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NORTH DAKOTA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

Hunting of Canada geese in August and early September is intended to reduce local Canada goose numbers, which remain high.
The free printed PLOTS guides will be available in late August at most license vendors and other locations throughout the state.
North Dakota’s tundra swan season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Dec. 30.
As of Monday morning, Aug. 15, 840 any-antlerless licenses and 1,204 antlerless whitetail licenses remained.

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Long-billed curlews are a species of concern because of population declines, and they’re also seen as an indicator species for the health of grasslands, even agricultural lands.
Walleyes in Lake Sakakawea go deeper this time of year, and fish reeled in from deep water will likely die if released.
Levi Jacobson, North Dakota Game and Fish wildlife management area supervisor, talks about the setup with other agencies that own the wildlife areas in the state with host Mike Anderson.
In related hunting news, the early Canada goose season opens Monday, Aug. 15, in all three zones.
The pronghorn license fee is $30 for 16 and older, and $10 for under 16.
The primary regions holding pheasants showed 14.1 crows per stop in the southwest, down from 18.4 in 2021; 13.7 crows per stop in the northwest, down from 14.3; and 9.7 crows per stop in the southeast, down from 14.5.

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In this episode of North Dakota Outdoors, Game and Fish Department R3 coordinator Cayla Bendel shows how to prepare grilled fish tacos, which can be started the night before or made late-afternoon for a tasty dinnertime meal.
This spring, when farmers were battling snow, ice and cold, the same conditions giving farmers fits were frustrating for fisheries biologists and managers.
Residents and nonresidents who have not already received a lottery or landowner license are eligible to apply online by visiting the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.

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