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2015 sharp-tailed grouse numbers are up

June 30, 2015

Statistics from the 2015 spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 22 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year.
Statewide, 4,346 sharptails were observed on spring dancing grounds this year compared to 3,551 in 2014. Male grouse recorded per square mile increased from 3.4 to 4.2. More than 1,000 square miles were covered.

2015 spring pheasant numbers are up!

June 29, 2015

North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is up 10 percent from last year, according to the State Game and Fish Department’s 2015 spring crowing count survey.
Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor, said the number of roosters heard crowing this spring was up statewide, with increases ranging from about 2 to 12 percent in the primary regions holding pheasants.
“A much improved production year for pheasants in spring 2014, coupled with the mild winter, produced a healthy breeding population this spring,” Kohn said.

have you seen?

June 26, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish fisheries production and development section leader Jerry Weigel talks about fish stocking. Click here to Watch! and then visit the fishing portal of the Game and Fish Department website right here or here http://gf.nd.gov/fishing/other-fishing-information for detailed information on stocking in North Dakota.

Game & Fish pay's property taxes

June 23, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently paid more than $533,500 in taxes to counties in which the department owns or leases land. The 2014 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners.
The Game and Fish Department manages more than 200,000 acres for wildlife habitat and public hunting in 51 counties. The department does not own or manage any land in Traill or Renville counties.

Fireworks banned on Wildlife Management Area's

June 22, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited.
The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting and fishing opportunities, and offer other outdoor recreational and educational uses. Only activities that would not disrupt the intentions of how these areas are managed are encouraged, and a fireworks display is not compatible.

2015 spring breeding duck survey

June 18, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski discusses the 2015 breeding duck survey. Click here to watch! For more detailed information on waterfowl in North Dakota including hunting seasons, rules and regulations click here or here:
http://www.gf.nd.gov/hunting/waterfowl

2015 spring breeding duck survey

June 18, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski discusses the 2015 breeding duck survey. Click here to watch! For more detailed information on waterfowl in North Dakota including hunting seasons, rules and regulations click here or here:
http://www.gf.nd.gov/hunting/waterfowl

have you read?

June 17, 2015

have you read?

camping restrictions lifted

June 16, 2015

The State Game and Fish Department will lift the Tuesday-Wednesday no camping restriction during the week of July 4 on those wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea that prohibit camping during those two days of the week.

watchable wildlife photo contest

June 15, 2015

The deadline for submitting photos to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Sept. 30.
The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place winners in each category determined by the number of qualified entries.
Contest entries are limited to digital files submitted on disk or via email. Contestants are limited to no more than five entries. Photos must have been taken in North Dakota.

 

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