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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Wanting to be a game warden, and becoming one, are two different things.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: How do you get a job as a game warden?
3 hours 12 min ago
January 16, 2018
While the winter of 2017 did not start out well for resident wildlife, the weather moderated by February and deer came through OK -- leading to a third straight year of license increases.  N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some highlights of 2017 North Dakota outdoors
January 16, 2018 - 10:40am
January 14, 2018
Dustin Seamands of Bismarck (left) drew a once-in-a-lifetime tag to shoot this new North Dakota record book ram Nov. 3, the opening day of North Dakota's bighorn sheep season. The ram's horns scored 177 1/8 after the mandatory 60-day drying period and also qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club's record book. The man on the right wasn't identified. (Submitted photo)
Two North Dakota bighorns break previous state record
January 14, 2018 - 6:31am
January 9, 2018
Biologists are often asked about feeding wildlife, and sometimes people don’t want to hear the answer.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Natural food plots is the best for wildlife management
January 9, 2018 - 10:36am
January 7, 2018
This 114-pound male mountain lion was killed by a car in September 2009 near Bemidji. Genetic tests suggested the cat originated in western North Dakota.  Archive photo / Minnesota DNR
Public's fascination with mountain lions based on fear, curiosity
January 7, 2018 - 6:00am
January 6, 2018
Derik Zimmel of Grand Forks shot this North Dakota buck in 2011. Zimmel drew both an elk license and a moose license for this past fall's hunting seasons. Submitted photo.
Grand Forks hunter Derik Zimmel recalls experience of drawing once-in-a-lifetime elk and moose tags in the same year
January 6, 2018 - 11:01am
January 2, 2018
In the past year, you have likely heard more and more discussion about insects and pollinators and their role in the food chain and nature.    N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Insects are a crucial food source for wildlife species
January 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 20, 2017
Mountain lions such as the cat in this undated photo have been legally hunted in North Dakota since 2005, when the Game and Fish Department offered its first season. N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Hunter takes mountain lion in eastern ND
December 20, 2017 - 5:44pm
December 19, 2017
It doesn’t hurt to review the rules and regulations for the upcoming ice fishing season.   N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some rules and regulations for the ice fishing season
December 19, 2017 - 10:57am
December 17, 2017
New northern pike regulations go into effect March 1 on Minnesota inland waters, but anglers can't begin targeting pike until the general fishing opener Saturday, May 12. Minnesota DNR photo
Outdoors notebook: New MN regulations, ND dates set
December 17, 2017 - 6:36am
December 12, 2017
North Dakota has a record number of lakes on the landscape right now and a lot of them have good populations of walleye, perch and/or northern pike.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some safety reminders for ice fishing
December 12, 2017 - 9:54am
December 10, 2017
The clearest trail camera image of the mountain lion on the west side of Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake was taken as the cat crossed a trail, its head and ears erect as if keeping tabs on its surroundings.
Mountain lion leaves trail of rumors in Devils Lake
December 10, 2017 - 8:38am
December 8, 2017
The clearest trail camera image of the mountain lion on the west side of Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake was taken as the cat crossed a trail, its head and ears erect as if keeping tabs on its surroundings.
Mountain lion spotted in Devils Lake, N.D. leaves trail of rumors
December 8, 2017 - 8:45pm
December 5, 2017
There’s something to be said for anglers who understand the heritage, and realize that while modern technology, gear and gadgets are fine, they aren’t afraid to try tactics and techniques that were successful in the past.     N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Doug Leier: Some information on last year's spearfishing season
December 5, 2017 - 10:59am
December 3, 2017
Commentary: ND deer hunters vent their frustrations at meeting
December 3, 2017 - 10:18am