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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeff Benda

Muskie stocking adding more trophy opportunities in North Dakota, and pheasant spring crowing counts are up statewide

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continued its muskie-stocking program this past year, introducing both pure muskies and tiger muskies into three major systems: Lake Audubon, Lake Ashtabula, and the Garrison Diversion Canal Lakes, which include New Johns Lake, Heckers Lake, and East and West Park lakes.
Because muskies aren’t raised at federal hatcheries in North Dakota, the NDG&F sources them from states such as Iowa, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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North Dakota Game & Fish offers “Fish Challenge” to state’s anglers

North Dakota offers an abundance of fishing destinations suitable for both novices and seasoned anglers alike. To foster some friendly competition, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently commenced its third annual Fish Challenge, which began May 1 and continues through Aug. 15.
“We know walleyes are popular, but we were hoping to encourage anglers to explore different species and bodies of water to complete the challenges,” said Cayla Bendel, R3 coordinator for the NDG&F.

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Decisions on CWD regulations forthcoming in North Dakota

North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials have forwarded their Chronic Wasting Disease Proclamation to Gov. Doug Burgum and have indicated a recommendation to lift baiting restrictions in deer hunting Unit 2B. This decision is in response to sampling goals being met and no positive CWD cases being found there.
The NDG&F enacted baiting restrictions in 2B in 2022 following the discovery of CWD in a white-tailed deer harvested near Climax, Minn., just a short distance from the North Dakota border.

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Paddlefish-snagging season in North Dakota nears

Anglers are gearing up for the reopening of paddlefish-snagging season in northwestern North Dakota. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced the season will commence once again May 1.
The history of the American paddlefish dates back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with fossils dating back as far as 60 million years ago, found in the Missouri River basin near the Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana.

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Snow geese making their way across North Dakota

Duck hunting may be closed for another six months, but waterfowl hunters still have a reason to take to the water and fields with their shotguns. The Spring Light Goose Conservation Order offers an opportunity for waterfowlers to pursue snow geese, blue geese, and Ross’s geese in North Dakota now through May 12.
Eric Wilson, manager of the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, has observed thousands of snows, blues, and Ross’s geese arriving in North Dakota in recent weeks.

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Cold weather could reinvigorate Devils Lake ice fishing

With only a month left of winter, the allure of an ice-angling trip to North Dakota’s Devils Lake intensifies. Located along Highway 2 in the northeastern corner of the state, this renowned fishing destination spans 160,000 acres of water and draws more than 15,000 anglers annually.
Yet regardless of how eager anglers are to hit the hardwater, recent weeks of unseasonably warm weather have made many alter their ice-fishing plans.

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