Fall is a busy time for our fisheries staff. Crews are out doing reproduction surveys, collecting salmon eggs to raise at the Garrison hatchery, stocking a few more lakes and working on fisheries improvement projects. Learn more about what the fisheries division is working on in this week’s webcast.
What should you do if you witness a hunting or fishing violation? The Report All Poachers program provides numbers you can call (701-328-9921 or 1-800-472-2121) any time day or night to report hunting or fishing violations. You can remain anonymous if you choose. Learn more on this week’s webcast with chief game warden Bob Timian.
Find out how the rough start to winter last year and the drought this summer have impacted our upland game bird populations and our hunting season prospects in this week’s webcast with upland game biologist RJ Gross.
It is starting to feel like fall and trapping seasons are right around the corner. Find out what changes have been made to furbearer regulations since last year and how the upcoming seasons are shaping up in this week’s webcast with furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker.
Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to raise awareness of boating and drinking. Statewide, law enforcement will be concentrating on education about and enforcement of boating drinking safety and laws. Operation Dry Water is the last day of June 30th through July 2nd.
Fish stocking is critical for recreational fishing in North Dakota. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department stocked almost 250 lakes last year. Find out more about the stocking program in this week’s webcast with fisheries division chief Greg Power.
The results of the crowing counts are in. Find out how the pheasant population in the state is faring in this week’s webcast with upland game biologist RJ Gross.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park at the State Fair is located near the north central edge of the fairgrounds and open daily during the fair from 1-7 p.m. Visitors can stop by to fish or try their hand at the air rifle and archery ranges. There are also several displays to explore including a furbearer exhibit, a live fish display, native prairie plantings and more. Stop by for a visit while you’re at the North Dakota State Fair!
Lake Sakakawea has some very deep, cold water that is unused by most fish, so in 1970 the Department began stocking salmon in the lake. Now, each year from about mid-July through August, anglers can enjoy some great salmon fishing in Lake Sakakawea. Learn more about the lake’s salmon and the salmon stocking program in this week’s webcast.
The annual aerial pronghorn survey was completed last week. The survey showed a drop in the state’s pronghorn population, but also the highest fawn to doe ratio since 2002. So what does that mean for this year’s hunting season and ongoing population management goals? Find out in this week’s webcast with big game supervisor Bruce Stillings.