walleye release

Have You Seen? New Fishing Regulations Begin April 1

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photo by Ed Bry, ND Game and Fish

Whooping Crane Migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. Whoopers stand about five feet tall and…
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photo by Harold Umber, ND Game and Fish

Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Due March 23

Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications must be submitted online, or postmarked, before midnight March 23. To apply online, or to print out an application to mail, access the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Applications are also available at Game and Fish offices and license vendors. Residents age 18 or older are reminded to prove…
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summer fishing

2016-18 Fishing Regulations Set, New License Required

North Dakota’s 2016-18 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2018. Anglers are reminded that new fishing licenses are required April 1. Noteworthy regulation changes include: ·         A free fishing weekend was added for North Dakota residents during the ice fishing season. In the coming winter, the free weekend…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
   Game and Fish

North Dakota’s Bighorn Sheep Population Up 8%

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 292 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up 8 percent from last year and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 88 rams, 160 ewes and 44 lambs. Not included are approximately 30 bighorns in the North Unit…
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