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Savage Catfish Tournament to Proceed June 12-13

The Savage Volunteer Fire Department Catfish Tournament will proceed on June 12-13 with a few minor exeptions. The calcutta will take place June 12 at 7 p.m. It will take place outdoors, rain or shine. They strongly suggest attendees keep the...

 

Fishing for Free June 6-7

North Dakota residents who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 6-7. That is the state’s free fishing weekend, when all residents age 16 and older can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15...

 

ND Game and Fish to Open Offices June 8 by Appointment Only

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will open offices June 8 to public access by appointment only, and under the low risk phase guidelines established by North Dakota Smart Restart. State facility occupancy must remain below 50%, therefore...

 

Montana FWP To Open Offices, Visitor Centers To Customers June 3

As the state moves into Phase 2 of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Reopening the Big Sky Plan, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and visitor centers will open to the public June 3. FWP offices have been closed since late March due to Montana’s...

 

Paddlefish Snag-And-Release Season Open May 15-21

A one-week paddlefish snag-and-release season will be open May 15-21 for anglers who hold a valid fishing license, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced this week. However, if conditions warrant, Game and Fish may close the season with...

 
 By Marla Prell    Outdoors    April 15, 2020

Paddlefish Season On Yellowstone, Lower Missouri Canceled; Still Opportunity On Upper Missouri

The 2020 paddlefish seasons on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers (yellow tag) are canceled in response to Gov. Steve Bullock’s extension of the directives for social distancing and non-resident quarantine to help stop the spread of...

 

The Annual Fort Peck Walleye Spawn Will Go On Without Volunteers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Fort Peck Reservoir walleye spawn/egg-take effort will be completed using only Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 staff. Unlike prior years, no volunteers will be participating in this popular spring...

 

Paddlefish Snagging Harvest Season Canceled

The North Dakota 2020-22 fishing proclamation has been amended and the state Game and Fish Department is canceling the upcoming paddlefish snagging harvest season due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the amendment does allow for the...

 

MonDak Walleyes Unlimited Chapter Continues To Carry Out Its Mission

In 1997 Doug Hill, Kevin Mayer and Russ Wells established the MonDak Walleyes Unlimited Chapter. The purpose of starting this Chapter was to educate the public on the importance of warm water...

 

ND Game & Fish Offers Up The Outdoors

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department encourages hunters and anglers to make mindful decisions on outdoor activities by following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Customer, volunteer and employee well-being...

 

North Dakota Game & Fish COVID-19 Update

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department encourages hunters and anglers to make mindful decisions on outdoor activities by following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Customer, volunteer and employee well-being...

 

License Year Begins March 1, Other Changes For 2020

As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. The new license year starts on March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2020 hunting and fishing licenses and...

 

Moose Stuck On Ice For Several Days, Euthanized By FWP

A young bull moose that had been stuck on ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We...

 

Ice Fishing Season Is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged To Practice Safety

It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana’s waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety...

 

Three Deer Harvested In Region 7 Suspect For CWD

Samples from three deer harvested in southeast Montana have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first positive results in the southeastern corner of the state. A second test will be conducted to confirm the initial positive...

 

Hunters Can Help Prevent Spread Of AIS

Hunters who use boats to access waterfowl or big game hunting areas can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montana's wetlands, rivers, and lakes. The three steps of Clean, Drain,...

 

Check Your License Before You Head Out Into The Field

Don’t wait until opening day to discover your license and carcass tags are faded and need to be replaced. Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at...

 

Missouri River Corps Of Rediscovery: Bones And Oil

Hunters of the Corps of Discovery primarily conserved lead and gun powder for big game to feed the most men with the least resources. During the 28-month expedition they killed and ate 1,001 deer,...

 

Hunters Reminded Of Elk B License Opportunity For General Fall Hunting Season

As surplus licenses go on sale on Monday, Aug. 12, hunters should remember that, according to the 2019 regulations, they are allowed only one Elk B License, despite legislation passed during the recent Montana Legislature. In the 2019 legislative...

 

Anglers Should Fish Responsibly, Keep Fish Caught In Deep Water

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel encourage anglers to keep fish caught from depths of more than 25 feet, rather than practice catch-and-release. Scott Gangl, Game and Fish fisheries management section leader, said while...

 

Faded Hunting And Fishing Licenses Can Be Replaced For Free At Montana Fwp Offices

Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to fwp.mt.gov, login to MyFWP and...

 

Small Catch, Big Fun

Local fishermen Russ & Jody Wells enjoyed the day on Lake Sakakawea near Tobacco Gardens on Aug. 10. Although no keepers were brought in, it was a fun day on the water. Above: Russ Wells holds up...

 

Walleye Fingerlings Stocked

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently finished stocking more than 140 lakes across the state with walleye fingerlings, completing one of the largest stocking efforts in the history of the agency. This includes more than...

 

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