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 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…
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Some 27,120 breeding adults have returned from as far away as California and the Gulf Coast to raise their chicks. That’s down about 6,600 birds from last year, but still is among the highest recorded at the 4,385-acre refuge north of Medina. A record 35,466 birds were counted at the refuge in 2000.
The Potholes and Prairies Birding Festival, scheduled June 14-18 in Carrington, N.D., drew 90 birders from 29 continental states and British Columbia last year.
Tour officially opens June 11, starting in Hettinger, N.D., then traveling into South Dakota before returning north with an opportunity to see the Standing Rock Sioux’s tribal bison herds.
Meridian, formed by a partnership with agricultural interests in North Dakota to develop the refinery, plans to push forward on the $900 million project, which it says will be a model for environmentally friendly technology.
But there have been no reports of harm to fish or wildlife at Devils Lake.
The spring conservation order is a great opportunity to see unbelievable flocks of snow geese.
Although still waiting for IGFA confirmation, the fish bested the old record by more than a half-pound.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department cost-share program helps landowners prevent damage to their property
One of the 22 hunting units has slightly more spring licenses than in 2016, five have fewer and 15 remain the same
The illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs
State’s National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 17-18 at the State Fair Center in Minot
And from the winter streams trout opener in southeastern Minnesota to a kids’ ice fishing clinic in Iowa, winter fishing starts to kick into high gear this holiday weekend
Would preserve ancestral homelands of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, remains of earth lodges, and artifacts.