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NORTH DAKOTA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
The number of nonresident any-deer bow licenses available is 15% of the previous year’s mule deer gun license allocation.
In North Dakota, unoccupied fish houses must be removed from state waters beginning Tuesday, March 15.
Early ice conditions can be especially dicey during freeze-ups like this year, when brief cold snaps are followed by warm-ups, and calm days are followed by wind, which of course can wreak havoc on early ice. This time of year, ice can be here one day and gone tomorrow.

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With the confirmed case of CWD on the Minnesota side of the Red River, the DNR will establish a CWD "Management Zone” within about a 15-mile radius of the site where the positive deer was taken, said Seth Goreham, acting wildlife research manager for the DNR.
Hunters registered an estimated 75,534 whitetails during the first four days of the firearms season, Barb Keller, big game program leader for the DNR in St. Paul, said Friday, Nov. 12. The cumulative harvest so far this fall, including archery, the October youth deer season and the firearms season to date, is 108,158, Keller said.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department’s 2022 annual permit offers visitors access to all 13 state parks from the time of purchase through April 30, 2023.
A North Dakota man who was hunting with his daughter during Minnesota’s recent youth deer season voluntarily had the deer she shot southwest of Climax tested, paying for the private test as a routine matter of course. When preliminary results came back positive, he contacted the DNR.
With the expanded surveillance, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is encouraging hunters in deer gun Unit 2B to submit the head of their harvested deer for testing in Fargo, Grand Forks or Hillsboro.
A North Dakota man who was supervising his daughter during Minnesota’s recent youth deer season voluntarily had the deer she shot southwest of Climax tested, paying for the private test as a routine matter of course. When preliminary results came back positive, he contacted the DNR.

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According to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin farm where CWD was detected sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years, including Minnesota and North Dakota.
A trio of the mammals showed up in a city stormwater retention pond, offering another opportunity for residents to see urban wildlife.
In his new position as director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Jeb Williams oversees a state agency with 165 employees and a budget of $92.3 million for the 2021-23 biennium.

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