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May 15, 2019
As boating, fishing and water recreation activity increases from late spring through summer, please take the time to plan, prepare and adhere to safety rules and regulations. NDGF
Doug Leier: Planning is key for the upcoming boating season
May 15, 2019 - 3:42pm
April 24, 2019
Historically, from Washburn down past Bismarck-Mandan, the first boats in the water on the Missouri River have occurred anywhere from late February through early April.  N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Loud nighttime boaters face fines under bill approved by Burgum
April 24, 2019 - 9:31am
September 6, 2018
The now-discontinued paper license certificates held a place for the general game and habitat license, clearly stating its requirement for all hunting except furbearer. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Hunters need general game license
September 6, 2018 - 6:54am
August 29, 2018
The Game and Fish Department has a number of rules and regulations in place to balance and reduce potential conflicts, which can and do occur when areas attract crowds, or people try to preempt space. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Regulations to remember as hunting season nears
August 29, 2018 - 7:03pm
August 22, 2018
Catch-and-release, especially of larger fish of just about any species, is common practice. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Catch-and-release has become common practice
August 22, 2018 - 3:09pm
July 12, 2018
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to stocking a new lake for fishing. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Stocking fish more than simply that
July 12, 2018 - 4:58pm
July 6, 2018
North Dakota’s 2018 spring pheasant population index was down 30 percent from the same time last year because of reduced production last year. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Spring pheasant population down 30 percent
July 6, 2018 - 4:07pm
June 28, 2018
ND marinas challenged by high water
June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
June 20, 2018
Entries for the Catch and Release Club must meet minimum-length requirements and be released unharmed back into the water. Another angler must witness and verify the measurement and release.
Doug Leier: Qualifying for 'Whopper' and 'Catch and Release' clubs
June 20, 2018 - 1:08pm
June 13, 2018
Boat safety class at Marina Thursday
June 13, 2018 - 6:54am
June 7, 2018
National statistics show failure to wear a PFD is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents. Photo courtesy NDGF
Doug Leier: Safety a big factor to those outdoors
June 7, 2018 - 6:51pm
May 20, 2018
Psycho Billy Marine Service owner John Hanna installs cables for a new head unit on a Hewescraft 200 Sea Runner on Monday, May 14, 2018. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
May 20, 2018 - 6:35am
August 9, 2017
The boat Bob Brott of Eden Prairie, Minn., and his cousin, Gary Soucie of Fairfield, Neb., were fishing in near Garden Island capsized July 31 after the bilge pump failed. The two men clung to the boat as it drifted into Ontario, where they were rescued nearly two days later. (Photo/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
For two anglers on Lake of the Woods, their boat taking on water was only the beginning of a two-day nightmare
August 9, 2017 - 5:55pm
July 16, 2017
A North Dakota Game and Fish Department employee removes vegetation and drains water after working on the James River near Jamestown, N.D. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Q & A: Aquatic nuisance species remain relatively scarce in N.D. waters
July 16, 2017 - 9:48am
April 1, 2017
The entry sign to the Van Hook Recreation site gives a quick look at the services available at the most popular boat ramp access points anywhere on Lake Sakakawea. The site is managed by the Mountrail County Park Board, under lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune
Van Hook braces for drilling
April 1, 2017 - 4:24pm