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  • Spring Trout Tips for Prairie Lakes April 11, 2021
    By Nick Simonson With the early spring and a fast ice out this season, fishing options are opening quickly, and trout angling provides a chance at bigger holdover fish from last year’s stockings.  Those trout that remain in lakes across the upper Midwest are active in cold water and they’re usually quite a bit bigger... […]
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  • NWTF Programs Succeeding in ND April 10, 2021
    By Nick Simonson As spring turkey hunting season kicks off across North Dakota, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is looking through its Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt program to continue advancing its missions of improving habitat for the birds in the state, putting more hunters on the landscape and increasing their access to... […]
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  • Our Outdoors: A Moment of Calm April 9, 2021
    By Nick Simonson Coming over the rise and down the gravel road to the boat launch, the early morning sun reflected off the sprawling lake, which was only slightly dappled by a light and variable breeze.  It was the first time I had arrived at the water this season where a chop wasn’t already rolling... […]
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  • Wardens See Uptick in 2020 Activity April 9, 2021
    By Doug Leier The challenges of the past year have impacted all jobs and North Dakota game wardens were no different.   In a similar way to how virtual conferences and online shopping were suddenly more popular than ever due to the reduced contact and concentration, so too was time outdoors. Fresh air and wide-open spaces... […]
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  • The Eyes Have It April 4, 2021
    By Nick Simonson There’s a curlytailed grub that’s getting tougher and tougher to find, to the point where I have to order it directly from the manufacturer’s site to ensure I have enough for the season.  While it comes in standard white and yellow, two must-have colors for my spring fishing, along both sides of... […]
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  • Our Outdoors: A Season You Don’t Want To Miss April 3, 2021
    By Nick Simonson The past week has been my busiest in the outdoors, as it has been for the last eight years.  There’s been more to get done than loading up for pheasant opener at the farm.  The checklist is far longer than the one leading up to the start of firearms deer season.  Fishing,... […]
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  • ND Tag Lottery Pointers April 2, 2021
    By Doug Leier Understanding how the Game and Fish Department’s lottery and bonus point system works can help license applicants make better decisions based on their expectations.    First, it’s a matter of understanding the lottery system. Terminology is key when you think of a bonus point versus the misnomer of a preference point. There is no preference. Just... […]
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  • Spring Turkey Hunting Preview March 28, 2021
    By Nick Simonson With an increase of nearly 800 tags over last season, North Dakota’s turkey hunters are getting set for a spring hunt which may be one of the best in recent memory, which is especially amazing considering a near all-time high for turkey hunters last spring, and the second-highest harvest of turkeys ever... […]
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  • The Outdoor Heritage Fund is a Boon to ND Hunters & Anglers March 27, 2021
    By John Bradley North Dakota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) may be the best conservation tool in the state, yet if you stopped any hunter or angler at your favorite outdoor store, they would probably give you a blank stare if you asked them what the Outdoor Heritage Fund does.  It’s understandable as projects are not... […]
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  • Our Outdoors: Don’t Think Twice – Wear One March 26, 2021
    By Nick Simonson As anglers, we proudly display our passions on our sleeves, quite literally.  Sweatshirts emblazoned with Rapala, Vexilar, Huk and Humminbird logos are as standard issue amongst our ranks as camouflage is within the armed forces. Whether it’s due to brand loyalty or just some clothing picked up with a purchase or as... […]
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