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August 15, 2017
Last year, the combined August and September early Canada goose harvest in North Dakota was more than 36,000 resident geese, which was somewhat lower than recent peak years when hunters at times bagged more than 50,000 birds.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Early goose season provides first fall season for hunters
August 15, 2017 - 12:15pm
August 8, 2017
The North Dakota Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) guide provides updated maps showing PLOTS acres and other public lands available for hunting this year.    North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Questions and answers about the PLOTS program
August 8, 2017 - 12:41pm
August 1, 2017
The first statewide archery season for deer was held in 1954. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department issued 1,119 licenses for that first season.      N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A little Game and Fish Department history
August 1, 2017 - 10:29am
July 25, 2017
In the last 10 to 20 years, bluegill fisheries and angling in North Dakota have expanded.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Bluegill fishing in North Dakota the best in 30 years
July 25, 2017 - 11:00am
July 18, 2017
Boaters should be aware of aquatic nuisance species regulations for not only their destination, but for any states they are traveling through.     N.D. Games and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Boaters should be aware of regulations for aquatic nuisance species
July 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
July 11, 2017
Leier: Monarchs need milkweed like human infants need milk. Photo courtesy North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Leier: Monarch butterflies need milkweed to survive and thrive
July 11, 2017 - 1:05pm
July 4, 2017
Even though the spring duck index is below 3 million for the first time since 1994, it was still 23 percent above the long-term average and is the 24th highest on record. Photo courtesy North Dakota Game and Fish
Doug Leier: Spring breeding duck numbers down from last year
July 4, 2017 - 2:47pm
June 27, 2017
One of the tips in releasing fish that you catch is placing the fish in the water, gently supporting the mid-section and tail until it swims away.      North Dakot Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A few tips on releasing the fish you catch
June 27, 2017 - 10:42am
June 20, 2017
It’s a good idea for operators of anchored or nonmotorized vessels to avoid high-traffic areas if possible.     North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A rundown of some watercraft safety issues
June 20, 2017 - 11:07am
June 13, 2017
Anglers can find a listing of all the publicly accessible fishing waters in North Dakota, and the fish species that live in those waters, on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: The best time to fish is when you have time to fish
June 13, 2017 - 10:52am
June 6, 2017
The spread of zebra mussels, for example, is a serious threat to all waterways, and anglers want to preserve the health of their favorite fishing spots for the next generation.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A checklist to help control aquatic nuisance species
June 6, 2017 - 4:13pm
May 30, 2017
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is allocating 5,500 more deer gun licenses than last year.        North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Easiest way to obtain North Dakota deer license is online
May 30, 2017 - 10:57am
May 23, 2017
Of the 50 or more shorebird species that migrate through all of North America in the spring, roughly 36 have ties to North Dakota.        North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Prairie wetlands vital for the life cycle of more than 30 shorebird species
May 23, 2017 - 10:59am
May 16, 2017
North Dakota Senate bill 2318 puts into law that the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, through governor’s proclamation, can no longer open the pheasant season later than Oct. 12.     Forum file photo
Doug Leier: A rundown of some outdoors-related legislation
May 16, 2017 - 10:00am
May 9, 2017
North Dakota Game and Fish Department game wardens helped patrol areas where the Red River flooded in 1997.      N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Flood of 1997 is an experience I will never forget
May 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
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