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 By Stephanie Ler    Outdoors    May 17, 2017

Summer Events on Maah Daah Hey Trail

The 97 miles of the Maah Daah Hey trail span from the north end of the US Forest Service CCC Campground, 20 miles south of Watford City, to Sully Creek State Park, south of Medora. The trail, named fo...

 

Surge In Yellowstone May Coincide With Paddlefish Opener

A surge of water is heading downstream, just in time for the opening of paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River Monday. That's according to Mike Backes, fisheries manager for Fish, Wildlife &...

 

Kids Fishing Day Held May 11

The MonDak Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited held their annual Kids Fishing Day May 11 for Sidney area 5th graders at Gartside Dam. (Photos submitted)...

 

Paddlefishing in Montana Opens May 15

It’s about that time of year for anglers to dust off their fishing rods and go down to their prime locations to try their hand at snagging paddlefish. The paddlefish season this year is from May 15th to June 30. However, the season will close...

 

North Star Caviar Unable To Provide Services For 2017 Paddlefish Season

Williston, ND, April 12, 2017: North Star Caviar regrets to announce the plant closure for the 2017 season. The change in the caviar market price and supply in 2016 due to the Chinese farm raised product flooding the market has critically affected...

 

The Re-Tree Richland County​ 3.0 Program ​May 6

Applications are now available for the Re-Tree Richland County 3.0 program. They are available at Sidney City Hall located at 115 2nd St. SE, Sidney, MT, 59270. This is a free hands-on workshop, which teaches people proper tree planting and care...

 

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Application Deadline March 30

Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by...

 

Hunter Education Rifle Classroom Course

Orientation/walk in registration for the spring 2017 Hunter Education class will be 6-8 p.m., Feb. 13 at Eastern Ag Research Center, 1501 North Central Ave., Sidney, MT. Work books will be handed out and assignments given. All chapter quizzes must...

 

Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicates that mule deer had another good year of fawn production. Biologists counted 3,003 (2,157 in 2015) mule deer in the annual aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of...

 

Permit Required to Possess Dead Deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer, or any part of a dead deer such as a skull and antlers, found near a road or in a field. Only shed...

 

Find Your Deer License

Now is the time to locate your deer license and check it for accuracy. Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can’t find their license. When that happens, it’s...

 

FWP Salmon Spawn on Fort Peck Reservoir has Begun

Fisheries crews began collecting adult Chinook salmon starting last week in hopes of collecting a large number of eggs, which will be raised to juveniles and released back into the reservoir in 2017. Crews are using electrofishing boats and...

 

Walleye Tourney Will Benefit George Carpenter, Oct. 15th

Come down to the river, Saturday, Oct. 15th for the Yellowstone River Rats Jig-N-Crank Fest Walleye Tournament at the Richland Park Boat Ramp, north of Sidney on County Road 128, 2 miles east of MT...

 

Youth-only Deer Hunt Comes Just Before General Season Opener

Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt set for Oct. 20-21 will come a week earlier this year. The two-day youth hunt is open to: legally licensed 12-15 year olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at...

 

ND Wetland Conditions Good for Duck Hunting

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates good but variable wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Migratory game bird biologist Andy Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number...

 

Richland Park Is The Place To Be For A Variety Of Summer Time Fun

Richland Park has been a long-standing fixture of Richland County, and has seen plenty of changes over the years. Richland County native and current resident Kelvin Buxbaum has fond memories of the...

 

Falling River Levels May Affect Boat Launching; Be Aware of Fire Restrictions

With falling water levels in the Yellowstone River due to hot and dry conditions, boaters should use caution when launching. According to Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 Fishing Access Site Manager Jamie Hould, Amelia Island (near Hysham) boat ramp...

 

Agate Hunting Is A Unique & Accessible Hobby Along The Yellowstone River

As a kid I remember taking long walks with my grandma through the prairie, and she would go along picking agates. As an adult, I learned that Montana agates are some of the most unique and...

 

Hunter Education Rifle Classroom Course

Orientation/walk in registration for the fall 2016 Hunter Education class will be Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at Eastern Ag Research Center 1501 North Central Ave., Sidney, MT. Work books will be handed out and assignments given. All chapter quizzes must be...

 

MDF Volunteer Weekend July 30-31 Will Spotlight Conservation Efforts in the CMR Wildlife Refuge

Media are invited to report on or participate in a volunteer work weekend to see how partnerships with the Mule Deer Foundation and the US Fish & Wildlife Service are working together for habitat...

 

FWP Seeking Comment on Draft EA for New Water Pipeline to Fort Peck Fish Hatchery

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed action of changing the incoming water source to the Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery building and concrete raceways. Presently, the...

 

Becoming an Outdoor Woman Beginning Kayaking Class Offered Near Fort Peck

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is sponsoring a beginning kayaking class August 13 at the First Dredge swim beach just north of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery near Fort Peck. The class will take place from...

 

North Dakota Game and Fish News

Deer Lottery Held, Antlerless Licenses Remain North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. More than 1,600 antlerless deer gun licenses...

 

The Sherry Arnold Walking/Bike Path Valuable Asset to the Community

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to take family bike rides. Really this has included mostly pushing a stroller or walking a dog for me, but that's perfectly fine because the...

 

Hunter Education Rifle Classroom Course

Orientation/walk in registration for the fall 2016 Hunter Education class will be Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at Eastern Ag Research Center 1501 North Central Ave., Sidney, MT. Work books will be handed out and assignments given. All chapter quizzes must be...

 

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