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May 22, 2018
The official tally for licenses available to hunters in North Dakota this year is 55,150, 650 more than last year.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: North Dakota's deer license application period has arrived
May 22, 2018 - 1:51pm
May 15, 2018
With walleyes growing faster in new prairie waters in North Dakota, anglers have opportunities to catch good-sized fish a few years after the lake is stocked.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Opportunities are better than ever for fishing in North Dakota
May 15, 2018 - 10:38am
May 8, 2018
During the late 1980s, at a time when the state was experiencing a drought, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department listed about 30,000 registered boats. Today, that number is approaching 70,000.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: With more boats on the water, safety is an even bigger issue
May 8, 2018 - 10:40am
May 1, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department uses a system called a “weighted lottery” to distribute deer licenses.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A reminder on how the deer license lottery works
May 1, 2018 - 9:48am
April 24, 2018
Prior to 1976, paddlefish harvest was not allowed in North Dakota.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: New rules established for upcoming paddlefish snagging season
April 24, 2018 - 9:48am
April 17, 2018
A bald eagle sits in a tree near the road to Maclean Bottoms along Lake Oahe in North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: We've come a long way in preserving the bald eagle
April 17, 2018 - 10:41am
April 10, 2018
Every year, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put out a call for people to report sightings of whooping crane, like this pair spotted near Linton, N.D., on Thursday, March 29, 2018.       N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A call out to keep an eye out for whooping cranes
April 10, 2018 - 11:01am
April 3, 2018
For snow goose hunters this spring, preparation and scouting are as important as ever.       N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Things to know for the spring light goose hunting season
April 3, 2018 - 11:59am
March 27, 2018
If you want to fish starting April 1 in North Dakota, you need to get a new 2018-19 license.       N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A few highlights for this year's fishing changes in North Dakota
March 27, 2018 - 11:07am
March 20, 2018
Potential applicants for big-game hunts, like bighorn sheep, need to understand  they need to be willing to prepare for a long and difficult hunt.      N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: It takes time and resources for a successful big-game hunt
March 20, 2018 - 12:20pm
March 13, 2018
All lottery and gratis applications have to be submitted online only using the North Dakota Game and Fish Department web site.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Questions and answers on all-electronic licensing system
March 13, 2018 - 10:10am
March 6, 2018
Game wardens in North Dakota issued more than 2,500 citations in 2017, compared to nearly 2,300 in 2016 and 2,400 in 2015.
North Dakota game wardens issue more citations in 2017
March 6, 2018 - 5:20pm
February 27, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists are confident that the current Devils Lake basin walleye population does not meet the biological criteria that would warrant a maximum length-type-limit to protect fish for spawning.       N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Maximum length-type-limit not warranted for Devils Lake walleye
February 27, 2018 - 12:41pm
February 20, 2018
The 10-year average (2008-17) for the midwinter survey in North Dakota is 95,600 Canada geese and 27,300 mallards.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Waterfowl survey reveals increase of Canada geese
February 20, 2018 - 10:10am
February 13, 2018
About 175 schools in North Dakota have implemented the National Archery in Schools curriculum, and roughly 10,000 kids participated in 2017.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Numbers for high school archery programs continue to grow
February 13, 2018 - 10:52am