Daily Edge for Tue. Jun. 19

TALE OF THE TAPE.  There are a number of tape-based tools that sportsmen can easily pack into their tackleboxes and field bags, and we address those items and some quick emergency situations they can remedy in the outdoors. Featured Photo: That’s a wrap! Beyond covering wires, electrician’s tape is great at securing reels to rods,…

Daily Edge for Mon. Jun. 18

JUST SMASHING!  It was an exciting weekend with so much shooting action in between the weathermakers that it was almost tough to keep up.  But after two days of the ND State High School Clay Target League State Tournament, we’ve got the tabs on totals and top shooters in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:…

The Science of Slime

By Nick Simonson While unhooking my second pike of the morning, the two-pound fish slipped quickly out of my wet hand and back into the water with a splash.  All that was left as evidence that I had even caught it was a chewed-up plastic tail and a small coating of slime ringing my hand…

Daily Edge for Sat. Jun. 16

ON TARGET.  We’re live at the Shooting Park in Horace, for Day 1 of the ND State High School Clay Target League State Tourney in Horace, ND bringing you all of the action in what is sure to be a wild weekend of weather challenging even the greatest shots.  Stay posted to DEO for updates…

Pad Your Stats

By Nick SImonson An emerging area of cover that provides a haven for largemouth bass from the start of summer all the way up to the season’s end is a shallow bay or shelf with a mud bottom capable of sustaining a stand of lily pads.  Frequently associated with a population of frogs lounging about…

Daily Edge for Sat. Jun. 15

SHOULDER UP!  The shooting sports season comes to its big conclusion in Horace this weekend as the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) hosts the State Championship on Saturday and Sunday.  You too can take aim at better scores this season, whether it’s trap, skeet or sporting clays, we tell you…

Our Outdoors: A Clear Line

By Nick Simonson The water was clear.  Sure, it was finally spring and the ice came off the lake late this year, and like any stretch after that momentous occasion, the water was always crystal clear.  Ripping a few flies through the shallows on the even of opener to see how my handiwork looked after…

Daily Edge for Thu. Jun. 14

PEEK-A-BOO.  You should be seeing bucks in velvet on your trail camera and, if you’re lucky, in person.  Along with growing antlers, it’s common to start seeing growing fawns trailing their mothers as we get into summer.  We talk about that and more, in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo. I See You.  A young…

Daily Edge for Wed. Jun. 13

LACE ‘EM UP.  We know you’re thinking about hunting season, because so are we!  We’ve got some tips to help you get ready for whatever it is you pursue this fall in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Broke in. A pair of well-worn upland boots awaits a return to the field. Simonson Photo.   DAILY…

G&F Tallies 2017 Upland Results

NDG&F Dept. Press Release Drought conditions, and not as many hunters in the field last fall meant fewer pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in the bag, according to statistics compiled by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Last year, more than 58,300 pheasant hunters (down 24 percent) harvested 309,400 roosters (down 38 percent),…

Daily Edge for Tue. Jun. 12

SUSPECT. One of these things is not like the other.  Which one is different? Can you tell? Those of us in the Sesame Street generation get it and can pick out the decoy from a mile away.  We go from silly to excited for the approaching trap tourney and talk more about that in today’s…

Daily Edge for Mon. Jun. 11

SPECIALTY TOOLS.  Having the right gear for the right kind of fishing makes everything easier.  Whether tangling with toothy critters like pike and muskies, or something smaller like trout and panfish, being able to remove hooks quickly and kindly is key to preserving the resource. Featured Photo: Tools of the Trade.  A hook cutter and…