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Backyards and Beyond

Wildlife Viewing

Birds in a wetland at sunrise

Find resources to help you improve the success of your next wildlife viewing outing in North Dakota.

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Morel mushrooms

North Dakota's prairies and woodlands can provide some tasty fruits, vegetables and mushrooms that you can search for when you are enjoying a hike.

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Gardening and Habitat


Whether you have hundreds of acres of land or just have a couple of planters on your deck, you can help wildlife.

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Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

Ruddy Duck Displaying

The Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is an annual photo contest begun in 1989 that showcases North Dakota's wildlife, plant and insect species.

Contest Information

Learning to Fish

Woman fishing at sunset

Learn about fishing gear, get some shore-fishing tips and more on our fishing virtual mentor page.

Fishing Mentor

Learning to Hunt

Family after successful dove hunt

Would you like to try hunting but aren't sure where to start then check out our virtual hunting mentor for some tips.

Hunting Mentor