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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

October 7, 2018
Pheasant numbers in North Dakota look to be similar to last year, when hunters shot less than 310,000 roosters, the lowest total since 2000. Habitat loss and declining acreage in the federal Conservation Reserve Program have reduced pheasant numbers and hunter success since the CRP peak in the mid-2000s. Courtesy photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Tougher pheasant hunting the new normal in North Dakota
October 7, 2018 - 7:15am
September 6, 2018
North Dakota's summer roadside pheasant counts were down 61 percent statewide from last year, the Game and Fish Department said. North Dakota's pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 7. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
North Dakota pheasant numbers similar to last year; Huns up slightly and sharptails decline
September 6, 2018 - 5:11pm
August 19, 2018
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Column: Walleye bust rumor turns out to be overstated
August 19, 2018 - 3:20pm
August 17, 2018
North Dakota's 2018 pronghorn season lottery has been held, and individual results are available on the state's Game and Fish website. Courtesy photo / North Dakota Game and Fish Department
One-tenth of pronghorn applications approved for North Dakota hunting licenses
August 17, 2018 - 2:27pm
August 6, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey conducted in May 2018 showed an index of 3.4 million birds, down 5 percent from last year. Numbers recovered in the summer, with a July survey showing the index up 37 percent from 2017. Courtesy photo / N.D. Game and Fish Department
North Dakota's duck production up from last year, mid-July survey shows
August 6, 2018 - 2:43pm
May 15, 2018
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 55,150 deer gun licenses this fall, an increase of 650 from last year. File photo / N.D. Game and Fish Department
North Dakota deer season set, with slight increase in available tags
May 15, 2018 - 11:07am
April 18, 2018
Wolves remain incidental species in North Dakota
April 18, 2018 - 9:12am
March 26, 2018
A total of 49,407 North Dakota deer hunters shot an estimated 30,100 deer during the 2017 deer gun season for an overall success rate of 61 percent, the Game and Fish Department reported Monday. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
North Dakota deer hunters have 61 percent success during 2017 rifle season, Game and Fish Department says
March 26, 2018 - 10:09pm
March 11, 2018
Ryan Getz holds the 51-inch muskie he caught Feb. 24 on New Johns Lake. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has sent a tissue sample to a lab for genetic testing to determine whether the fish is a  pure or hybrid strain muskie. If the fish is a hybrid muskie, it will be a new state record. Courtesy photo / Ryan Getz
New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
March 11, 2018 - 7:15am
January 14, 2018
Dustin Seamands of Bismarck (left) drew a once-in-a-lifetime tag to shoot this new North Dakota record book ram Nov. 3, the opening day of North Dakota's bighorn sheep season. The ram's horns scored 177 1/8 after the mandatory 60-day drying period and also qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club's record book. The man on the right wasn't identified. (Submitted photo)
Two North Dakota bighorns break previous state record
January 14, 2018 - 6:31am
December 20, 2017
Mountain lions such as the cat in this undated photo have been legally hunted in North Dakota since 2005, when the Game and Fish Department offered its first season. N.D. Game and Fish Department photo
Hunter takes mountain lion in eastern ND
December 20, 2017 - 5:44pm
December 8, 2017
The clearest trail camera image of the mountain lion on the west side of Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake was taken as the cat crossed a trail, its head and ears erect as if keeping tabs on its surroundings.
Mountain lion spotted in Devils Lake, N.D. leaves trail of rumors
December 8, 2017 - 8:45pm
November 28, 2017
A bull moose.  The population is exploding in North Dakota.  Submitted photo
Moose population growing rapidly in 'wide region' of ND
November 28, 2017 - 5:27pm
November 22, 2017
A male wild turkey struts his stuff in this undated photo from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
November 22, 2017 - 1:19pm
November 19, 2017
Cal Helgeson and daughter Alivia, 12 (left) and son Hayden, 14 (right) of Grand Forks share a moment in the field after a successful October snow goose hunt in Saskatchewan. (Photo courtesy of Cal Helgeson)
Retaining young hunters presents a challenge, Grand Forks parent says
November 19, 2017 - 6:00am
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