North Dakota Game and Fish

Bighorn Sheep Coming to MHA Reservation

The state-tribal agreement includes a provision for a ram hunting season.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A new agreement between the state and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation means bighorn sheep could be roaming the reservation in the next couple weeks. North Dakota Game and Fish director Terry Steinwand says 30 to 40 bighorns will be brought to North Dakota once they are captured on a Montana reservation. They’ll be released in the Mandaree and…

Farmers Asked To Wear Hunting Gear For Deer Opener

North Dakota's Opener is on Friday and Minnesota's is on Saturday

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA — Because of challenges with flooding and snow, farmers are being forced to work late into the season to harvest their crops. That leaves them directly in the firing zone as hunters sprawl across the fields of North Dakota and Minnesota for the deer hunting opener. “Understanding that those farmers are out there in their combine…

I-94 Temporarily Closed Near Sterling, ND

There were no injuries during the incident.

STERLING, N.D.–Interstate 94 traveling westbound at Exit 90 is being temporarily closed. A semi hauling a crane went into the median near mile marker 85 just east of Sterling. There were no injuries during the incident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Game and Fish will be rerouting traffic along Highway 10 to Sterling where traffic can get…

Game and Fish Workers Stock 11 Million Walleye Fingerlings

Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its workers have just completed one of the largest fish stocking efforts in the history of the agency. Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings from the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Fisheries production leader Jerry Wiegel says the Garrison…

Fargo Park District Makes Use of Stocked Waters with Trout Fest

North Dakota Game and Fish stocks lakes and ponds across the state for fishing

FARGO, N.D.– Every spring North Dakota Game and Fish stocks between 50 and 100 lakes and ponds with fish. Between larger lakes and “mom and pop” ponds, Game and Fish says the goal is to provide the best opportunity for a great catch. “We stock them,” North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologist Doug Leier said. “We put them in…

ND Game & Fish Gives Do’s and Don’ts for Helping Wildlife During Frigid Temperatures

A natural food source, such as leaving corn or sunflower seeds in your garden, is always the best option

FARGO, N.D. – As temperatures continue to drop, some people are concerned with how the wildlife is trying to stay warm. The North Dakota Game and Fish department advises people to not start putting out food for animals. By putting food in bird feeders or your backyard, you could possibly put animals into harm’s way because of the wind and…