Daily Edge for Sun. 6/28 – Summer Spike

DOG DAYS.  The warmth of summer settles in early as temperatures spike into the mid-to-upper 90s the next couple of days.  We celebrate the new-found season and catch up on events and information for pheasants, deer and camping across America in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  On the Move.  A hen leads her brood of…

The Tequeely

By Nick Simonson   Gaudy.  Ugly.  Fish-Catching.  These terms for one of the foremost smallmouth flies may seem divergent, but they all hit the spot for the Tequeely, a combination of kindergarten art project and scrapped experimental woolly bugger borne from a night of drunk tying along with a little bit of rubber thrown in…

Daily Edge for Sat. 6/27 – Warm End to June

NUKE IT!  We’ll feel the heat today as Ma Nature rolls in with some nineties into the start of next week.  As you enjoy some sun and fun this weekend, we’ve got updates on awesome happenings, including the Big Buck Book gaining steam, Summer Shootout registration for high school clay target shooters and more on…

2020 Firearms Deer Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

NDG&F Release North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Chief of administrative services Kim Kary said moving to an online lottery has resulted in reducing the time between the application deadline and the lottery run date. “It’s a major benefit…

Daily Edge for Fri. 6/26 – Hit the Lotto!

TAG TEAM!  The results of the 2020 Firearms Deer Lottery have been posted at gf.nd.gov, making late June feel more like late December in terms of gifts!  Here’s hoping you pulled you tag or are able to get one of the more than 6,000 remaining in the state.  We’ve got more on that and a…

Daily Edge for Thu. 6/25 – On the Rise

NOW WE’RE TALKING SUMMER!  Things get warm again as we check out the plan for this season’s food plots, look into the excitement of pollinator week and address some upcoming changes for WMAs in ND for the holiday stretch.  That’s all in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  CRUNCHY.  A doe chews on a tender corn…

Summertime Boating Safety

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. No matter the outdoor activity, there’s always a safety checklist, and I’ll never lose sight of the importance of keeping everyone safe from start to finish. These safety reminders aren’t just for the other boaters or anglers. They are for all of us. One of the struggles in preaching about…

Daily Edge for Wed. 6/24 – Starting Up

LOCKED IN.  We’re hitting our summer stride in North Dakota as temperatures warm throughout the next few days and calmer conditions are settling in over the region.  We’ve got more on that plus the pronghorn count firing up in the next week along with a planned state shoot getting the go-ahead, with some social distancing…

Daily Edge for Tue. 6/23 – Calming Influence

SO SMOOTH.  The water will be flat before you today and tomorrow as unusually calm conditions for the spring we’ve had settle into the start of summer.  We’ve got updates from the NDG&F on keeping things clean, a reminder to get ready to buy your duck stamp and big funding news from RMEF in today’s…

Daily Edge for Mon. 6/22 – Rollin’ Along

STRAIGHTEN OUT.  Things take a bit of a turn for the better from previous forecasts as temperatures rise slightly and things calm down some headed into our mid-week warmup. We’ve got news on a PLOTS promotion, infrastructure for fish and wildlife and a notable shift in daylight which starts today in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Daily Edge for Sun. 6/21 – How’s It Looking?

CALM & CLOUDY Clouds roll in today, but it will be calmer to celebrate time with dad on the water or at the range.  We cover photography, get cranky and take a look at what’s to come in our Outdoors Roundup for this father’s day. Featured Photo:  For All the Dads.  Happy father’s day! Simonson…

Mighty Preparations

By John Bradley   While most of us have been more tuned in to big game hunting applications this spring or hitting the water for walleye, the recent stay-at-home order gave me a chance to organize some gear, too.   Picking my way through a year of fishing and hunting equipment, my thoughts swirled around…