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Oct 3 Game and Fish update--youth pheasant season

October 3, 2012

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Oct. 6-7. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide.

Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota residents qualify for North Dakota resident licenses. Otherwise, nonresident youth hunters must purchase a nonresident small game license.

Sept 26 Game & Fish update-Fall Wetland Survey Conducted

September 26, 2012

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair wetland conditions statewide for duck hunting. However, hunters will need to plan ahead because most areas of the state are substantially drier than last year.

Sept 18 ND Game & Fish update

September 18, 2012

Rost, Hecker Named to Game and Fish Advisory Board
Governor Jack Dalrymple has appointed Tom Rost of Devils Lake and Dwight Hecker of Fairfield to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s advisory board.
The governor appoints eight Game and Fish Department advisors, each representing a multi-county section of the state, to serve as a liaison between the department and public.
Rost, an avid hunter and angler, replaces Tracy Gardner, Devils Lake, in District 3. Hecker, a farmer-rancher, replaces Wayne Gerbig of Amidon in District 8. Gerbig and Gardner’s terms expired on June 30.

Wes' World: It's a Dog's Life

September 12, 2012

If one were to time travel back to the turn of the last century via the old Times-Records one would see many many articles regarding loose dogs and packs of dogs pestering the citizens of Valley City. They started cracking down on them in 1912 insisting that they be licensed or else killed. Thus, in 1912 it became necessary to acquire a licence for ones' pooch or else for the princely sum of $1 or nearly $30 today.

Cavem Canus!

Valley City Dog Licenses 1912 $1 Starting Jan 6, 1912

Severin Risa had a Scotch Collie named Beveridge
H. Thorkelson’s, Terrier was Fritz

Wes' World: Teddy Roosevelt Visits Valley City (Better Late Than NEVER)

September 12, 2012

I plumb forgot about this....well, I didn't forget but I thought it was the 12th not the 7th that was the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Valley City, albeit a brief one, as he whistle-stop campaigned across the NP Railroad as the candidate for the PROGRESSIVE Bull Moose Party.

2012 North Dakota youth deer season

September 12, 2012

Friday, Sept. 14 at noon signals the start of a nine-and-a-half day deer hunting season for youth ages 12-15.

Licensed youth ages 12 and 13 are allowed to hunt statewide, but only for antlerless white-tailed deer. Deer hunters age 14 or 15 with a “youth season” license can hunt statewide for any deer, except antlerless mule deer in units 3B1, 3B2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. In addition, a special license is required to hunt antlered mule deer in those same units.

a few doe deer tags left

September 11, 2012

More than 2,000 licenses for antlerless deer are still available after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing.
These remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Sept. 19. These licenses are only available to individuals who have not already received a lottery or landowner license, and are valid only during the regular deer gun season, Nov. 9-25.

North Dakota baiting update

September 5, 2012

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding bowhunters that hunting deer over bait is now prohibited in deer units 3C, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1 and 3F2.

Expansion of the area in which hunting over bait is no longer allowed is in response to recent discoveries of chronic wasting disease in deer in part of southwestern North Dakota. In 2011 only unit 3F2, where the first two CWD positive deer were taken, was closed to hunting over bait.

Sharptail, Huns Show Slight Increase, Ruffs Down/Landowners Seek Doe Hunters

August 28, 2012

North Dakota hunters should expect to see a slight increase in sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge numbers this hunting season, based on spring survey numbers. However, the ruffed grouse population continues on a downward trend.
The season for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge opens Sept. 8.

Game and Fish news and notes for August 22-archery deer, dove openers and baiting reminder

August 22, 2012

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 31 at noon. Hunters must have an archery license to hunt during the bow season – there are no concurrent season deer gun licenses in 2012.
Bowhunters must follow all regulations of the managing agency when using tree stands on public hunting areas, including displaying the owner’s name, address and telephone number on tree stands left unattended on North Dakota Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas.

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