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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 22, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists will tell you the overall water levels remain good- and the number of fishable waters is in unchartered territory. But, the lack of runoff from a light snow pack and a dry fall led to less-than-desirable conditions for natural reproduction from northern pike.
Leier: Beginning fishing season early
April 22, 2015 - 11:24pm
April 16, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
By the mid-1940s, the population estimate of whooping cranes was down to just 15 birds in existence.
Leier: Whooping canes trying to make rebound
April 16, 2015 - 12:17am
April 1, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
North Dakota is home to dozens of different organizations that support youth wildlife programs.
Leier: ND supports youth wildlife programs
April 1, 2015 - 11:09pm
March 19, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Last year, 249 hunters harvested 166 elk — 97 bulls and 69 cows/calves — for an overall success rate of 67 percent.
Leier: Hunters share big game news with each other
March 19, 2015 - 12:58am
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
March 5, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Up until March 31, your 2014 hunting license is good for the spring light goose season.
Hunting license renewal in North Dakota
March 5, 2015 - 1:26am
February 19, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Easier access to lakes, plus good fish populations, has spurred what might be record high ice fishing activity this winter.
Leier: Possible record-high ice fishing activity in ND
February 19, 2015 - 12:46am
February 12, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
While many of us wonder how the pheasants and deer are doing, how often do we give the same consideration to chickadees or nuthatches.
Giving consideration to non-game animals
February 12, 2015 - 12:53am
February 5, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
North Dakota spring turkey license application is open until Wednesday.
Leier: ND spring turkey licenses still available
February 5, 2015 - 12:42am
January 29, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has initiated a winter creel survey in the south central part of the state.
Leier: Following news, notes in North Dakota
January 29, 2015 - 1:00am
January 22, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
These dates are tentative until made official by governor’s proclamation.
Leier: Hunters start looking to fall 2015 season
January 22, 2015 - 12:30am
January 15, 2015
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Many hunters have just recently finished up with late-season small game or archery deer hunting, and are now switching targets to ice fishing.
Leier: Switching from hunting, ice fishing
January 15, 2015 - 12:16am
December 31, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Winter 2014 wasn’t particularly snowy and that played a role in a higher spring pheasant count.
Leier: Looking back through the year of 2014
December 31, 2014 - 11:03pm
December 27, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
While we typically associate littering problems with warmer weather seasons, it happens in the winter as well.
Leier: Littering isn’t a warm weather problem
December 27, 2014 - 12:10am