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Fishing For Free June 4-5

North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for freeJune 4-5. 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 of year.…
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Be Courteous At Boat Ramps

Boaters are reminded to exercise patience and plan accordingly when heading to a lake or river this summer.The North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives a number of complaints every year about overly aggressive behavior at boat ramps. A few simple reminders will help ensure a fluent transition when launching and loading a boat. Launching…
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photo by Harold Umber, ND Game and Fish

Leave Baby Animals Alone

  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department emphasizes a simple message to well-intentioned humans who want to pick up and rescue what appear to be orphaned baby animals – don’t touch them. Whether it is a young fawn, duckling, cottontail rabbit or a songbird, it is better to just leave them alone. More often…
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May North Dakota Outdoors Magazine

The 2016 May issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now. It’s a “catch” with a feature Walleye Tagging Study Delivers Answers  by editor Ron Wilson.  On a cold, windy April morning better suited for telling fishing stories indoors, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists tagged and released 21…
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Don’t Forget To Apply For Deer Tag

North Dakota deer hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting applications for the 2016 gun season is June 1. Hunters are encouraged to apply online at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline applies to muzzleloader, regular gun, gratis and nonresident landowner, and youth antlered mule deer applications (specifically for antlered mule deer in…
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