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Walleyes Unlimited and The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Annual Kids' Fishing Day

The MonDak chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks held their annual Kids' Fishing Day on Thursday, May 9, at Gartside Reservoir near Sidney and Crane,...

 

Put Garbage Where it Belongs

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists to keep public use areas, including state wildlife management areas, clean this summer by packing out all trash. All garbage should be placed in a proper trash receptacle. If...

 

Fireworks Prohibited on Wildlife Management Areas, Camping Restriction Lifted for The 4th of July Holiday

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting...

 
 By Kathy Taylor    Outdoors    June 5, 2019

Children's Fishing Derby, June 1, Watford City

The 15th Annual Children's Fishing Derby was held 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Watford City Fishing Pond, Watford City, ND. This was a free event open to children 13 years old and under. They...

 

State And Local Health Officials Encourage Safe And Healthy Swimming This Summer

Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), along with local health authorities, want to remind M...

 

Ballast Boats Need Decontamination At Watercraft Inspection Stations

Boat owners transporting watercraft with ballast tanks or bladders will undergo additional cleaning at watercraft inspection stations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Montana Legislature passed a law requiring watercraft with ba...

 

Anna Hill Snags First Paddlefish

Opening day of the Montana paddle fishing season was a great one for Bloomfield resident Anna Hill. She caught her first ever paddlefish, estimated at about 40 pounds, within 20 minutes of fishing at...

 

Fishing Regulations Scoping Survey Available Online

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites anglers and other interested parties to participate in a survey regarding changes to the 2020 fishing regulations. The survey is available at http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/publicComments/regsScoping.html. The survey is...

 

Keep Your Distance From Young Or Injured Wildlife

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP advises against this practice for several reasons. The agency does not accept, hold or rehabilitate deer and elk...

 

Fishing Regulations Scoping Survey Available Online

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites anglers and other interested parties to participate in a survey regarding changes to the 2020 fishing regulations. The survey is available at http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/publicComments/regsScoping.html. The survey is...

 
 By Andy Kuester    Outdoors    May 15, 2019

Perennials Make For Good Spring Planting

Spring is here in our region. Daytime temps are regularly in the 60's but overnight lows are still a bit scary for most annual plants. Plants that are safe to install right now would be trees, shrubs,...

 

Sign-up Your Children For Junior Master Gardener Program, Starts May 22, Watford City

If you would like your children who are ages 10 to 12 years old to learn more about gardening, the Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is for them! This free course will be held in Watford City starting Wednesday, May 22 from 5 p.m. CT to 6:30 p.m....

 

Guest Editorial: Montanans Work Together To Protect Our Waters

Montanans know how precious water is. It's essential for fish and wildlife, boating and angling, irrigating, drinking and creating much of our electricity. When something threatens our water - such...

 

North Dakota Paddlefish Snagging Season Opens May 1

North Dakota's 2019 paddlefish snagging season opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through May 21. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 24-hour n...

 

Walleye's Unlimited Winner

The MonDak Chapter of Walleye's Unlimited held their annual banquet on April 6 at the Richland County Event Center. Pictured is the Heads or Tales game winner Kyle Carter with the Hummingbird Helix7...

 

Some Region 7 Fishing Access Sites Flooded

High-water conditions continue to impact fishing access sites and other recreational areas in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7. FWP urges people to use caution and check accessibility if they plan to recreate near rivers or streams. Breaking...

 

Spring Fever Garden Forums Offered

North Dakota State University is offering a series of forums to help you care for your yard and garden. Live presentations from NDSU will be delivered to Extension offices across the state, including...

 

Anglers Catching Limited Tiger Muskie In Region 7 Reminded Of Statewide Regs

A couple of tiger muskies were reported caught recently in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, one at Gartside Dam near Sidney and one at Tongue River Reservoir. These are the only waters in the regi...

 

Deadline to Remove Fish Houses is March 15

Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Anglers are advised to remove their house soon because access on many lakes could be...

 

Fish House Regulations

Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made out of materials that will allow it to float. A popular question this time of year is if campers qualify as legal fish houses. The answer is the same...

 

Ice Awareness for Anglers, Hunters

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is urging winter anglers and late-season hunters to use extreme caution when venturing out on ice. Ice thickness is never consistent, especially early in winter, and can vary significantly on the same body of...

 

Waterfowl Hunters Can Help Prevent Spread Of AIS

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds waterfowl hunters that they can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montanas wetlands, rivers and lakes. The three steps of*Clean, Drain, Dry*greatly minimize the risk of spreading invasive...

 

Deer Season for Young Hunters Opens Sept. 14

Friday, Sept. 14 at noon signals the start of a nine-and-a-half-day deer hunting season for youth, and hunters are reminded that a 2018 general game and habitat license must be purchased before the state Game and Fish Department mails the youth deer...

 

Smoke Free Hunting Season

Fall weather and hunting season are in the air, if we are not careful smoke can be as well. Firefighters want to remind you that vegetation is dry and wildfires can occur. Do your part to ensure that you do not start a wildfire. Before constructing a...

 

Pheasant and Partridge Numbers Similar to Last Year, Sharptails Down

North Dakota’s roadside surveys conducted in late July and August indicate total pheasant and Hungarian partridge numbers this fall are similar to last year, while sharp-tailed grouse numbers are down. R.J. Gross, upland game management biologist...

 

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