Deer Baiting Bill January 24, 2023 North Dakota, The Dakotan
... HB 1151 – Baiting deer for hunting not prohibited... The first hearing for HB1151 before the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee was standing room only. People from all across the state came to testify for and against...
Baiting ban opponents, wildlife officials debate bill to forbid bans January 23, 2023 North Dakota, InForum
... Game and Fish restricts baiting ...in hunting units if they fall within 25 miles of a CWD detection zone in North Dakota or a surrounding state or province. Wildlife officials say baiting causes deer to concentrate more closely than they do naturally in winter, potentially furthering the spread of disease...
Bill would allow party hunting for deer in North Dakota January 21, 2023 YAHOO!News
... HB 1377 ... "Any member of a party of 10 or fewer may take or kill the number of deer which is equal to the number of valid deer licenses held by the participating members of the party...
Bill would stop officials from banning deer baiting in North Dakota January 16, 2023 The Bismarck Tribune
... House Bill 1151 ... Thomas said he and others value a healthy deer herd, but that “there’s no sound proof” that baiting increases the spread of diseases such as chronic wasting disease or CWD, which state wildlife officials say is poised to spread exponentially in the state ...
2022 in Review, January, 2023. North Dakota Outdoor Magazine
... EHD is a fatal disease that mostly affects white-tailed deer and it impacted our whitetail herd in 2021 to a magnitude that we’d never seen...The region that was most affected appeared to center around the Missouri River corridor... EHD was a non-issue in 2022 and our whitetail population has started to rebound in those areas most affected last year..,
Hunting and Fishing Legislation January 4, 2022 North Dakota Game and Fish Department
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will track hunting and fishing issues during the 2023 legislative session. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by visiting the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. The webpage will be updated daily as legislation is introduced and bills progress through the session. A brief description of each bill will be included. To view the bill in its entirety, click on the linked bill number.
Fatal to whitetails, EHD can affect testosterone levels in mule deer bucks December 17, 2022 North Dakota, YAHOO!News
... epizootic hemorrhagic disease ... Hunters in western North Dakota and other parts of the West have reported shooting mule deer bucks with antlers still in velvet late in the fall, Weston said; in other cases, bucks have missing or shrunken testicles...
Habitat is the key for all wildlife populations November 30, 2022 North Dakota, KFGO
... “We’re focusing primarily on developing good winter cover, like trees, and grasslands that provide cover during warmer months for adult does having fawns.” said Kevin Kading ... This habitat being planted on PLOTS lands benefits deer and other animals ...
New units see baiting banned in 2022 ND deer season November November 28, 2022 North Dakota, KFYR-TV
... The agency bans baiting in select units to reduce chronic wasting disease... Currently, there are 20 units with bait banned due to CWD cases...
Video below: Deer gun season opens at noon on Friday, November 4. Find out how the season is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors. - October 27, 2022
North Dakota Hunting Season Outlook for 2022 September 13, 2022 NDGF
... Population and harvest data indicate the state's deer population is stable to decreasing and below management goals, primarily in the east ... Due to very dry conditions, a delay in the first month of frost, a significant epizootic hemorrhagic disease die-off of white-tailed deer numbers along the Missouri River. There was a decline in licenses allocated ... A stable to increasing mule deer population ..,
Fargo's Wildlife Management Program likely to continue with some changes September 8, 2022 KFGO
... Last year, it appeared the 16-year program was going to end. The police department has been overseeing the program for years and Police Chief Dave Zibolski said the hunt was an “unnecessary public safety risk.” ....
More and Larger Muleys a Possibility for Fall | News Dakota September 1, 2022 North Dakota, NewsDakota.com
... Surveys by the agency confirmed that fact this spring, as tallies showed a modest increase in populations. While overall mule deer fawn production was down in 2021 ... spring mule deer counts and they were up about 13 percent from 2021 ... In contrast to last summer, fawning efforts seemed to have gone over well with lush conditions in the badlands following the spring precipitation ..,
Big Game Transport Rules August 25, 2022 North Dakota Game and Fish
Big game hunters should note requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota, as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease...
North Dakota wildlife officials update strategy as chronic wasting disease becomes bigger threat August 19, 2022 The Bismarck Tribune
... disease that took root in the state 13 years ago and is now poised to spread exponentially... confirmations in the 10-year span from 2009 to 2018 totaled only 14 ... Confirmations now total 70, and the disease appears to be spreading in western North Dakota in two directions ..,
'At first she acted like a dog:' Steele County family treats injured fawn August 5, 2022 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald
... On her inner thigh, she had a bunch of gouges taken out ...The Benders rescued the fawn, fed it, bandaged its injuries and nursed it back to health. That went on for a few days. The deer was free to roam around the farmyard and leave if she wanted to, but she and the other animals became fast friends...
A Tearful Update On A North Dakota Favorite: "Jonnie" The Deer August 2, 2022 SuperTalk 1270
... Jonnie, the tame deer that was a fixture for numerous farms south of Sterling and over to Braddock has not been seen since late January ... The Fallgatters raised Jonnie as a very young fawn as her mother and sibling were hit and killed by a car. Jonnie was also injured in that accident and suffered a broken leg...
Deer License Numbers Fall - EHD to Blame July 13, 2022 North Dakota, NDGFD News
... reduction of 8,000 deer tags compared to 2021 ...In 2021, amid significant drought conditions that hamstrung much, if not all, of the state, the Game and Fish Department received its first report on Aug. 1 of deer dying from epizootic hemorrhagic disease near Mandan... he EHD outbreak in 2021 is on par with the worst year that we’ve witnessed in terms of EHD attributed mortality,” said Dr. Charlie Bahnson, Game and Fish Department wildlife veterinarian...
Habitat holds the key to keeping wildlife on the landscape in North Dakota June 28, 2022 INFORUM
... A central North Dakota deer study concluded that fawns select bed sites consisting of native grasslands and CRP more than 70% of the time. The study also concluded that continued loss of native grasslands and CRP will reduce available vegetation for fawn bed site selection ...
ND Game and Fish holds Deer Gun License Lottery June 23, 2022 North Dakota, KX NEWS
... More than 71,000 individuals have already applied for a deer gun license, this year, not including over 13,600 gratis applicants. The 2022 proclamation regarding deer gun licenses allows for 64,200 ...
A comparison of mixed‐mode survey designs for collecting deer and fall turkey harvest data in North Dakota - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2022
... We found that internet-mail and mail-internet treatments resulted in significantly higher response rates than a traditional mail-only survey mode. We also found that hunters who successfully harvested an animal were more likely to return questionnaires shortly after the initial wave of surveying. Finally, we found that older, nonresident, and urban hunters were more likely to return questionnaires. Our research demonstrates potential use of tailored mixed-mode surveys to increase response rates...
Mild winter helps mule deer population; April blizzards might impact fawning June 13, 2022 North Dakota, The Bismarck Tribune
... The state Game and Fish Department's annual spring survey indicates the mule deer population is 13% higher than last year and 34% above the long-term average... mild winter in North Dakota’s mule deer territory helped balance out the effects of devastating drought last summer and fall..,
North Dakota Spring Mule Deer Survey Complete May 23, 2022 NDGFD News
... “The spring index was higher than 2021 despite having very poor fawn production,” Stillings said. “Although fawn production was low due to extreme drought, habitat in the badlands was still in a condition able to provide high over-winter survival, leading to a slight population increase in 2022.” ..,
Deer disease in North Dakota cuts into hunter success, license numbers May 13, 2022 The Bismarck Tribune
... The impact of the disease stretched over most of western and central North Dakota ... North Dakota has experienced a loss of wildlife habitat in recent years due to oil development and reduced grassland areas resulting from changes in farming practices. That has resulted in annual license numbers essentially being cut in half from the heyday of deer populations in the mid-2000s..,
North Dakota Deer Season Set, Apply Online May 6, 2022 North Dakota Game and Fish News
... North Dakota’s 2022 deer season is set, with 64,200 licenses available to hunters, down 8,000 from last year... “Epizootic hemorrhagic disease dramatically reduced white-tailed deer numbers along the Missouri River and parts of some western hunting units,” said Casey Anderson, wildlife chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. “As a result, license allocations in some units were dramatically reduced.” ..,
North Dakota 2021 Gun Season Summarized April 20, 2022 NDGF News
... A total of 57,086 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 32,793 deer during the 2021 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 72,200 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 57%, with each hunter spending an average of 4.5 days in the field..,
North Dakota Game and Fish completes aerial winter deer surveys March 13, 2022 KFYR TV
...“Compared to 2019, it’s about the same for the most part, it’s kind of a mixed bag, some units are up, some are down, and most of them are about the same. However, when you look back to the early 2000s, 2000 to 2005 we are considerably lower than those years, primarily due to habitat loss,” ...
February 28, 2022 North Dakota Game and Fish News
The department issued 470 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 448 hunters harvested 405 animals – 163 bulls and 242 cows/calves... The department issued 532 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 462 hunters harvested 301 elk – 158 bulls and 143 cows/calves..,
Game and Fish: 26 deer tested positive for CWD in 2021 hunting season February 23, 2022 North Dakota, Kxnet
... with most chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing completed, 26 deer tested positive during the 2021 hunting season ...
The Bismarck Area's Favorite Deer "Jonnie" Is Alive January 27, 2022 North Dakota, hot975fm.com
... The Bismarck area's beloved rescue deer Jonnie has been seen after being missing in action since the start of the deer gun season ... She was also spotted by another person according to the Facebook page "Where's Jonnie/Ruth." ...
Video below from North Dakota Game and Fish Department: In this week's webcast, find out what steps the Department is taking to try to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in North Dakota. - October 1, 2020