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 By Liv Stavick    Outdoors    August 12, 2020 

USACE Pump Site Surveys And Proposed Fort Peck Test Flow

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to test the flows coming from Fort Peck Dam in hopes it will benefit pallid sturgeon recruitment. The proposal originates from required Endang...

 

Enjoying Tobacco Gardens

Despite windy conditions anglers still had fun at Tobacco Gardens Marina & Resort near Watford City July 18-19....

 

Montana FWP "Kids To Fish" Program Allows Anglers To Borrow Gear & Tackle For Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year.  FWP staff restocked and maintained over 400 fishing rods in nearly 43...

 

Record Lakes Stocked with Walleye Fingerlings

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel are finishing stocking a record 180 lakes across the state with nearly 12 million walleye fingerlings. Fisheries production and development supervisor Jerry Weigel said the number of lakes...

 

Anglers Should 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...

 

Bakken Summer Rides Three Weekends Drive, Ride, Boat

Fun summer rides to explore a few of the best tourist stops in Western North Dakota. Explore a few of the best tourist stops in Western North Dakota on three special Bakken rides this summer. Take part in the North-Central and Southwest rides by...

 

Operation Dry Water

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents a...

 

Fungus That Causes White-Nose Syndrome Found In Eastern Montana

Samples taken from bridges in three eastern Montana counties have tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. The presence of the fungus – Pseudogymnoascus...

 

Free Online Hunter/Bowhunter Education Classes In Montana

To protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has temporarily cancelled all in-person Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes. Please take advantage of the opportunities to get certified now.   If...

 

Annual Savage Volunteer Fire Department Catfish Calcutta & Tournament Held June 12-13

Calcutta Results: 1st Place: Team 43/Ben Rahr, $4,965.09, Sheila Conradsen 2nd Place: Team 50/Brenner Flaten, $3,698.13, Sam Syth 3rd Place: Team 55/Jeff Miller, $2,944.81, Jeff Miller 4th Place:...

 

16th Annual Children's Fishing Derby

The 16th Annual Watford City Children's Fishing Derby was held Saturday morning, June 13. This year there were two separate sessions with 150 participants registered. Due to COVID-19, lunch was not...

 

White-Nose Syndrome Kills ND Bats Near MT Border

So far, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hasn’t found signs of the deadly white-nose syndrome (WNS) in the state’s bat populations, but biologists are closely monitoring the situation. Recent reports of bat deaths from WNS just over the border in...

 

Fish For Free Over Father's Day Weekend June 20-21 Montana

Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or putting a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. While this family-oriented opportunity allows anyone to fish without a license on June 20-21, all...

 

High, Swift Water Conditions Create Risks For Recreationists

The tragic drowning of a Great Falls man who was swimming in Belt Creek near the Sluice Boxes area on Wednesday is a good reminder for swimmers, boaters, floaters and anglers to use caution in and near the water. Water levels are higher and swifter i...

 

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...

 

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