Daily Edge for Sat. 8/1 – New Month, New Feel

COOL DOWN.  Uncharacteristically for August, temperatures dip for the weekend as northern breezes take things under 80 for the first time in quite a while.  We’ve got insight into North Dakota’s pronghorn populations, a shift in drought conditions in the state and tips for topwater fishing bass in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  WHAT’S THAT? …

Our Outdoors: A Win When We Needed It

By Nick Simonson   The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill which would provide permanent funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through royalties generated by offshore drilling in federal waters around the United States, represents a bright, optimistic light in a time of challenge and a future full of…

Prioritize Sobriety & Safety While Boating

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. I’ll never tire from stressing the importance of outdoor safety because hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors is beneficial in a variety of ways. Outdoor recreation brings people – old friends, new acquaintances, family – together. If you simply need time away from the stress at work or need to…

Early Canada Goose Season Dates Announced

NDG&F Dept. Release North Dakota’s early Canada goose season dates are set, with bag limits and licensing requirements the same as last year. Opening day is Aug. 15 in all three zones. Closing dates are Sept. 7 in the Missouri River zone, Sept. 15 in the western zone and Sept. 22 in the eastern zone….

Daily Edge for Tue. 7/29 – Warm Feelings

SUPER SUMMER.  Another perfect summer day – warm temps, light breezes and plenty of sun – will set up today, giving you ample opportunity to take it all in.  If you’re looking forward to fall, we’ve got that too as the NDG&F posts dates for the upcoming hunting seasons.  With food plots and a forecast…

Daily Edge for Tue. 7/28 – Blooming

BIG HITS!  These late summer days are setting up nicely for any outdoor activity!  Light winds, warm temperatures and tons of fun are in the forecast straight through the weekend.  We’ve got more on fall hunting seasons opening up plus how fish hatcheries have coped with Covid-19 and word from an ongoing battle for fisheries…

Daily Edge for Mon. 7/27 – Take Flight

SOLID. A fantastic week is before you!  Get out there and sample the height of summer with some fishing or dog training.  We cover what’s to come along with what makes these “dog days” and more changes in the wings for SD’s pheasant hunting in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  ON WATCH.  A young pheasant…

Daily Edge for Sun. 7/26 – Temperate

MODERATION.  A cooldown settles over the region as recent warm temps give way to a cooler stretch, in the low 80s.  We cover what the recent rains have meant in terms of the drought and wildlife recruitment along with some changes on the conservation organization front and get a few tips for new smallie baits…

Frankenfish

By Nick Simonson   While better reserved for a time closer to Halloween, with recent reports of successful cross-breeding between paddlefish and sturgeon meant to sustain a European caviar industry in decline due to the overharvest of the source sturgeon species, the “sturddlefish” as it’s known, is just one aquatic oddball in a list of…

Pronghorn Season Set, Apply Online

NDG&F Dept. Release North Dakota’s 2020 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 1,790 licenses available in 15 open units. Bruce Stillings, big game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said license numbers and open units are up from last year, when the department allocated 1,330 licenses and had 12 open units….

Daily Edge for Sat. 7/25 – Split Weekend

STILL, WARM. Today will start out calm before a shift comes mid-afternoon with temps rising in to the low 90s, but tomorrow will be cooler. We’ve got news on ND pronghorn, where to go to set up for salmon and a look at an act to help reclaim coal mines for wildlife in today’s Outdoors…

Lick Tricks for Deer Pics

By Nick Simonson   The trail camera season is upon us.  Sweaty afternoons of hopping from camera to camera now in the heat of midsummer can pay off with dozens, if not hundreds, of pictures of velvet antlered bucks that will get the heart pumping when autumn rolls around and their summer covering has been…