Daily Edge for Thu. 8/15 – Sage Grouse, Short Takes & Youth

DIG IN.   A full moon and better weather conditions will make fishing fine today. We cover more impacts from the changes to the Endangered Species Act along with some weird, wild stuff and an evening for the kids in our Outdoors Roundup today.   Featured Photo:  Drier Environs. Pheasant Chicks make their move from damp…

Pronghorn Lottery Held

NDG&F Dept. Release North Dakota’s pronghorn lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. A total of 1,335 licenses were available in 12 units, and 12,929 applications, including 450 gratis, were received. All licenses were issued. Hunters who are drawn for a 2019 pronghorn…

Early Goose Season is August Highlight

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Biologist August is no longer just about winding down the fishing season and starting the planning and preparation for upcoming hunting seasons.   While North Dakota has long had a crow season that got it’s start in mid-August, it wasn’t until changes several years ago put the early Canada goose opener…

Daily Edge for Wed. 8/14 – Newsworthy

RECOVERY DAY.  Following Monday’s rain and Tuesday’s wind, a near ideal day will combine with the August full moon to restart a stretch of awesome fishing headed into the weekend. There is lots of national news impacting wildlife species and a reminder on yet another fall application from the NDG&F in today’s Outdoors Roundup.  …

HIP Certification Required for Migratory Bird Hunters

NDG&F Dept. Release Migratory bird hunters of all ages are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Hunters must register in each state for which they are licensed to hunt. Hunters can HIP certify when purchasing a license – or by clicking…

Daily Edge for Tue 8/3 – Cooler Stuff

GUSTY.  The post-front wind will start out the drying process, even if there isn’t much sun.  We look ahead to improvements in the back half of the week, the back half of the tournament season on ND waters and some shots from Alaska in our Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo: FINCHY.  A goldfinch forages amidst…

PLOTS Guide Available Online

NDG&F Dept. Release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2019 is now available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, the free printed PLOTS guides will be available in mid-August at most license vendors and other locations throughout the state. The guide will feature about 791,000…

Daily Edge for Mon. 8/12

WET ONE.  Rains continue through the overnight and most of the day as a soggy system slides in from the west.  In the meantime, we’ve got some light reading on moon phase nomenclature, a slick new hunting page and a flashback to a dry summer in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Old Wet Hen.  A…

Daily Edge for Sun. Aug 11 – Prepped & Ready

GOOD TO KNOW.  Storms build in later today under cooler and cloudy conditions.  While you duck the rain, we’ve got some ideas for summer safety from errant fish hooks to fire starters to a cord that works just about everywhere. Featured Photo:  An orange summer sun sets behind a slight haze. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER…

Daily Edge for Sat. 8/9 – Autumn Update

AUTUMN CRUSH.  We’re eyeing up the fall clay season where young shooters can get set up for a successful shooting career, along with furbearer changes and updates from the G&F.  Additionally, we cover shotgun patterning and the things you need to do in order to be ready for every autumn hunting season in today’s Outdoors…

50 Pheasant Flies: PT Leg Foam Beetle

By Nick Simonson From the basic to the bombastic, there are so many ways to tie up foam beetles. An easy fold of foam over an underbody of dubbing, yarn or herl can produce a dozen quick flies to keep the summer fun rolling on a favorite bluegill pond or lake.  Add in a bright…

Daily Edge for Fri. 8/9 – Feel the Thunder

HEY SUNSHINE!   While we may lose some of our rays today with clouds and storms rolling in on the breezes for the afternoon and evening, we take heart in the good stretch we’ve had and more to come after the upcoming bumpy ride.  We check out the weekend weather, deep fishing thoughts and amphibians in…