The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 5,815 wild turkey licenses for the spring hunting season, 65 fewer than last year.
Two of the 22 hunting units have slightly more spring licenses than in 2014, two have fewer and 17 remain the same. Unit 21 (most of Hettinger and Adams counties) is again closed in 2015 due to lack of turkeys in the unit.
This weekâ€™s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Johnson talks about the winter waterfowl survey. Click here to Watch! More information on waterfowl in North Dakota is available here http://gf.nd.gov/hunting/waterfowl and
The January issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is out and has a review of the 2014 year in outdoors. Game and Fish Deputy Director Scott Peterson walks through the highs and lows and a look at some of the 2015 issues and opportunities as well. Plus a look at North Dakota watchable wildlife photo contest winners. Check these stories and more for free in the full January issue available right here: or here
The Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort connecting coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas, has been reopened by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
â€śI encourage landowners, especially farmers and ranchers who have problems with coyote depredation, to sign up for the Coyote Catalog,â€ť said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. â€śHunting and trapping are valuable tools in managing these predators.â€ť
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 202 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2015.
The deadline for applying is March 1. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants can apply together as a party. A separate check is required for each application.
The nonresident any-deer bow application is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. The application must be printed and sent in to the department.
This weekâ€™s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF big game biologist Jason Smith talks about an ongoing moose study. Click here to Watch! To learn more about moose in North Dakota click here http://gf.nd.gov/hunting/big-game/moose
North Dakota citizens with an interest in supporting wildlife conservation programs are reminded to look for the Watchable Wildlife checkoff on the state tax form.
The state income tax form gives wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to support nongame wildlife like songbirds and birds of prey, while at the same time contributing to programs that help everyone enjoy all wildlife.
The state Game and Fish Departmentâ€™s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2015 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15.
The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories â€“ 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of 8x42 binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from the three winners.
This weekâ€™s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. NDGF furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker talks about mountain lions, coyotes and other furbearers in North Dakota. Click here to Watch!
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has initiated a winter creel survey in the south central part of the state to learn who is fishing and what theyâ€™re catching.
â€śOur guys will be hitting various small district lakes scattered throughout south central North Dakota, primarily in Logan and McIntosh counties and northern Kidder County, where you find clusters of lakes,â€ť said Scott Gangl, department fisheries management section leader.