Daily Edge for Fri. 5/8 – Enjoy It (While You Can)

FINE FRIDAY.  Before our weekend washes away, get out there and enjoy today!  Light winds, a high around 60 and sunny skies will be your last feel of spring’s nicer side before things get a little dicey tomorrow.  We’ve got birds, bees and blustery conditions on tap in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Milkweed is…

Our Outdoors: Point of Return

By Nick Simonson   This week marks an important point of return.  I don’t know if that’s a real term, but it’s far less ominous than “the point of no return,” which has had its share of dramas, dark songs and thriller type novels written about it.  The point of return, however, is that point…

Daily Edge for Thu. 5/7 – Light Up the Sky

SO FULL.  It gets a little chilly but the full moon will make it work today.  We’ve got updates on land access in North Dakota, tweaks to the Duck Stamp contest and some questionable May conditions in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Round About. The full moon will provide some power against a tough weekend. …

ND Deer Seasons Set, Apply Online

NDG&F Dept. Release   North Dakota’s 2020 deer season is set, with 69,050 licenses available to hunters, 3,550 more than last year.   In total, any-antlered licenses increased by 1,500 from last year, any-antlerless by 1,600, antlered whitetail by 250, antlerless whitetail by 200, and antlered and antlerless mule deer licenses remained the same.  …

The Way to Being a Warden

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   The course of life can change in subtle ways, and one seemingly small “what if” can make a huge difference. One of those for me occurred at the time I graduated from college.   I was scheduled to complete my degree from North Dakota State University in December. At…

Daily Edge for Wed. 5/6 – Awesome!

TAKE IT IN!  Today is a pick of the week kind of day with temperatures warming into the 60s during this cooler stretch and light winds fostering any kind of outdoor activity you want to take on!  We’ve got an under-the-radar update on the upcoming deer license lottery, tips for stocked trout hitting area waters…

Daily Edge for Tue. 5/5 – Aim High

MEH TO MARVELOUS.  Get through today and Wednesday with its clearer skies and calmer conditions is your reward!  Things are getting back to normal on the landscape as we check out the NDG&F decree of open C&R paddlefishing along with dark skies and bad photos in our Outdoors Roundup! Featured Photo:  Range Watch.  We’re waiting…

Daily Edge for Mon. 5/4 – The Force Is Strong

DON’T THINK, FEEL.  You certainly can sense spring in the light rains, shifting winds and general buzz in the air, even with today’s cooler temps and precipitation.  We’ve got more on the birds that make the season feel right, the extension in daylight that comes with it and a way to clean out your winter…

Daily Edge for Sun. 5/3 – Springish?

THE VIEW AHEAD.  We know, we shouldn’t be thinking about hunting season yet but we are.  We’ve got a look ahead at the likely drop date for deer lottery applications, some quick trail cam tips and a cooler forecast for your first full week of May in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  SCENT CHECK. A…

Daily Edge for Sat. 5/2 – Rise & Shine

SOME SATURDAY!  Pleasant temperatures and moderate winds will make today your best bet to get on the water this weekend.  We get good news on many fronts this week following the start of the Governor’s phased reopening including shooting sports facilities, a new fundraiser from PF and a top young South Dakota artist’s success. Featured…

Two-Tiered Fisheries

By Nick Simonson   Few deals can top a two-for-one special and the same can be said for lakes that provide a two-tiered fishing option. Whether it’s perch and walleyes, bass and bluegills or pike and perch, these common predator-panfish scenarios can be found throughout the region offering up two popular angling targets in the…

Daily Edge for Fri. 5/1 – May Day!

HAPPY FRIDAY!  Birds are chirping, temperatures are warming and things are looking pretty good for the weekend as we get set to start May! We’ve got more on why you hear that loud chorus in the morning along with spawning factors for fish and a watch for ANS with the NDG&F as part of our…