Daily Edge for Mon. Aug. 14

FEELS LIKE MONDAY.  Warm, calm, nearly perfect?  Sounds like Monday in the latest weather swing. Get out early or late for the best bites as last quarter gives us a bump.  We break down trail cam terminology in today’s Three Things so you can get the most out of your eyes in the field as…

Daily Edge for Sun. Aug. 13

UP AND DOWN AGAIN.  We’re still waiting to warm back up, it’s one step forward and one step back, as unstable weather rules the recent pattern.  With the flip-flopping, angling isn’t as consistent as the warm stretches in June and July were, as a result, we’ve got some flashy tips for your offerings in today’s…

Daily Edge for Sat. Aug. 12

FOLLOW THE ARROW.  Pressure is dropping and winds are shifting to the east, so it’s not  a surprise that today will boast a bit of rain.  In the meantime, we’re catching up on all things arrow-related in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: On Target!  Putting a few arrows in your favorite foam target is a…

PLOTS Q&A

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. The State Game and Fish Department recently posted the 2017 version of the North Dakota Private Land Open to Sportsmen or PLOTS guide to its website. In addition to the updated maps showing PLOTS acres and other public lands available for hunting this year, the guide also has a question-and-answer…

Daily Edge for Fri. Aug. 11

FANTASTIC FRIDAY…FINALLY!  Take advantage of today and play a little hooky, as fishing should be fantastic leading into the system which will wash out your Saturday (sorry!).  In the meantime we’re talking grass – yeah…that kind of grass – along with some other conservation options in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant looks…

Our Outdoors: Seven Preseason Preparations

By Nick Simonson In about a week, hunting seasons will begin to open across the upper Midwest, starting with North Dakota’s early goose management season on August 15, with similar options available just a couple weeks later in South Dakota and Minnesota.  Following that, mourning dove season starts the upland game portion of autumn on…

Daily Edge for Thu. Aug. 10

ROLLING ON.  Today straightens up as the afternoon settles in and tomorrow is a good one as well.  Despite being a few degrees below normal, both should be perfect for honing your post-frontal fishing skills as the low pressure system meanders east. In the meantime, we’ve got some challenges for you in today’s Three Things….

50 Pheasant Flies: Pheasant Leech

By Nick Simonson The pheasant leech is a great pattern that utilizes those tiny underfeathers which rest beneath the more prominent rump feathers to make up a super-soft body.  Combined with a pheasant marabou tail and collar, this fly is a perfect “on-the-menu” pattern for late summer, as leeches are prevalent and tough to turn…

Daily Edge for Wed. Aug. 9

LAYING LOW.  It might be a good day to stay inside and get that hunting gear ready for the season as rain with a few bumps along the way will be the call for the day.  We countdown sunlight and talk numbers in today’s Three Things. (Featured Photo: A camera shy rooster pheasant ducks and…

Duck Brood Numbers Off Slightly

NDG&F Press Release State Game and Fish Department biologists expect a fall duck flight from North Dakota that is down 8 percent from last year, based on observations from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey. This year’s brood index came in at 3.68 broods per square mile, down 5 percent from last year. The statewide…

Daily Edge for Tue. Aug. 8

FULL UP!  August’s full moon is in the books – the next one you see will be after the start of a number of hunting seasons, dove, deer archery and goose management, and a shift in the fishing season.  Strange how time flies like that.  In the meantime load up on info in today’s Three…

Waterfowl Regulations Set

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s 2017 waterfowl season is set, with the season framework similar to last year. Noteworthy changes include the daily limit on pintails is reduced from two to one, and the west boundary of the Missouri River Canada Goose Zone, north of N.D. Highway 200, is extended to N.D. Highway 8. Opening…