Check The Ramps

Anglers Should Check Status of Missouri River Boat Ramps Anglers planning to fish the Missouri River this spring should take notice of which boat ramps are accessible. Bob Frohlich, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries development supervisor, says the damages from last year’s flood are still evident in some areas from the Garrison Dam…
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Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters

Wildlife, shooting, civic and fraternal organizations are encouraged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a grant program developed to assist in recruitment of the next generation of hunters and shooters. Grant funds will help cover event expenses, including promotional printing; event memorabilia such as shirts, caps or vests; ammunition and targets,…
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North Dakota Record Lake Trout

Royce Johnston’s catch March 6 broke a state record that hadn’t been touched in 30 years. The New Town angler reeled in a 16-pound, 6-ounce lake trout from the Garrison Dam Tailrace. The 33.5-inch fish broke the old record by more than two pounds. The previous record of 14 pounds, 4 ounces was taken from…
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Bighorn Sheep Auction

The Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation will auction a North Dakota bighorn sheep license at its annual fundraiser and banquet March 17 in Bloomington, Minn. North Dakota has auctioned a bighorn sheep license each year since 1986 to fund sheep projects in the state, raising more than $890,000. Last year’s license sold for…
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Despite Decline Of Smelt, Fishing On The Missouri River System Should Be Good

  Hydroacoustic surveys conducted by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks last July showed exceptional smelt populations in Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe. However, record releases from Garrison and Oahe dams resulted in substantial losses of smelt from the reservoirs during the later stages of summer. Dave Fryda,…
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