lake Zahl, Long Lake, Lostwood, Tewaukon (pheasants only), and Upper Souris NWRs open Nov. 27. However, portions of…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 22

NOW YOU SEE ME.  Animals find ways to blend in with their surroundings, giving them another defense against predators.  Protective coloration is key in ensuring survival for many birds, big game, amphibians and fish along with a number of other wildlife species, and that’s what makes them so hard to see when you’re hunting, sometimes….

MT Muley Tests Positive for CWD, Second Suspect Case Under Investigation

NDG&F Press Release North Dakotans hunting deer in Montana this fall should take note of a recently harvested deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Bridger, Mont. With this development, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will add Montana to the 2018 CWD proclamation, which restricts movement of animals into North Dakota….

Darkhouse Spearfishing Opens Dec. 1

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season opens on most state waters Dec. 1 and continues through March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species. All individuals who participate in darkhouse spearfishing must first register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, anglers age 16 and older must…

Daily Edge for Tue. Nov. 21

DIG IN.  Less than a week remains in the Firearms Deer Season for North Dakota.  Time to put your head down and get to it if you haven’t tagged out yet!  If you have, there’s plenty to focus on, including late season upland hunting, some remaining waterfowl and of course good reading.  We talk ruffed…

Daily Edge for Mon. Nov. 20

GROUPED UP.  There are as many sportsman’s and conservation groups as there are interests in the outdoors.  With the year wrapping up there are a number you can donate to or become a member of to ring in the new year with habitat work, conservation efforts, youth programs and other plans to get behind.  We…

Daily Edge for Sun. Nov. 19

SUNDAY FUNDAY.  After you get those Christmas lights up, get out in the field on this warm and comfortable day for a truly enjoyable Sunday!  A big shift is in store for Monday, as things cool off considerably before an uptick over Thanksgiving and we build some more safe ice after the holiday. We talk…

Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 18

STEP INTO CHRISTMAS. What’s on your wish list this year?  If you continue to be humping it through the grasses, sloughs and creek draws of North Dakota this weekend, we’re guessing a deer is still on it!  The major moon phases start to fall on the weekends again, beginning a solid 48 hours of hunting….