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July 7, 2016
Fishing is enjoyable for all ages and skill levels. (Photo provided by North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Leier: There’s never a limit on fishing memories
July 7, 2016 - 10:05pm
August 21, 2015
Federal duck stamps are required of all hunters age 16 and older to hunt waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans. (USFWS 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp / Art by Jennifer Miller of Olean, N.Y.)
Leier: Changes will be made to federal duck stamps
August 21, 2015 - 12:01am
July 31, 2015
By summer of 2010, pronghorn numbers had fallen by roughly 50 percent in just two years. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Pronghorn numbers change with weather
July 31, 2015 - 12:27am
July 23, 2015
A boat isn’t required for someone to catch fish. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Use of boat isn’t required for fishing
July 23, 2015 - 11:28pm
June 11, 2015
Becoming a North Dakota Game and Fish Department game warden isn’t easy, because there’s quite a bit of competition. The next game warden test is July 17 in Bismarck. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Becoming a North Dakota game warden
June 11, 2015 - 12:02am
June 3, 2015
Not every young animal that looks like it could use some help is actually in need of help. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Not every young animal actually needs help
June 3, 2015 - 11:57pm
May 28, 2015
Don’t pull onto the ramp until your boat is ready to launch. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Unloading, loading boats in the water
May 28, 2015 - 1:04am
May 14, 2015
For a complete listing of all the legislation the North Dakota Game and Fish Department was tracking, check out the Game and Fish website. (Photo by North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Leier: Tracking bills during legislative session in ND
May 14, 2015 - 12:13am
May 7, 2015
Signs like these are going up at most North Dakota boat ramps this spring and summer, reminding boaters to inspect and clean their boats, and drain all the water before leaving a lake. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Stopping spread of aquatic nuisance species
May 7, 2015 - 12:00am
April 30, 2015
The first North Dakota paddlefish season was established in 1976. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: History of paddlefishing in North Dakota
April 30, 2015 - 12:18am
April 8, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
While 60 percent success is below the 70 percent benchmark, it is a bit higher than the 55 percent overall hunter success in 2013.
Leier: Upping North Dakota hunter success rates
April 8, 2015 - 11:29pm
March 25, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
While North Dakota’s fishing season never officially closes, a new license is required starting April 1.
Leier: Signs of spring are in the air
March 25, 2015 - 11:47pm
March 12, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
The number one violation for the past few years has been fishing or hunting without a license.
Leier: Game wardens hit record violations in ND
March 12, 2015 - 12:55am
January 8, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
None of us who are anglers today have ever lived through a time when the state has had more fishing waters than it does right now.
Leier: North Dakota abundant with fishing spots
January 8, 2015 - 12:20am
December 4, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Spring, summer and fall fishing on many waters throughout the state continued to impress, and there’s every reason to believe good fishing will continue into the winter.
Leier: Anglers anxious to go ice fishing
December 4, 2014 - 12:22am
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