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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...

 

Sidney Couple Finds Tranquility in Bow Hunting

For Sidney couple Cole Houchen and Melissa Ward, bow hunting is more than just a sport. After three years hunting together, the couple shares a passion for the tranquility of nature experienced...

 

North Dakota First-Come, First-Served Deer Gun Licenses Available Sept. 6

More than 1,000 antlerless whitetail deer gun licenses are still available in three units after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are available online at the Game and Fish...

 

Nice Birds

Hayley Darnielle with the pheasants she shot on the last day of fall turkey season of last year on her walk back to the pickup after not being able to get close enough to some turkey. They were taken...

 

Tips For Hunters To Make Block Management Program Work For Them

The 2018 Hunting Access Guide is now available, directing hunters to almost 6,000,000 acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. Southeastern Montana alone offers almost 2,200,000 acres of hunting...

 

Anglers Find Success at Skunk Bay

Local fishermen Russ (left) and Jody Wells had a successful day of fishing on August 5 at Skunk Bay near Mandaree, ND. They braved the hot weather the entire day without landing a fish but their luck...

 

MT Block Management Program Information Available Aug. 10

Hunters will be able to obtain 2018 Block Management Area information from the Block Management page of the FWP website and in FWP regional offices beginning at 8 a.m. on Aug. 10. Guides also will be shipped this week to those who have already...

 

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...

 

HIP Registration Required for Migratory Bird Hunters

Migratory bird hunters of all ages are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Hunters must register in each state for which they are...

 

Fishing McKenzie Bay

These keepers were caught near McKenzie Bay on Lake Sakakawea on July 29....

 
 By MT FWP    Outdoors    August 1, 2018

Be Safe On Montana's Waters This Summer

As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be...

 

Women Invited to Hike the Maah Daah Hey Trail Sept. 8-9

The Department has openings for Hike the Maah Daah Hey Trail, an educational event for women scheduled Sept. 8-9. Women interested in attending the workshop must enroll by contacting Brian Schaffer at 701-328-6312, or email bschaffer@nd.gov....

 

Monster Cat Champs

The 10th Annual Monster Cat Roundup was held at Sidney Bridge on July 21....

 

Walleye Fingerlings Stocked

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently stocked nearly 10 million walleye fingerlings in more than 140 waters across the state. “Considering not many went into Lake Sakakawea, this was one of the largest stockings of...

 

Put Garbage Where it Belongs

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists to keep it clean this summer by packing out all trash. All garbage, including used fireworks, should be placed in a proper trash receptacle. If trash cans aren’t available,...

 

Anglers Can Help Prevent AIS

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Montana’s waterways and fisheries. AIS are plants, animals and pathogens that are not native to Montana and cause harm to Montana’s native plants, animals and fish. AIS populations can reproduce quickly...

 

Missouri River/Lake Oahe Boat Ramp Status

High water levels on the Missouri River have closed or restricted access at numerous public boat ramps, specifically in the Bismarck/Mandan and Williston areas. Bob Frohlich, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries development supervisor,...

 

Catfishn' at Sundheim Park

Area anglers enjoyed a fun day of fishing on the Yellowstone River at Sundheim Park outside Fairview on Father's Day, June 17....

 

State, Local Health Officials Promote Safe Swimming Tips

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health partners are reminding Montanans to stay safe and healthy while having fun in the water this summer. Swimming can be a fun way to spend time outdoors in the summer...

 

Bodmer Overlook Hiking Trail Closure

Fort Union Trading Post announces that the Bodmer Overlook will be closed from June 1-10, 2018. This closure is due to an experimental animal based treatment of non-native vegetation within the Overlook boundaries. Approximately 50 cattle will be...

 

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