Tentative 2017 Season Opening Dates

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2017, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year. Dates become official when approved by governor’s proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2017 include: Spring Turkey – April 8 Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Dove, Mountain Lion…
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Have You Seen This Week’s North Dakota Outdoors Video? Ice Fishing Regulations

  Ice is starting to form on our lakes and ponds, and soon it will be time to break out the ice fishing gear. This webcast discusses some of the regulations currently in place for ice fishing in North Dakota. Find out more ice fishing regulations right here: https://gf.nd.gov/fishing More video’s are available right here…
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Ice Awareness For Hunters, Anglers

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is urging winter anglers and late-season hunters to use extreme caution when venturing out on ice until the state has experienced a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures. Heavy snow and wind accompanying a late November snowstorm over parts of the state are creating slush in many lakes, which…
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Register To Darkhouse Spearfish

All individuals who participate in darkhouse spearfishing must first register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department office. Two notable changes from last year related to spearing are that materials used to mark holes must be in possession of anglers and spearers as soon…
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Winter Anglers Reminded Of New Regulations

Anglers fishing North Dakota waters this winter are reminded of new regulations implemented since last year. The statewide possession limit for bluegill, yellow perch and white bass has been reduced from 80 to 40 each. Sweet Briar Dam and Braun Lake are now open to darkhouse spearfishing, while Larimore Dam and Wood Lake are closed…
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