Bighorn Sheep Population Declines

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2017 bighorn sheep survey, completed by recounting lambs in March, revealed a minimum of 265 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, down 11 percent from 2016 and 9 percent below the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 91 rams, 149 ewes and 25 lambs. Not included are approximately 20…
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Deadline Extended For Moose, Elk, Bighorn Sheep.

The North Dakota State Information Technology Department is experiencing issues regarding the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing system. Therefore, Game and Fish has extended the moose, elk and bighorn sheep application deadline another 48 hours to March 30. Applications must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

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Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Deadline March 28

North Dakotans who want to hunt elk, moose and bighorn sheep in 2018 are reminded the deadline for submitting applications is March 28. Prospective hunters can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. General lottery applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Preferential landowner (gratis) applications must be submitted online. Paper applications are…
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2017 Bighorn Sheep, Moose And Elk Harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2017 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 92 percent for moose and 58 percent for elk. The department issued four bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All five hunters harvested a bighorn ram. The department issued 245…
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North Dakota Outdoors

Hunting, fishing, trapping, conservation, outdoors Doug Leier

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