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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Deer Samples Negative For CWD

Samples taken from North Dakota deer during the 2015 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish Department. Last fall, samples for CWD testing were taken from more than 1,200 deer harvested by hunters in the western third of the…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
   Game and Fish

Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Available

North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are scheduled to arrive at license vendors the week of March 7. The deadline for applying is March 23. A total of 338 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase…
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Spring Turkey Lottery Has Been Held And Licenses Remain

The 2016 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and hopeful hunters can check individual results by accessing the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov. A total of 883 licenses remain in 10 units. The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses, and hunters who did not apply in the first…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

2016 Spring Light Geese Season

The spring light geese conservation season runs from Feb. 20 to May 15 this year. Learn more about the season in this week’s webcast with migratory game bird management supervisor, Mike Szymanski right here. Full details of the spring snow goose season are right here

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