Weed Work

By Nick Simonson   While midsummer brings its share of weeds to front lawns and gardens requiring some time on the hands and knees cleaning things up, or at least a quick buzz of the tiller in a skillful weaving around those tomato plants, there’s other weed work that can be much more enjoyable.  This…

Daily Edge for Sun. 7/12 – Solid Finish

SUNDAY FUNDAY.  Warm temperatures and southern breezes will make Sunday a good one to get outdoors and enjoy a mid-July day as it was meant to be.  Whether on the water or on the range, conditions will be right.  We’ve got updates on the final day of the Masters Walleye Circuit, a limited run of…

Milking It for Monarchs

By Nick Simonson   Imagine having to choose just one food to live off for half of your life.  While I’m certain fried walleye would be a good option, or pizza would work, or even wild rice brats fresh off the grill could sustain about anyone, the hedging exhibited just in this sentence alone shows…

Daily Edge for Sat. 7/11 – Gold Rush

MOTHER LODE!  Excitement continues across the state as a huge walleye tourney wraps today.  In addition to that, the state’s top shooters get recognized by the high school trap and skeet league for their efforts in a challenging spring season and the G&F relates a victory over invasives when protecting a prairie water. Featured Photo: …

Daily Edge for Fri. 7/10 – Walleye Weekend

A BUSY STATE.  There’s a ton of outdoors action in North Dakota this weekend, from conditions improving for hatching birds and hopes for a good harvest to a major walleye tourney on Lake Sakakawea.  Get your fix of news to get set for the weekend in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  WARY.  Walleyes will be…

Our Outdoors: Big on History

By Nick Simonson   Throughout its run, my weekly column, Our Outdoors, has chronicled the recent history of hunting, angling and my experiences, myriad misadventures and the sometimes-successful outings in the wild for the past two decades.  It’s my hope that it continues to entertain and educate for the next two decades and maybe a…

Daily Edge for Thu 7/9 – Breezy

Winds come up out of the northwest today, but we’ll touch 80 as things stay seasonal.  We’ve got bad news on the ANS front as another ND lake is discovered to have zebra mussels.  We cover that, swim jig secrets and a leap forward for an endangered amphibian in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  DEO’s…

Addressing Slot Limits in North Dakota

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. Fisheries managers often hear from anglers who fish in, say, Minnesota and elsewhere, and wonder why specific regulations are applied in those states, but not North Dakota. One of the more frequent conversations involves slot limits. North Dakota doesn’t currently have any slot-limit regulations, and most fisheries managers will tell you…

Daily Edge for Wed. 7/8 – Targeting

SHARPEN UP.  Now is the time to get your shot in shape for the fall, whether it’s shotgun, archery or rifle.  Get out to the range or to one of the many events set for the back half of summer to get on target for the upcoming season, as detailed in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Daily Edge for Tue. 7/7 – Sevens Up

KEEPING WARM.  Conditions will facilitate summer angling patterns as things stay stable today and tomorrow with a chance for rain overnight.  The trend continues along with a slew of new baits hitting the market and a notice on fishing deep from the NDG&F, all in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  POOR PADS. Lilly Pads show…

Daily Edge for Mon. 7/6 – Into Summer

GET TO IT!  A new week follows up an exciting holiday weekend and we get into the heart of summer.  We’ve got a summer recipe, some top bass lakes and where we’re at with water following recent rains, all of that and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:  MAKE IT RAIN. Thunderheads were…

Daily Edge for Sun. 7/5 – Close It Out

ROUND WE GO. As we close out the holiday weekend with some nice conditions, we take a tour of what’s happening around the region in the outdoors.  From the closure of walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota, to some cavern learnings in Montana, we see what states are up to heading around summer’s…