North Dakota

North Dakota tourism rebounds despite Canada border closure

North Dakota fisheries draw game-fish anglers year-round. (Photo by Visit Garrison)BISMARCK, N.D. — Outdoor recreation surged this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the 20-month U.S.-Canada border closure to nonessential travel cut into North Dakota’s tourism industry. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state’s No. 1 tourist attraction, is on track to have its best visitation since 1978, surpassing 791,000 visitors…

Devils Lake walleye, perch, white bass numbers booming

(Devils Lake Tourism)Summer fish population surveys by North Dakota fisheries crews peg Devils Lake walleyes, perch and white bass all doing exceptionally well. “The test netting results showed numbers for all species up over last season and most considerably higher than traditional averages,” said biologist Todd Caspers.” Walleyes caught in test nets were 32.4 fish per net this summer.  The long-term…