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FALL PERFECTION.  A rare calm autumn day greets hunters and anglers looking to get a good one in the books as winds drop off after overnight rain and snow.  Expect increasing sun throughout the day as we get to it in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Take advantage of great conditions for fishing, hunting or...

By Nick Simonson   The transition from summer to fall brings with it many changes and with those seasonal shifts comes a unique opportunity for anglers of all preferences – downriggers, trollers, spoon casters and even fly anglers – to partake in a unique experience on Lake Sakakawea by boat and from shore, and that...

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Biologist For the past couple of years, North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists have put forth a concerted effort to inform state anglers about a condition called “barotrauma,” which can occur in fish caught from water depths of more than 25 feet.   It’s particularly a concern in North Dakota this time of year...

HEY SUNSHINE!   While we may lose some of our rays today with clouds and storms rolling in on the breezes for the afternoon and evening, we take heart in the good stretch we’ve had and more to come after the upcoming bumpy ride.  We check out the weekend weather, deep fishing thoughts and amphibians in...

By Nick Simonson   I’ve been prone to some idiotic moments in the outdoors, such as toting an unloaded shotgun racked over my shoulders on the way back from a long walk in the field, when all of a sudden birds start flushing; or missing a buck standing broadside at 20 yards with my bow...

KID CATCHES.  Today’s a great day to get out with a young angler – it’s warm, sunny, and calm – the kind of day that lingers in memory for a lifetime, so go out and make it happen. This stretch of late summer provides good opportunities for kids to get on fast biting fish.  In...

By Nick Simonson   The principles of catch-and-release angling and selective harvest have been part of the public fishing consciousness for several decades, with the idea that through proper landing, handling and treatment of caught fish, productive fisheries can be sustained and maintained through the actions of anglers.  While a noble pursuit and one practiced...