Daily Edge for Tue. 1/28 – Mild

THAW CONTINUES.  Warmer temperatures and light winds are the talk of today, making things easy on the ice for your hardwater angling adventures.  We’ve got some spring thoughts with Earth Day contests, whitetail weekends and a sign that this winter isn’t so bad after all (at least for some of us) in today’s Outdoors Roundup….

Daily Edge for Mon. 1/27 – Quiet Start

PICTURE THIS.  Things are looking pretty steady to start your week. We’ve got wild trail cam photos, no serious snow in the forecast and a look at PF’s big event as part of your Monday Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Big Bird.  A rooster walks about in frosty grass near Bismarck.  Simonson Photo. WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

USA CTL’s Amazing Growth, Impact Continue in 2020

By Nick Simonson   The expansion of the USA Clay Target League (USA CTL) has seemingly been as fast as the spread of a shotgun load catching the bright orange dome of a hurled clay target, and the organization’s success on many fronts has been just as smashing.  Now entering its twentieth spring season, the…

Daily Edge for Sun. 1.26 – Slick Sunday

SLICK & GUSTY.  Today’s winds will rise and things may be a bit slick with frost, meltwater and some icy precip may affect travel to your favorite ice fishing destination.  We cover that, take a look ahead and talk fire in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Handful of Candy.  Crappie-sized Crazy Charlie flies are ready…

Spring Turkey Season Set, Apply Online

NDG&F Release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 6,230 wild turkey licenses for the 2020 spring hunting season, 205 more than last year. Seven of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than in 2019, five have fewer and nine remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams counties) is again…

Daily Edge for Sat. 1/25 – Darn Nice Day!

SOME SATURDAY!  A nice start to your weekend is setting up with light winds, mild temps and a shot at getting outdoors in earnest.  We take a look at today’s conditions with yesterday’s new moon helping the bite and go around the horn and nation for wildlife news and a look at conditions in our…

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….