The 2017 January  issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online  right now here. The 2016 year in review is featured, written by Deputy Director Scott Peterson,  'I often wonder what our predecessors would think about some of the issues that seem to consume so much of our time today. There's no doubt they were [...]

 

The 2017 January  issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online  right now here.

The 2016 year in review is featured, written by Deputy Director Scott Peterson,  'I often wonder what our predecessors would think about some of the issues that seem to consume so much of our time today.

There's no doubt they were plenty busy dealing with important issues, but it seems unlikely they spent any appreciable amount of time addressing the Endangered Species Act, zebra mussels or chronic wasting disease.

Conversely, I do suspect that increasing wildlife habitat, the equitable allocation of lottery licenses and gauging public sentiment are timeless issues that were likely at the forefront from the beginning of modern fisheries and wildlife management.'

 

The full story is here:  '2016 Year in Review”.

You'll also want to be sure to check out a feature by Greg Power on the  Trout Fishing in North Dakota  Then and  Now    'The reflexive mental image for some people when they hear the words 'trout fishing' is of an angler in chest-waders casting a fly-rod in the shadow of some rugged mountains.

In reality, trout fishing in North Dakota doesn't always include a fly-rod, waders and certainly not mountains. Yet, for years trout have had a place at the table in terms of fishing opportunities for North Dakota anglers.'