photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
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2016 North Dakota Deer Applications Available

North Dakota’s 2016 deer season is set with 49,000 licenses available to hunters this fall, 5,725 more than last year. Jeb Williams, wildlife chief for the State Game and Fish Department, said population and harvest data indicate the state’s deer population is stable to increasing, primarily due to seven years of reduced gun licenses combined…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Rainbow Smelt Die-off Occurring In Lake Sakakawea

A fish kill affecting adult rainbow smelt is ongoing in portions of the upper half of Lake Sakakawea, according to Dave Fryda, Missouri River System fisheries supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Fryda said the cause of the die-off has been documented numerous times in North Dakota in the past. “The vast majority…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
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Have You Seen? 2016 Deer Season Preview

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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 room…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND 
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2016 Bow Licenses Available June 1

Hunters have been asking about the availability of archery deer tags for the 2016 hunting season. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its 2016 deer bow licenses and tags will be available online and at license vendors around the state starting on June 1. For a list of retail license vendors that will have…
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