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2015 NASP State Tournament

January 28, 2015

North Dakota’s National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is moving to a new venue to accommodate a growing number of participants.
NASP state coordinator Jeff Long said he expects more than 500 students to participate in this year’s state tournament, scheduled for March 21-22 at the All Seasons Arena in Minot.
“This event continues to grow each year,” Long said. “The All Seasons Arena in Minot is an ideal location to host the tourney.”

2015 spring turkey applications

January 26, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 5,815 wild turkey licenses for the spring hunting season, 65 fewer than last year.
Two of the 22 hunting units have slightly more spring licenses than in 2014, two have fewer and 17 remain the same. Unit 21 (most of Hettinger and Adams counties) is again closed in 2015 due to lack of turkeys in the unit.

have you seen?

January 23, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Johnson talks about the winter waterfowl survey. Click here to Watch! More information on waterfowl in North Dakota is available here http://gf.nd.gov/hunting/waterfowl and

January North Dakota Outdoors

January 22, 2015

The January issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is out and has a review of the 2014 year in outdoors. Game and Fish Deputy Director Scott Peterson walks through the highs and lows and a look at some of the 2015 issues and opportunities as well. Plus a look at North Dakota watchable wildlife photo contest winners. Check these stories and more for free in the full January issue available right here: or here
http://gf.nd.gov/publications

coyote catalog

January 22, 2015

The Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort connecting coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas, has been reopened by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

“I encourage landowners, especially farmers and ranchers who have problems with coyote depredation, to sign up for the Coyote Catalog,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “Hunting and trapping are valuable tools in managing these predators.”

non-resident any deer bow licenses

January 21, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 202 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2015.

The deadline for applying is March 1. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants can apply together as a party. A separate check is required for each application.

The nonresident any-deer bow application is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. The application must be printed and sent in to the department.

have you seen?

January 16, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF big game biologist Jason Smith talks about an ongoing moose study. Click here to Watch! To learn more about moose in North Dakota click here http://gf.nd.gov/hunting/big-game/moose

warchable wildlife checkoff

January 13, 2015

North Dakota citizens with an interest in supporting wildlife conservation programs are reminded to look for the Watchable Wildlife checkoff on the state tax form.
The state income tax form gives wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to support nongame wildlife like songbirds and birds of prey, while at the same time contributing to programs that help everyone enjoy all wildlife.

Earth Day patch contest

January 12, 2015

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2015 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15.
The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories – 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of 8x42 binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from the three winners.

have you seen?

January 9, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker talks about mountain lions, coyotes and other furbearers in North Dakota. Click here to Watch!

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