RSS OUTDOOR NEWS & EVENTS

  • Cold & Snow Bring End to EHD Threat October 23, 2020
    By Nick Simonson Throughout late summer and early fall, the North Dakota Game & Fish Department (NDG&F) had received reports of dead and sick deer on the landscape throughout southwestern North Dakota.  As September progressed into October, the reports remained steady and expanded throughout the western half of the state. Charlie Bahnson, NDG&F Veterinarian, confirmed... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • Our Outdoors: Vote Like Your Hunting & Fishing Depends on It October 22, 2020
    By Nick Simonson Some hunting seasons bring snow, cold, winds and inhospitable conditions which we as hunters prepare for in order to pursue an oft-anticipated portion of our year, and in the end find success in the field through our efforts.  These efforts may start way back in spring or summer, getting into shape through... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • RAP Aids Wardens in Protecting Wildlife October 21, 2020
     By Doug Leier Most hunters, and nonhunters for that matter, are shocked, surprised and maybe a little bewildered, when they learn that just 35 game wardens safeguard North Dakota’s vast hunting and fishing resources across the state.    Certainly, no one has led me to believe those warden numbers are too high. Just think of... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • The Fine Points of Mentoring October 21, 2020
    By John Bradley, NDWF Executive Director My dad recently told me a story about his little brother who, on his first gun season in Southern Minnesota, was dropped off in a tree grove before sunrise, given a couple slugs for his shotgun, and was strictly told to sit here and wait until someone came to... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • Clay Target League Growth Surges During Pandemic October 20, 2020
    By Nick Simonson While many other fall sports saw participation decline or be cancelled outright due to concerns over the resurgent pandemic, the activities of trap and skeet shooting have grown by more than 25 percent in this unique time of returning to school in a hybrid or completely online setting.  Able to conduct regular... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • EHD Impact Spurs G&F to Offer Refunds to Western ND Whitetail Hunters October 20, 2020
    NDG&F Press Release Based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality in western North Dakota caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, the state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail licenses in units 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F the option of turning those licenses in for... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • Our Outdoors: Musts for Gusts October 16, 2020
    By Nick Simonson Beyond the usual celebration of dog and bird and of field boots and swinging shotguns, this year’s pheasant opener was highlighted by another frequent autumn occurrence in the upper Midwest: gusty conditions.  In the gales that topped forty miles per hour on one stretch of my first weekend walks, the pines around... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • Seeing Double: A C&R Story October 14, 2020
    By Nick Simonson For most anglers, a walleye of 30 inches or better is the fish of a lifetime.  That magic number signals a true trophy and is often the threshold at which many would consider zipping back to the launch and off to the taxidermist to get the fish mounted.  However, for Jamie Risovi,... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • A Safety Top 10 October 14, 2020
    By Doug Leier What are the most important reminders as fall hunting seasons are in full stride? Knowing the limits? Having the right license? Taking a kid hunting? These are all good, but the list below should occupy the top spot: 1. Treat every firearm with the same respect due a loaded firearm. 2. Control... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors
  • Upward Trends October 13, 2020
    By Nick Simonson Autumn is always a time of optimism for many hunters as opportunities for excitement abound over the top of each rise and in the shady depths of every creek bottom.  Putting the approach of winter aside, fall provides so much in the way of hopefulness in the pursuit of game that it... […]
    dakotaedgeoutdoors