Archive of Hunting Reports

December2012

North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: December 20, 2012

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF director Terry Steinwand reviews 2012 and talks about challenges for 2013.  Click here to Watch!

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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Canada Goose, High Plains Duck End Soon

Posted: December 17, 2012

North Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 20, except for the Missouri River Zone, which closes Dec. 28.

In addition, duck hunting in the High Plains Unit closes Dec. 30.

Hunters should refer to the 2012 Waterfowl Hunting Guide for more information.

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: December 13, 2012

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker gives a preview on Furbearer Hunting and Trapping this winter.  Click here to Watch!

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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Hunter Education Classes in 2013

Posted: December 10, 2012

Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2013 should know that most courses are offered early in the calendar year.

To register for a hunter education course, students need to sign up online at the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Many classes will be added over the next several weeks, and the rest will be added throughout the year as they are finalized.

To register, click on the online services tab, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading. Classes are listed by city, and can also be sorted by start date. To register for a class, 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 Dec. 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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North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: December 6, 2012

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF fisheries chief Greg Power gives an Ice Fishing Preview.  Click here to Watch!

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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ANS Prevention in Winter

Posted: December 3, 2012

North Dakota ice anglers are reminded that regulations designed to reduce the spread of aquatic nuisance species also apply in winter.

It’s important to reiterate that only legal live bait can be transported in water in a container up to five gallons. Both game and nongame species cannot be transported in water, although a daily catch can be packed in snow.

Other simple methods to prevent winter ANS introductions are:

  • Do not use illegally imported baits.
  • Do not empty a bait bucket into any water body.
  • Do not drop plant fragments into the water.
  • Dispose any unused bait into the trash.
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North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online

Posted: November 29, 2012

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

NDGF boat and water safety coordinator Nancy Boldt gives some Ice Safety Tips.  Click here to Watch!

The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

Grand Forks

•             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

•             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dickinson

•             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fargo

•             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

Bismarck

•             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

Jamestown

•             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

Minot

•             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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        Unfilled Doe Licenses No Longer Valid

        Posted: November 28, 2012

        The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds deer hunters who did not fill an antlerless lottery license during the deer gun season, that these licenses are not valid during the upcoming muzzleloader season, or the remainder of the archery season.

        For several years prior to 2012, hunters with unfilled concurrent season antlerless licenses could continue hunting during the muzzleloader season, using a muzzleloader. Similarly, hunters could also use a bow during the remainder of the archery season to fill these licenses.

        All hunters were limited to one deer gun license this year. Since there are no concurrent season licenses, there is no provision to use an unfilled license to continue hunting during the muzzleloader or archery season. Only hunters with muzzleloader, archery or unfilled gratis licenses can participate in those respective seasons.

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        Tentative 2013 Season Opening Dates

        Posted: November 26, 2012

        To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2013, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.
        Dates become official when approved by governor’s proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2013 include:

        Spring Crow March 9
        Spring Turkey April 13
        Fall Crow August 10
        Early Canada Goose August 15
        Deer Bow, Mountain Lion August 30
        Dove September 1
        Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel September 14
        Youth Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane September 14
        Youth Deer September 20
        Early Resident Waterfowl September 21
        Regular Waterfowl September 28
        Youth Pheasant October 5
        Pheasant, Fall Turkey October 12
        Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping October 26
        Deer Gun November 8
        Deer Muzzleloader November 29
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        North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online.

        Posted: November 21, 2012

        This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov

        NDGF aquatic nuisance species coordinator Fred Ryckman gives an update on Aquatic Nuisance Species.  Click here to Watch!

        The webcast can be seen on the following community access channels:

        Grand Forks

        •             GFTV Channel 2 – Saturday, 10 p.m.

        •             UND Studio One Channel 3 – Monday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

        Dickinson

        •             Consolidated Channel 18 – Monday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

        Fargo

        •             TV Fargo Channel 12 – Thursday, noon, and Sunday, 7 p.m.

        Bismarck

        •             Community Access Cable Channel 12, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

        Jamestown

        •             Cable Services, The Replay Channel, CSi Channel 10

        Minot

        •             Cable Channel 19, Thursday, 6 p.m

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