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North Dakota Game and Fish Department Revokes Fishing Tournament Permits

The tournaments may be rescheduled if it is deemed safe to do so.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has revoked all fishing tournament permits for April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournaments may be rescheduled if it is deemed safe to do so and if there are enough open calendar days. Organizers of North Dakota fishing tournaments scheduled June though October have been notified of the possibility…

Chronic Wasting Disease Cases on the Rise in North Dakota

It brings the number of confirmed cases in hunted deer to 24 since 2009.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota wildlife officials say chronic wasting diseases is growing significantly in the state’s deer herd with eight additional cases discovered after the fall deer hunt. The state Game and Fish Department says that brings the number of confirmed cases in hunted deer to 24 since 2009 when CWD was first found in the state. CWD is a contagious…

People Pack Into Scheels Arena For Fargo Ice Fishing Show

The Show Offered Seminars, Kids Games And Other Activities

FARGO, N.D. — Shoppers, vendors and families are packing into Scheels Arena to catch up on the latest gear and pick up some new tricks before they hit the ice this season. “The latest and greatest products services like guides hotels, resorts, lots of activities we got Santa Claus here it’s been a really fun event.” Organizers of the show…

Duck Hunters Seeing Positive Trends in Wetland Conditions

The regular duck hunting season opens Saturday in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D.–After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall survey shows that duck hunting wetlands have increased about 65% statewide from a year ago. Officials cite record conditions in…

North Dakota Sets Tentative Dates For Hunting Season

The dates become official with the governor's approval.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor’s approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept. 14, waterfowl on Sept. 28, pronghorn on Oct. 4, pheasants and fall…

Grand Forks Bear Had To Be Euthanized

Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear.

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police report the bear on the loose in the city on Monday had to be euthanized. Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear. The bear was lowered the bear to the ground, and transported it out of town. We assessed the condition of the bear, and consulted with area…

Angler Lands Record-Breaking Walleye On The Missouri River

The previous record had stood for nearly six decades

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s longest-standing fish record has fallen. The state Game and Fish Department says Bismarck angler Neal Leier hauled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye from the Missouri River near Fox Island on Friday. That broke the record by one ounce. The previous record had stood for nearly six decades. It was a fish from Wood Lake landed…

Big Game Licenses Available In North Dakota

Hunters can apply online or call 1-800-406-6409 through March 28.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for elk, moose and bighorn sheep hunting licenses. Hunters can apply online or call 1-800-406-6409 through March 28. A record 334 moose licenses are available this year, up 89 from last year and 203 more than in 2015. A total of 408 elk licenses are available, up…