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2015 deer application deadline

June 3, 2015

North Dakota deer hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting applications for the 2015 gun season is June 3. Hunters are encouraged to apply online at the State Game and Fish Department website,

The deadline applies to muzzleloader, regular gun, gratis and nonresident landowner, and youth antlered mule deer applications (specifically for antlered mule deer in units 3B1, 3B2, and 4A-4F).

North Dakota Outdoors magazine FREE

May 29, 2015

have you read?
The May issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now. It’s highlighted by an in depth story from fisheries biologisst Todd Caspers and Randy Hiltner examining the health of Devils Lake fisheries and a biological assessment of possible special fishing regulations. Also a full review of the outdoors bills from the 2015 North Dakota legislative session and a guide to catching catfish on the Red River. Check these stories and more for free in the full May issue available right here: or here

message from ND Game and Fish Director. go fish!

May 28, 2015

Free fishing weekend is coming!

summer water safety

May 27, 2015

Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department boat and water safety coordinator Nancy Boldt said safety begins with wearing a personal flotation device, and knowing what’s below the surface of the water.
“Water recreationists need to be alert and safe,” Boldt said. “Swimmers need to know the water’s depth, as serious injuries can occur from diving into water. Large objects hidden below the water’s surface can lead to significant injury.”

free fishing weekend

May 26, 2015

North Dakota anglers are reminded they can fish for free June 6-7.

That is the weekend North Dakota residents may fish without a license. All other fishing regulations apply.

Refer to the 2014-16 North Dakota Fishing Guide for season information.

have you seen?

May 22, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at North Dakota Game and Fish wildlife division chief Jeb Williams talks about the 2015 deer lottery. Click here to Watch! and find full details about the 2015 deer season by clicking here or here

boating courtesy

May 20, 2015

Boaters are reminded to exercise patience and plan accordingly when heading to a lake or river this summer.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department receives a number of complaints every year about overly aggressive behavior at boat ramps. A few simple reminders will help ensure a fluent transition when launching and loading a boat.

Don't pull onto ramp until your boat is ready to launch.
Prepare for launching in the parking area. Remove covers, load equipment, remove tie downs, attach lines and put in drain plug, before backing onto the ramp.

leave baby wildlife alone

May 19, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department emphasizes a simple message to well-intentioned humans who want to pick up and rescue what appear to be orphaned baby animals – don’t touch them. Whether it is a young fawn, duckling, cottontail rabbit or a songbird, it is better to just leave them alone.
More often than not young animals are not abandoned or deserted, and the mother is probably watching nearby. Young wildlife are purposely placed into seclusion by their mothers to protect them from predators.

exotic species update

May 18, 2015

Outdoor water recreationists are once again reminded to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in North Dakota.
State Game and Fish Department ANS coordinator Fred Ryckman applauds the efforts of those who keep North Dakota waters free of unwanted species.

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