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December2010

Lake Region snowmobile trails

Posted: December 27, 2010

http://forums.snowmobilend.org/index.php?topic=226.0

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Jon Dircks talking with Billy Hildebrand from KFAN radio talking about ice fishing on Devils Lake. A pod cast from Thursday’s show.

Posted: December 20, 2010

http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/MINNEAPOLIS-MN/KFAN-AM/fanoutdoors_hr2_12-16-10.mp3

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Boats Need 2011-13 Registration

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Boat owners are reminded that 2011 is the first year of the new three-year registration period. The new registration cycle begins Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2013.

Nancy Boldt, North Dakota Game and Fish Department boat and water safety coordinator, said boat validation stickers will have a new appearance and will be much easier to recognize. “The expiration year of 13 will be prominently readable in the middle of the new validation stickers, and the color will fall in line with the Coast Guard color requirements,” Boldt said.

Regulations require the boat number to be in contrasting color to the hull in plain vertical block letters at least 3 inches in height, excluding any border, trim, outlining or shading, and must be maintained in a legible condition so that it is clearly visible in daylight hours. The number shall read from left to right, and groups of numbers and letters must be separated by a space or hyphen equivalent in width to the letter “M.” A validation sticker issued by the Game and Fish Department must be displayed on the boat within 6 inches of the number toward the rear of the boat. No other numbers should be displayed in this area.

If in doubt, refer to page 10 of the 2011-13 North Dakota Boat and Water Safety Guide, Boldt said.

Boat owners should receive their registration renewal notice by the end of December. In addition, boat registrations can be renewed online at the department’s website, gf.nd.gov, by accessing the online services link, and “watercraft registration and renewals” under the watercraft heading.

Also, anyone buying a new or used watercraft can register online and generate a 10-day temporary permit that is valid until the registration is processed.

Boat owners who did not receive a renewal notice by January should contact the Game and Fish Department at (701) 328-6335, or e-mail ndgf@nd.gov. Many renewals are likely to be returned because some owners who moved within the last three years did not notify the department with their new address.

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Hunter Education Class Schedule Online

Posted: December 13, 2010

Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2011 should access the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website for class schedules.

Jon Hanson, hunter education coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said a majority of classes are taught through May. “Most of the classes are added over the next several weeks, so students should watch the website so they can choose the class that fits their schedule,” Hanson said. “Other classes will be added throughout the year as they are finalized.”

Classes held early in the year fill up quickly because of the deer application deadline. “There is a major demand for classes held before June because they will qualify students for submitting a deer application,” Hanson said.

Hunters with an apprentice hunting license in 2010 are reminded they will need to take a hunter education class to continue hunting in 2011. The apprentice license provides individuals age 16 and older with a one-year hunter education exemption for small game and deer.

“In addition to enrolling for classes, the website also provides a free hunter education study guide and a tree stand safety course,” Hanson said. “We encourage new students to use these resources to study course material and all hunters to use them as a refresher.”

To register for a class, or to view the study guide or tree stand safety course, access gf.nd.gov and click on the education/outreach link and “hunter education.” Classes are listed by city, and can also be sorted by start date. Click on “enroll” next to the specific class, and follow the simple instructions. Personal information is required.

Those who do not have access to the Internet and want to sign up for a class can call the hunter education program in Bismarck at (701) 328-6615.

State law requires anyone born after December 31, 1961 to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old, and children can take the class at age 11.

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Old Fashioned Hometown Holiday events

Posted: December 10, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC 16 4:00-8:00pm

Celebrity Elves will be walking around handing out candy canes and sales flyers for participating businesses.  (Participating businesses: Creative Impressions, Dakota Gifts & Books to Go, Gerrells Sporting Goods, Holiday Inn Express, LaMotte’s Paint & Glass, Maurices, Snapdragons Floral & Wally’s Supermarket)

 4:30 Minnewauken School Choir will be singing Christmas Carols on 4th Street

Vote at the former Kelly’s Apparel building for your favorite window or store front display.

Drop off your gifts for the Salvation Army Gift Drive.

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Old Fashioned Hometown Holiday events

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SATURDAY, DEC 11 and SATURDAY, DEC 18 10:00am-3:00pm

Vote at the former Kelly’s Apparel building for your favorite window or store front display. 

 DLHS Firebird Theatre students will be selling Hot Chocolate at Kelly’s Building and around the downtown area-(this is a fundraiser for them)

Celebrity Elves will be walking around handing out candy canes and sales flyers for participating businesses.  (Participating businesses: Creative Impressions, Dakota Gifts & Books to Go, Gerrells Sporting Goods, Holiday Inn Express, LaMotte’s Paint & Glass, Maurices, Snapdragons Floral & Wally’s Supermarket)

 “Wheeled” Sleigh Rides around town

 Drop off your gifts for the Salvation Army Gift Drive.

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Wired2Hunt radio aired from Devils Lake

Posted: December 3, 2010

Listen to local Johnnie Candle visit with Wade Bourne on Wired2Hunt Radio, talking about waterfowl hunting in Devils Lake. (click on the December 1st link)

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