Daily Edge for Wed. 7/15 – Cruisin’

HALFWAY!  We’ve reached July’s midpoint and are looking to the future – both in the days to come and after November’s elections.  In today’s Outdoors Roundup we cover the second drawing for deer tags, plans for the future of hunting and conservation and the expanding world of kayak fishing tournaments. Featured Photo:  SUMMER GRIND.  Muskie…

Daily Edge for Tue. 7/14 – Summer Stretch

BUSY MIDSUMMER. Good weather greets us in mid-July with stable highs and westerly flows.  Whether you’re working locally or thinking nationally, we’ve got the information to keep things moving in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  INTO THE SUNSET.  An angler cruises as the summer sun sets. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Tue 7/14 –…

Daily Edge for Mon. 7/13 – In a Pinch

CLICKING.  A slight shift in the weather will happen this morning as calm conditions give way to afternoon winds and a chance of rain comes with it.  Things should clear by evening to get you back on the water.  We take a look at crayfish and how they influence fishing in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Weed Work

By Nick Simonson   While midsummer brings its share of weeds to front lawns and gardens requiring some time on the hands and knees cleaning things up, or at least a quick buzz of the tiller in a skillful weaving around those tomato plants, there’s other weed work that can be much more enjoyable.  This…

Daily Edge for Sun. 7/12 – Solid Finish

SUNDAY FUNDAY.  Warm temperatures and southern breezes will make Sunday a good one to get outdoors and enjoy a mid-July day as it was meant to be.  Whether on the water or on the range, conditions will be right.  We’ve got updates on the final day of the Masters Walleye Circuit, a limited run of…

Milking It for Monarchs

By Nick Simonson   Imagine having to choose just one food to live off for half of your life.  While I’m certain fried walleye would be a good option, or pizza would work, or even wild rice brats fresh off the grill could sustain about anyone, the hedging exhibited just in this sentence alone shows…

Daily Edge for Sat. 7/11 – Gold Rush

MOTHER LODE!  Excitement continues across the state as a huge walleye tourney wraps today.  In addition to that, the state’s top shooters get recognized by the high school trap and skeet league for their efforts in a challenging spring season and the G&F relates a victory over invasives when protecting a prairie water. Featured Photo: …

Daily Edge for Fri. 7/10 – Walleye Weekend

A BUSY STATE.  There’s a ton of outdoors action in North Dakota this weekend, from conditions improving for hatching birds and hopes for a good harvest to a major walleye tourney on Lake Sakakawea.  Get your fix of news to get set for the weekend in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  WARY.  Walleyes will be…

Our Outdoors: Big on History

By Nick Simonson   Throughout its run, my weekly column, Our Outdoors, has chronicled the recent history of hunting, angling and my experiences, myriad misadventures and the sometimes-successful outings in the wild for the past two decades.  It’s my hope that it continues to entertain and educate for the next two decades and maybe a…

Daily Edge for Thu 7/9 – Breezy

Winds come up out of the northwest today, but we’ll touch 80 as things stay seasonal.  We’ve got bad news on the ANS front as another ND lake is discovered to have zebra mussels.  We cover that, swim jig secrets and a leap forward for an endangered amphibian in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  DEO’s…

Addressing Slot Limits in North Dakota

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. Fisheries managers often hear from anglers who fish in, say, Minnesota and elsewhere, and wonder why specific regulations are applied in those states, but not North Dakota. One of the more frequent conversations involves slot limits. North Dakota doesn’t currently have any slot-limit regulations, and most fisheries managers will tell you…

Daily Edge for Wed. 7/8 – Targeting

SHARPEN UP.  Now is the time to get your shot in shape for the fall, whether it’s shotgun, archery or rifle.  Get out to the range or to one of the many events set for the back half of summer to get on target for the upcoming season, as detailed in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured…