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May 8, 2018
During the late 1980s, at a time when the state was experiencing a multi-year drought, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department listed about 30,000 registered boats. Today, that number is approaching 70,000. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Think safety first when it comes to water recreation
May 8, 2018 - 11:09am
April 29, 2018
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota Game and Fish Department pays $621,000 in property taxes, May 4 is deadline for Minnesota bear season lottery etc.
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 27, 2018
Rayen King, 18, of Johns Creek, Ga., won the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her acrylic painting of an emperor goose. King's winning entry will appear on the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in late June. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Outdoors notebook: Junior Duck Stamp contest winner, Minnesota carbon monoxide boating law, Game and Fish stocks trout in Ryan Pond and Turtle River
April 27, 2018 - 5:47pm
April 5, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for fighting invasive species: Slow the spread
April 5, 2018 - 6:14pm
September 9, 2017
Bruce Solem spends a quiet moment at the bow of his 47-foot steel trawler with his sister, Kitten Hutchings of Duluth. Solem and his fiancee left Duluth on Saturday for a voyage that will take them down the East Coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal and to the Pacific Northwest. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Rice Lake man's dream voyage begins
September 9, 2017 - 7:22pm
The boat Bob Brott of Eden Prairie, Minn., and his cousin, Gary Soucie of Fairfield, Neb., were fishing in near Garden Island capsized July 31 after the bilge pump failed. The two men clung to the boat as it drifted into Ontario, where they were rescued nearly two days later. (Photo/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Lake of the Woods fishing trip turns into survival test
August 9, 2017 - 5:44pm
Bob Brott
Lake of the Woods fishing trip turns into survival test
August 9, 2017 - 5:38pm
July 16, 2017
Curly leaf pondweed is one of the aquatic nuisance species that has been found in a handful of North Dakota waters. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Aquatic nuisance species remain relatively scarce in N.D. waters
July 16, 2017 - 10:04am
June 26, 2017
DNR officers will be on the lookout for BWIs during Fourth
June 26, 2017 - 8:56pm
uthorities inspect the boat where a Glenwood City woman was found dead and two men were found sickened in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Courtesy photo / St. Croix County Sheriff's Office
1 dead, 2 treated after apparent CO poisoning during weekend boating excursion
June 26, 2017 - 3:44pm
June 21, 2017
It’s a good idea for operators of anchored or nonmotorized vessels to avoid high-traffic areas if possible. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Following boating regulations helps ensure safety on the water
June 21, 2017 - 10:48am
June 11, 2017
 “The City of Bemidji” boat during an excursion part on the River East of Lake Bemidji in 1907. (Submitted photo)
The Big Boats on Lake Bemidji
June 11, 2017 - 5:29pm
April 1, 2017
The entry sign to the Van Hook Recreation site gives a quick look at the services available at the most popular boat ramp access points anywhere on Lake Sakakawea. The site is managed by the Mountrail County Park Board, under lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune
Van Hook braces for drilling
April 1, 2017 - 4:24pm
December 23, 2016
Favorable snow conditions will allow the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to conduct statewide aerial deer surveys for the first time in about four years. (Craig Bihrle/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Outdoors notebook: North Dakota Game and Fish Department set to begin aerial deer surveys
December 23, 2016 - 12:24pm
September 19, 2016
A 14-foot recreational boat owned by Keith Karvonen, who went missing in Lake Superior with two others, Sept. 17, 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard, local agencies and Canadian partners are searching for him. (Photo courtesy of the Karvonen family)
Child and 2 adults still missing in Lake Superior
September 19, 2016 - 7:17am