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December 1, 2013
ND hunters, anglers cautioned about ice conditions
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is cautioning hunters to be wary of where they hunt as freeze-up begins. Officials say North Dakota's small and mid-size waters are starting to freeze, giving the appearance of safe foot travel. But boat and water safety...
December 1, 2013 - 11:00am
November 30, 2013
Late-season hunting coming to close soon in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota waterfowl hunters are being reminded that the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close on Sunday. However, duck hunting in the High Plains Unit reopens Dec. 7 and continues through Dec. 29. The unit is basically northwestern North...
November 30, 2013 - 12:50pm
November 29, 2013
ND deer muzzleloader season getting under way
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One North Dakota deer hunting season has closed, but another is opening. North Dakota's deer gun season closed on Sunday, but the muzzleloader hunting season runs from noon Friday Central time through Dec. 15. Hunters with a lottery muzzleloader license...
November 29, 2013 - 2:50pm
North Dakota Outdoors: Plenty of outdoor opportunities late in the season
Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors For many hunters, November is a peak and valley, the best of times and the worst of times. As North Dakota’s popular deer gun hunting season opens and closes, thousands of hunters begin and end their hunting activities within the 16 1/2...
November 29, 2013 - 7:24am
Outdoors: .338 Win. Mag.: A great cartridge
Bernie Kuntz, Outdoors In the summer of 1969 I hopped on a bus at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego where I was in radio school, and traveled north to South Gate, a suburb of Los Angeles, and headquarters of the Weatherby Co. In my pocket was $350 — more than...
November 29, 2013 - 7:22am
Dakota Recreation Report
Nov. 29, 2013 Patricia Stockdill Outdoor Notes: Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check with local bait shops for any ice condition information. Arrowwood, Audubon, Des Lacs, J. Clark Salyer, Lake Alice, Lake...
November 29, 2013 - 7:21am
November 27, 2013
Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasants once drew hundreds of weekend hunters to Fairbury, Neb., each fall, filling the 45 rooms at Randy Brown's Capri Motel with sportsmen eager to bag their limits. But times have changed. The native grasslands and milo crops that used to dot surrounding...
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November 27, 2013 - 7:50pm
November 26, 2013
Late-season bird hunting OK at refuges
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s deer gun season has closed, but the state Game and Fish Department says there are still some hunting opportunities in North Dakota. Several national wildlife refuges in the state opened to late-season upland game bird hunting on Monday They include...
November 26, 2013 - 6:44am
November 25, 2013
Refuges in ND open to late-season bird hunting
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's deer gun season has closed, but the state Game and Fish Department says there are still some hunting opportunities in North Dakota. Several national wildlife refuges in the state opened to late-season upland game bird hunting on Monday They...
November 25, 2013 - 12:50pm
November 22, 2013
Deer hunting with a friend
By Bernie Kuntz “It was strange about time; it slipped under a man like quiet water, soft and unheeded but taking a part of him with every drop — a little quickness of the muscles, a little sharpness of the eye, a little of his youngness, until by and by he found it had taken...
November 22, 2013 - 9:44am
November 16, 2013
Lake Sakakawea State Park hosting wheelchair hunt
PICK CITY, N.D. (AP) — Lake Sakakawea State Park this weekend is holding its annual hunt for people who use wheelchairs. The special hunt is held the second weekend of North Dakota's deer gun season. The park and campground north of Pick City is closed for the weekend...
November 16, 2013 - 9:50am
Hunters rescued after boat capsizes
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Nearby hunters are being credited for helping save three men whose boat capsized on a Meeker County lake while duck hunting Friday morning. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said the men’s boat apparently capsized while they were retrieving ducks, sending...
November 16, 2013 - 7:16am
November 15, 2013
Lion shot that may have been by school
BISMARCK (AP) — State wildlife officials say there is no way to know for sure whether a mountain lion that was shot and killed south of Bismarck is the same one that was spotted near an elementary school in the area. A deer hunter killed the 85-pound female lion on Friday. Tom...
November 15, 2013 - 7:33am
The care and feeding of labs
Bernie Kuntz, For the Sun One of my favorite Charlie Brown comic strips shows the beagle, Snoopy, carrying his dog dish up to Charlie brown and expectantly sitting with the dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown then goes on a lengthy tirade about it being “too early” for feeding,...
November 15, 2013 - 7:33am
Sharing in the bounty of the state’s outdoors
Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors In 2013, North Dakota has fewer deer licenses than in any year since 1983, and anyone who was lucky enough to receive a license can only have one for the deer gun season. That’s a big change from even five years ago when the state allocated...
November 15, 2013 - 7:32am