Bighorn Sheep Auction

The Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation will auction a North Dakota bighorn sheep license at its annual fundraiser and banquet March 17 in Bloomington, Minn. North Dakota has auctioned a bighorn sheep license each year since 1986 to fund sheep projects in the state, raising more than $890,000. Last year’s license sold for…
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Despite Decline Of Smelt, Fishing On The Missouri River System Should Be Good

  Hydroacoustic surveys conducted by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks last July showed exceptional smelt populations in Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe. However, record releases from Garrison and Oahe dams resulted in substantial losses of smelt from the reservoirs during the later stages of summer. Dave Fryda,…
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Spring Turkey Drawing Held, Licenses Remain

  The 2012 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 700 licenses remain in nine units. The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses, and hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are also eligible. Licenses remain in unit 03, Benson and Ramsey counties and a portion of Pierce…
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Moose, Elk & Bighorn Sheep 2011 Success Rates

2011 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2011 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 88 percent for moose and 50 percent for elk. Four bighorn sheep units were open in 2011. Game and Fish issued one license…
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A Thank You To Hunter Ed Instructors

Hunter Education Volunteers Recognized Volunteer instructors for North Dakota’s hunter education program were recognized Feb. 11 for their contributions of teaching students the importance of hunter safety and ethics. Instructor of the year and years of service awards were presented at the annual hunter education workshop and awards banquet held in Bismarck. Larry Thompson of…
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