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NORTH DAKOTA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

Long-billed curlews are a species of concern because of population declines, and they’re also seen as an indicator species for the health of grasslands, even agricultural lands.
Walleyes in Lake Sakakawea go deeper this time of year, and fish reeled in from deep water will likely die if released.
Levi Jacobson, North Dakota Game and Fish wildlife management area supervisor, talks about the setup with other agencies that own the wildlife areas in the state with host Mike Anderson.
In related hunting news, the early Canada goose season opens Monday, Aug. 15, in all three zones.

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The pronghorn license fee is $30 for 16 and older, and $10 for under 16.
The primary regions holding pheasants showed 14.1 crows per stop in the southwest, down from 18.4 in 2021; 13.7 crows per stop in the northwest, down from 14.3; and 9.7 crows per stop in the southeast, down from 14.5.
In this episode of North Dakota Outdoors, Game and Fish Department R3 coordinator Cayla Bendel shows how to prepare grilled fish tacos, which can be started the night before or made late-afternoon for a tasty dinnertime meal.
This spring, when farmers were battling snow, ice and cold, the same conditions giving farmers fits were frustrating for fisheries biologists and managers.
Residents and nonresidents who have not already received a lottery or landowner license are eligible to apply online by visiting the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.
In this episode of North Dakota Outdoors, host Mike Anderson talks with outreach biologist Greg Gullickson about the facility that has been a State Fair mainstay for nearly 30 years.

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is an annual contest started more than 30 years ago as a promotion for the state’s nongame wildlife tax checkoff.
The overall decline was likely a result of fewer hunters and below average reproduction, upland game biologist RJ Gross said.
The spring grouse surveys represent an index of breeding populations and are largely representative of production and recruitment from the previous year.

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