photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Wetland Conditions Good For Duck Hunting

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates good but variable wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Migratory game bird biologist Andy Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number of wetlands holding water, while the south central and southeast have also seen improvement from last year’s fall…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Have You Seen This Week’s North Dakota Outdoors Online Video?

  Have you seen this week’s North Dakota Outdoors Online video? This week North Dakota Game and Fish previews the 2016 waterfowl season in its online webcast with migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski. You can watch the video right here: or https://gf.nd.gov/ndo-webcast Find out more on waterfowl and other hunting at the Game and Fish Department website hunting tab right here or…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Waterfowl Hunters Reminded Of ANS Regulations

Waterfowl hunters are reminded to do their part in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species into or within North Dakota. Waterfowl hunters must remove plants and plant fragments from decoys, strings and anchors; remove plants seeds and plant fragments from waders and other equipment before leaving hunting areas; remove all water from decoys, boats,…
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photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Youth Waterfowl Weekend Is Sept. 17-18

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl season is Sept. 17-18. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers statewide. The daily bag limit and species restrictions for the youth season are the same as for regular duck and goose seasons. Exception: the additional two blue-winged…
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photo by Harold Umber, ND Game and Fish

Duck Brood Numbers Up From Last Year

State Game and Fish Department biologists expect a fall duck flight from North Dakota that is similar to last year, based on observations from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey. This year’s brood index came in at 3.89 broods per square mile, which is up 11 percent from last year. The statewide average since the…
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