Anglers and hunters are reminded to be wary of ground conditions when traveling to and from a favorite fishery or hunting location.
Greg Power, fisheries chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said with fishing good statewide, many anglers are taking advantage of late-season ice and early-season shore fishing.
â€śHowever, travel can be difficult this time of year with the soft conditions,â€ť Power said. â€śWe urge anglers to use common sense when conditions are likely to cause problems with township roads and access points.â€ť
Wildlife chief Randy Kreil said spring snow goose and turkey hunters are encouraged to maintain positive landowner/hunter relations. â€śWe ask hunters to be cognizant of these conditions,â€ť Kreil said. â€śDriving on soft, muddy roads and trails is strongly discouraged.â€ť
Hunters are advised to seek permission before attempting any off-road travel on private land.
doug leier, outdoors, spring