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Doug Leier: Why Deer Tags Are Down In North Dakota

Doug Leier: Why Deer Tags Are Down In North Dakota

The late Dean Hildebrand, North Dakota Game and Fish Department director from 1996 through 2005, had a number of quotes that typically connected his small town North Dakota roots to the management of hunting, fishing and conservation in North Dakota. One of those that is appropriate now, since details of the 2015 deer gun, archery

Doug Leier: Reviewing Legislation Important To Outdoor Recreation

The 2015 North Dakota legislative session recently wrapped up. While the number of bills related to hunting, fishing, trapping and outdoor recreation was down somewhat from previous years, it was still a busy session as the North Dakota Game and Fish Department tracked 23 outdoors-related bills, 12 of which were passed by both chambers and

Doug Leier: Support Youth Wildlife Programs

My interest in fishing and hunting began long before specific opportunities we’re designed to encourage young hunters and anglers. The 1980s didn’t have youth deer, waterfowl and pheasant seasons, or special turkey licenses, just to name just a few. I do remember that the local Jaycee’s sponsored some youth BB gun shooting events, and the

Doug Leier: Outdoors News And Notes

Every so often I catch myself with a few pieces of news and notes that might not generate a full column, but are worthy of passing along as reminders Tracking North Dakota Legislation For starters, with the 2015 North Dakota legislative session underway, tracking  outdoors-related bills is easily accomplished from the State Game and Fish

Doug Leier: Game & Fish To Survey Hunters

As a life-long resident of North Dakota, I take pride in knowing that hunters contribute more to our outdoor heritage than just license dollars. Something as simple as voluntarily reporting violations goes a long way to assist game wardens in doing their jobs, and many poachers are caught each year because hunters got involved.