photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Hunting From Duck Boats Requires Safety

Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets already built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slow the loss of critical body heat caused by exposure…
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photo by Harold Umber, ND Game and Fish

Duck Brood Numbers Up From Last Year

State Game and Fish Department biologists expect a fall duck flight from North Dakota that is similar to last year, based on observations from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey. This year’s brood index came in at 3.89 broods per square mile, which is up 11 percent from last year. The statewide average since the…
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photoby Craig Birhle, ND Game and Fish

HIP, Federal Duck Stamp Requirements

Harvest Information Program registration for all migratory game bird hunters, regardless of age, and a federal duck stamp for waterfowl hunters age 16 and older, are required beginning Sept. 1. Migratory game birds include ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coots. Hunters can HIP certify…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Spring Breeding Duck Numbers Tallied

  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey conducted in May showed an index of 3.4 million birds, down 5 percent from last year. “The spring migration was well ahead of normal as open fields and warm temperatures allowed early migrants to pass quickly through the state,” said migratory game…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
   Game and Fish

Have You Seen? Baby Wildlife!

This week’s North Dakota Outdoors video features North Dakota Game and Fish biologist Pat Isackson. Many animals across the state are raising young this time of year. What should you do and not do when you come across wild baby animals? The video is here or ://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast. Learn more about wildlife of North Dakota by…
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