Daily Edge for Mon. 1/20 – Improvements

GET TREKKIN’  We go around the region for news you can use – from grabbing your hunting gear to snowmobile tips to more concerning CWD happenings in Montana.  Check all that out and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  ON ‘EM!  With improvements in the weather, you’ll have more opportunities to find the fish…

Daily Edge for Sun. 1/18 – Calming Down

SETTLE. Things will be cold and calm today as we eye improvements in the weather that will facilitate more time outdoors this week.  In the meantime we’ve got waterfowl to watch and a battle for one of the region’s most pristine wild areas to cover in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Pines & Mines.  A…

50 Pheasant Flies: Crazy Charlie

By Nick Simonson The Crazy Charlie is a simple but well-known shrimp imitator that populates the fly boxes of die-hard flats anglers pursuing bonefish, permit and other saltwater species and is usually tied sparkly, light and translucent to match those warm-water crustaceans.  For northern anglers, it does double duty in smaller sizes for crappies, white…

Daily Edge for Sat. 1/17 – Gusty Again

WIDE WEEKEND.  We’ve got a wide array of topics to get your weekend loaded with news in today’s Outdoors Roundup.  From archery competitions to ice fishing tips to what the weather is about to bring, we’ve got it all on this shivery Saturday. Featured Photo:  A hen pheasant goes for a hillside stroll through the…

Eight Deer Test Positive for CWD

NDG&F Press Release Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from…

Habitat & Access Drive the Outdoor Economy

By John Bradley, NDWF Executive Director   Each year hunters and anglers wait with anticipation for North Dakota’s hunting seasons to open and the ice to clear the lakes for fishing. People from across the country dream of timing the waterfowl migration just right or hooking into a trophy walleye in one of the state’s…

Daily Edge for Fri. 1/17 – Welcome Warmth

ONE-DAY WEEKEND.  Today’s temps will feel balmy as we threaten the thirty-degree mark.  You’ll have some wind to deal with but even with the gusts it will feel warm on the ice.  Things make a quick about-face for Saturday and Sunday as cold air returns into early next week.  We cover Ma Nature’s mood swings,…

Our Outdoors: Long Night Luremaking

By Nick Simonson   January in the upper Midwest is the sportsman’s most challenging month. Major hunting seasons have ended, the flash of fins from early ice begins to slow down as the winter doldrums set in, and typically the temperatures are the lowest of the year and the conditions are the most challenging.  Add…

Daily Edge for Thu. 1/16 – Cover Talk

GOOD GRASS.  We cover CRP-related news as we hit the midpoint in the program’s sign-up period. From the impact of surrounding habitat to the mixes for sale and advice on the ground for landowners, there’s lots to digest in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:   TALL STUFF.  Good grass mixes on CRP acres make great habitat. …

Hunter Ed Enrollment on Now

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Outreach Biologist   Now is the time to start thinking about hunter education, not next fall.   If you’re planning to hunt out of state, check if you may need certification. If you have a child, friend or relative who will need a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a North Dakota hunting…

Daily Edge for Wed. 1/15 – Tooth Chatter

BRRRRRR!  We’re in the trough of this week’s cold weather as temps struggle to get near 0 and wind chills are notably harsh.  We’ve got the news you can use to get your fish up and your spirits as we check in on issues at home and abroad with barotrauma, Sunday hunting and fishy process…

Daily Edge for Tue. 1/14 – Chillin’

THE COOLDOWN.  While not as brutal as last week’s forecast had it, today’s dip into sub-zero territory will be notable.  We take a look at the week to come and perhaps some relief toward the end of the month along with some ice fishing and shooting sports news in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  A…