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January2011

Spring Turkey Season Set, Online Apps Available

Posted: January 24, 2011

The state Game and Fish Department is offering 6,720 wild turkey licenses for the spring hunting season, an increase of 80 from last year. The increase is a result of better turkey production in spring 2010, mostly in the hunting units bordering the Missouri River.

Six of the 22 hunting units have an increase in the number of spring licenses from 2010, while three have a decrease. Unit 21 (most of Hettinger and Adams counties) will remain closed in 2011 due to lack of turkeys in the unit.

Successful spring turkey applicants must purchase a 2011-12 hunting license, as last year’s 2010-11 licenses expire March 31. In addition to the spring turkey license, hunters must have a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate, and a general game and habitat license. Also, hunters ages 16 and older must possess a small game license, or combination license.

First-time spring turkey hunters ages 15 or younger are eligible to receive one spring license valid for the regular hunting season in a specific unit. To be eligible, the youth hunter must be 15 or younger on opening day of spring turkey season, and have never received a spring turkey license in North Dakota.

Spring turkey applicants can apply online at the Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Applications can also be submitted by calling (800) 406-6409.

Application forms will also be available by Feb. 1 at most license vendors, county auditors and Game and Fish offices. The deadline for applying is Feb. 16. Online or phone applications must be logged before midnight that day.

Spring turkey licenses are available only to North Dakota residents. The spring turkey season opens April 9 and continues through May 15.

Courtesy of North Dakota Game & Fish

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11th Annual ShiverFest

Posted: January 16, 2011

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DEVILS LAKE, ND. –  It’s time again to celebrate our annual winter event – ShiverFest! The dates this year will be February 18-20, 2011. Friday kicks off with the Mikal Wakefield Memorial Hockey Tournament at our two arenas (which will continue all weekend) and a Quilt Show at Quilt Essential.

Saturday, Ackerman Acres will offer for the second year, an Ice RallyCross, starting at 11:15 am and the high flying, large kites from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Out on the lake by Woodland Resort, you can find sleigh rides, snowshoe races, a golf course out on the ice, and more. Starting at 1:00 pm is the annual Youth Ice Fishing Tournament. Again this year, there will be trophies for the largest fish, a drawing to win an ice fishing starter kit, Devils Lake Chamber Bucks prize awards for the top 8 finishers in the Northern, Walleye and Perch categories. The entry fee is $10 and you can purchase tickets at the fire station, the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce or on the ice the day of the tournament. The first 100 youth signed up for the tournament will receive an ice fishing rod, tackle and a tackle box. Concessions will also be available on Creel Bay (served by the Ice Fishing Tournament) on Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

An adult and high school pond hockey tournament will round out the weekend at Woodland Resort. There is a maximum of 50 three-man teams. Later in the evening, a Fireworks display will start at dark and The Cove (at Woodland Resort) will feature a band to rock the night away.

Also going on around town is a Motorcycle Show at the Holiday Mall along with woodcarving demonstrations. A Gun Show will take place at the Memorial Building, and the Quilt Show at Quilt Essential. There will be a Home Based Business & Craft Fair downtown at the Masonic Temple from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Devils Lake merchants will have specials going on throughout the weekend so make sure to keep watching for specials. You can find a complete listing of events on our website, www.devilslakend.com

It is sure to be a fun weekend for whatever your interests are. Get rid of the winter blahs and head to Devils Lake for a weekend of outdoor fun and entertainment.

For any questions, please visit the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.devilslakend.com or call at 1-800-233-8048.

We hope to see you all in Devils Lake participating in the 11th Annual ShiverFest!

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Enter to win a guided fishing trip for 2 to Devils Lake

Posted: January 10, 2011

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Alright hockey fans, fishing fans, and all you fans of North Dakota!  It’s 2011 and we’re starting off the new year with the opportunity to win a two-day guided fishing trip on Devils Lake complete with a two-night stay at the Fireside Inn & Suites and dining at The Ranch. Transportation is not included.

North Dakota Tourism, the Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Fox Sports North are inviting fans to enter the contest – open until the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux host the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for their legendary mens hockey rivalry – January 14 and 15 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.  The clock is ticking on your chance to enter and win!  Join the FSN Fanzone and enter today!

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Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament still on

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For those inquiring, the Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament on January 29 is still going on as scheduled. Ice conditions will be watched and a determination will be made the day of or the day before the tournament if it is to be canceled. As of today, please plan on attending the 27th annual Ice Fishing Tournament. It is the biggest on record.

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Trails by Spirit Lake Casino unsafe

Posted: January 9, 2011

The lake access trail around the Spirit Lake Casino and Ft. Totten is unsafe at this time. Fishermen are asked to not drive vehicles in this area and if you are on the ice by way of snowmobile or walking, you are advised to also be careful. The ice is not strong. There is a report of a pick up truck going into the lake today. Please contact the Spirit Lake Casino, the Chamber of Commerce or any of the bait shops in town for an updated fishing report and ice conditions. We will keep you posted when and if it is safe to travel in this location again.

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Lake access road from JJ’s Bait Shop to Minnewauken Flats

Posted: January 7, 2011

We have a road going out from the bait shop to the flats.  I was on it last night and we are doing our best to keep it open.  We have some guys in a rental out there right know and it appears they have been catching fish out there.  Please do not drill holes on the road or it will flood out.  Until next time…good luck! 

 Courtesy of JJ’s Bait Shop

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Check out the article-Jason Mitchell talks about getting kids hooked on fishing!

Posted: January 6, 2011

Getting Kids Started: It’s about Them and Their Fishing

A frank discussion on what it takes to get more kids into the sport.
by Mark Strand

http://www.fishingworld.com/News/Read.php?ArtID=000028803

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