Fishing For Free June 3-4

North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 3-4. That is the state’s Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not need a fishing license at any time…
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Have You Read? May ND Outdoors Magazine!

​The 2017 May North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. Outdoors editor Ron Wilson and Game and Fish communications supervisor Craig Bihrle have a great story Sage Grouse Recovery Effort Underway  with some great photographs. In April, North Dakota Game and Fish personnel moved 60 sage grouse – 40 females and 20…
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New Buffalo Record Set By Bow Fisherman

For the second time in less than three weeks, a North Dakota bow fisherman has set a new state record. Derek Larson, Mandan, arrowed a new record buffalo on May 5 to follow up a new record common carp taken by Derek Barnick of Tappen on April 21. Larson’s buffalo, pulled in from Heart Butte…
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First Fish Certificate

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding parents to capture their little angler’s first catch on a specially designed First Fish certificate. First Fish has no qualifying weights or measurements. The only requirement is the successful landing of a North Dakota fish. Certificates are available to all who request them, and have ample…
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Boat North Dakota Course

Boat owners are reminded that children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft alone this summer must first take the state’s boating basics course. North Dakota Game and Fish Department education coordinator Brian Schaffer recommends all boaters take a boater education course, however state law requires that only youngsters ages 12-15…
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