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Hunter Education Classes

    Most hunter education courses have wrapped up for 2016. However, individuals or parents with children who will need to take a course in 2017 should monitor the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov, as classes that begin in January will be added to the Buy and Apply link as soon as…
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Mountain Lion Zone 1 Early Season Ends, Late Season Opens

    North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 20, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took three cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under a new season structure this year, a conditional season could open…
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Have You Seen? Salmon In North Dakota

You may not realize that salmon are found in the Missouri River System in North Dakota. This weeks North Dakota Outdoors Webcast updates the fall Salmon Egg Collection Update Find out how this year’s salmon egg collection on Lake Sakakawea went in this week’s webcast with fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler. There’s more on salmon on our Game…
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Have You Seen? November North Dakota Outdoors Magazine FREE!

The 2016 November  issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. One of my favorite stories takes you into some of my Game and Fish coworkers lives with first person accounts of “First Deer, Trophy Memories” The state’s first modern deer season was 1931. That was the first year a…
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Some Refuges Open To Late-Season Upland Game

Hunters are reminded that several North Dakota national wildlife refuges open to late-season upland game bird hunting the day after the deer gun season closes. Arrowwood, Audubon, Des Lacs, J. Clark Salyer, Lake Alice, Lake Zahl, Long Lake, Lostwood, Tewaukon (pheasants only), and Upper Souris NWRs open Nov. 21. However, portions of each refuge are closed…
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