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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

October 16, 2018
Bighorn sheep fills a niche as the only kind of wild sheep in the state of North Dakota.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Bighorns are the only kind of wild sheep in North Dakota
October 16, 2018 - 9:03am
October 9, 2018
Every year about this time, North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials remind hunters to find and verify their deer license.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: A few reminders for the upcoming deer gun season
October 9, 2018 - 12:22pm
October 7, 2018
Pheasant numbers in North Dakota look to be similar to last year, when hunters shot less than 310,000 roosters, the lowest total since 2000. Habitat loss and declining acreage in the federal Conservation Reserve Program have reduced pheasant numbers and hunter success since the CRP peak in the mid-2000s. Courtesy photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Tougher pheasant hunting the new normal in North Dakota
October 7, 2018 - 7:15am
October 2, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department private land biologists increased acreage in the PLOTS program by 25,000 acres.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some questions and answers about the PLOTS program
October 2, 2018 - 1:45pm
September 25, 2018
The requirement for the Harvest Information Program registration began in 1998.      N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: HIP helps monitor migratory bird harvests
September 25, 2018 - 12:39pm
September 18, 2018
Pheasants do better with warmer, drier conditions versus cooler, wetter conditions during the hatch, which peaks around the third week of June.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Fall preview highlights habitat partnerships
September 18, 2018 - 9:20am
September 16, 2018
North Dakota's spring duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and the fall flight is expected to be up 12 percent, the Game and Fish Department reported. Duck season opens Saturday, Sept. 22, in Minnesota and in North Dakota for resident hunters. Nonresident hunters can hunt waterfowl in North Dakota beginning Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Waterfowl preview: Duck numbers look good despite dry conditions
September 16, 2018 - 6:15am
September 11, 2018
This year’s duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, indicating more ducks produced in North Dakota will migrate south than last year.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Numbers look good for upcoming waterfowl openers
September 11, 2018 - 10:52am
September 6, 2018
North Dakota's summer roadside pheasant counts were down 61 percent statewide from last year, the Game and Fish Department said. North Dakota's pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 7. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
North Dakota pheasant numbers similar to last year; Huns up slightly and sharptails decline
September 6, 2018 - 5:11pm
September 4, 2018
North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials have been holding back tags until the hunter has purchased a general game license, either as part of a combination license, or individually.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: North Dakota hunters reminded that they need a general game license
September 4, 2018 - 10:20am
August 28, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has a number of rules and regulations in place to balance and reduce potential conflicts, which can and do occur when areas attract crowds, or people try to preempt space.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some regulations to remember as hunting seasons near
August 28, 2018 - 9:43am
August 21, 2018
Catch-and-release, especially of larger fish of just about any species, is common practice.      N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Catch-and-release fishing has become a common practice
August 21, 2018 - 12:14pm
August 19, 2018
Brad Dokken
Column: Walleye bust rumor turns out to be overstated
August 19, 2018 - 3:20pm
August 17, 2018
North Dakota's 2018 pronghorn season lottery has been held, and individual results are available on the state's Game and Fish website. Courtesy photo / North Dakota Game and Fish Department
One-tenth of pronghorn applications approved for North Dakota hunting licenses
August 17, 2018 - 2:27pm
August 7, 2018
Doug Leier
North Dakota Game and Fish has new zone structure for Canada goose season
August 7, 2018 - 5:03pm