Daily Edge for Tue. Dec. 5

WHITE OUT.  Blizzard conditions settled in over the eastern third of the state, bringing another dose of snow to the region.  Winds will persist today and keep things cold behind the front moving off to the east.  Tomorrow will be your best bet to get back in the field, so until then, we go potpurri…

Ice Fishing Regulation Update

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota anglers are encouraged to refer to the 2016-18 North Dakota Fishing Guide or the state Game and Fish Department’s website for winter fishing regulations. In addition, anglers can visit the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, for an extensive list of fishing questions and answers. Some winter fishing regulations include: A…

Daily Edge for Mon. Dec. 4

SO LONG! Colder, gusty conditions will dominate the week as the warm bubble of air which we’ve enjoyed gets swept out by a big cold front.  However, the deep freeze is postponed yet again as models push the single digit temps we need to solidify things into next weekend.  In the meantime, we talk about…

Daily Edge for Sun. Dec. 3

SUPER SUNDAY!  Today’s full moon and ideal weather conditions (and not-so-ideal conditions coming for tomorrow) will give you one last chance to get out and enjoy everything before the gusts take over for much of the week.  We celebrate the supermoon, pick out some ice gear and talk stocking stuffers in today’s Three Things.  (Featured…

Tricked Out Ice Shelters

By Nick Simonson Some folks like to trick out their pickup trucks with lift kits, extra chrome, bigger tires and other accents.  In the summer, it’s not unusual to see boats with kicker motors, dual trollers at stern and bow, multiple sonar units, light strips and all the bells and whistles.  Adding on these conveniences…

Daily Edge for Sat. Dec. 2

WHAT A WEEKEND! Here’s hoping you’re getting the most out of this warm stretch, as winter’s return fittingly starts on Monday.  You can always hang lights and wreaths in the bitter cold of next weekend, so as for now, dust off the shotgun, grab Rover and get out there – you’ve got it all on…

Tip-Up Tactics for Pike

By Nick Simonson Upon my return to North Dakota, while sorting through bins, chests and buckets full of odds and ends from the move, I found a black mesh cylinder with a zipper top. I opened it and turned it over, and three orange tip-ups slid out of the container, each still with leaders and…

Great Late Season Upland Options Abound in ND

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. For much of October, North Dakota weather was a little of this and a little of that. The fall migration of ducks and geese once again seemed to stay in the northern tier a little longer than hunters in the rest of North Dakota would’ve preferred. Smaller ponds froze up and…

Daily Edge for Fri. Dec. 1

MAKE IT A THREE DAY!  Light winds, above-average temps and a full moon will meet hunters for the first weekend of North Dakota’s deer muzzleloader season.  Whatever you’re chasing in the field – deer, upland or the last of waterfowl – this is about as ideal as you’re going to get in December!  After Sunday,…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 30

THAT BLEW!  Did you feel the shift yesterday as those nice southerly winds turned to harsh northwest gales? There were decorative Christmas deer from Bismarck that ended up in Lincoln, we’re pretty sure.  Warm temps and windy days aren’t good for making ice (or for the current ice we have) so play it cool and…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 29

THERE IT GOES!  With a day remaining, November fades out as we look toward December and ice fishing, though we’ll need a bit more cold weather (not in the immediate forecast) to re-harden local waters after this month’s cold start transitioned to unseasonable temps.  There’s a lot of grey, spooky ice out there, so be…

Mountain Lion Early Season Closes, Late Season Open

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 26, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took six cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional season could open five days…